Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Rate His Space

One of my favorite programs on HGTV' is "Rate my Space". I'm sure you've all seen it. Well now we get the chance to rate the newly renovated kitchen of host Angelo Surmelis. What fun! Finishing this project on time put Angelo's planning skills to the test. That's one of my favorite things on the show. He comes up with amazing design plans for the chosen homeowners. Once the demolition was complete on this 1920's bungalow it took only three weeks to complete the job. Angelo says the ability to make quick decisions on materials and colors was key to meeting the time challenge.
He chose gray walls, white subway tile back splashes, white IKEA cabinets, a black antique hutch, Carrara marble counters and cork floors. The entire project was about $20,000.... The big splurge being the fire engine red stove...painted at a Ferrrari factory. But there were budget items from IKEA like the cabinets, sink, stove hood, and appliance garages. Overall the kitchen has a comfortable, contemporary and vintage feel.....I rate this space A+ !!!

The red Bertazzoni range is a knock out!... love all those knobs

Start with a clean canvas... gut the place and start from scratch

The cork flooring is sustainable... Surmelis' tribute to green

Absolutely love the Carrara marble counter tops and black antique cabinet

Sources: LA Times


Ann said...

I think an A would do. The space could use a little more livening up but other than that it looks really cool.

Decoration said...

I really dig that stove!! What a dream!

tricia mckellar said...

wow -- that read stove is stunning. well done.

Jennifer Ramos said...

WOW those counters are so clean and crisp looking!! Marble it looks like...

Jen Ramos
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