Let us share our recent experience during our Atlanta Kitchen renovation at our Inn. You can follow us over the next couple of weeks and see our Atlanta kitchen renovation. Last summer we started talking about whether to update or completely tear out our Atlanta Bed and Breakfast kitchen. After much discussion, it was an easy decision to choose to completely tear it out and put in a state of the art kitchen. We began by making a wish list of all the products we would like to include in our Atlanta kitchen and researching them. Top of my list was a Viking Professional Series Gas Six Burner Stove. I had been dreaming of a Viking Stove for years!
We made an appointment with Jill at Builders Specialities, on Miami Circle and arrived armed with our Appliance Wish List. To our amazement their showroom had everything on our list and even a few items not on our wish list. Having the opportunity to see the products and have Jill explain how each product would work best at our Atlanta Bed and Breakfast was amazing. She thought of everything! Jill supplied us with catalogs and specifications before we left and headed back to the Inn. Over the next few weeks we poured over the catalogs and researched the products. Then came the fun part, as if we were playing with a dollhouse kitchen, armed with a roll of masking tape we precisely begain to measure and tape outlines on our kitchen floor. Taking up tape and putting down tape, moving appliances and discussing the flow of our new Atlanta kitchen. One of the difficulties of laying it out was we were combining three separate areas previously walled in which we needed to demolish.
Finally, we had a floor plan that we thought would work for our Atlanta Bed and Breakfast Kitchen and had the perfect location for the new Viking Stove. Our final Wish List for appliances included a Viking 36″ Professional Series Six Burner Stove, Microwave, Electric Oven, Warming Drawer, Ventalation System, French Door Refrigerator with Freezer on Bottom, Wine Cooler, Free Standing Ice Maker and not one but two Asko Dishwashers.
Now that our Atlanta kitchen design was set, the appliances selected, we started our search to find a talented Cabinet Maker that was experienced in working with historic properties. After meeting Kerry with W.M. Orr Fine Cabinets and touring his workshop we knew he was the one. He made great suggestions on the type of cabinets that would work with a 100+ year old inn.
Stay tuned for Part 2 of our Atlanta Kitchen Renovation.