Pietra Fina Presents:
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Reinventing Kitchen Remodeling

October 2006

- A Different Look: The Loring Project, featuring the Iron Red.   
Tile Countertops Are Passť; Stone Countertops Add More Life:  The refashioning of the Mead kitchen.

Earlier this year, the Meads of Palo Alto, CA decided to remodel their 19-year-old kitchen with new countertops and appliances.  It was time to get rid of the tile countertops, and replace them with a solid surface.  Using the existing 1987 Omega pecan cabinets, and the original terracotta tile floor the Meads wanted to continue the warm and comfortable feeling in their kitchen.  After shopping at  five different granite importers, and photographing over 50 variations of granite, the Mead family decided on using the Juparana Siena Bordeaux.

The Juparana Siena Bordeaux was a stone the Meads felt happy looking at.  The color hues are warm, rich and inviting.  The mica in the stone added a lot of sparkle and depth.  They absolutely had to have it because they enjoyed the pleasing colors, and strong movement in the Juparana Siena Bordeaux (granite, Brazil).  The Meads worked with the fabricators at Marble City in San Carlos, CA to assist them with the fabrication and installation of their project.  The refashioning  of their kitchen was so dramatic that it was like a whole new environment for the Mead family.  Their friends, family, and neighbors  liked the personality of the Juparana Siena Bordeaux, which brought much more life to the Meadís kitchen.

Marble City is a Diamond Certified granite fabricator & installer located in San Carlos, CA.  Their goal is to provide customers with the best service possible; their knowledge and experience in the field as well as their strong sense of responsibility are key assets to their success.  Marble Cityís staff delivers great quality service and ensures customer satisfaction! For more information please go to their website www.marblecityca.com.
Out With The Old & In With The New: The Nishimoto family shares their story of their re-model addition.

Just over a year ago, Mr. & Mrs. Nishimoto decided it was time to make a move and remodel their outdated kitchen.  The Nishimoto family decided it was time to get rid of the tile countertops, outdated appliances, and add a breakfast nook by extending their floor plan into their back yard.  In doing so, they were able to add a second island to their floor plan, which accommodates six to eight people, and they created a new custom kitchen equipped with new stainless steel appliances and the new additions of steamer and pot filler.  Everything in their kitchen was gutted and replaced.  Their brand new cherry cabinets are crafted by Custom Craft Cabinets (www.customcraftcabinets.com).  Appliances were purchased at Atherton Appliance, and Lakes Appliances. John, partner of Custom Craft Cabinets, assisted the Nishimoto family with maximizing the most of their new space to create a better flow to their new functional kitchen. Once their kitchen design was completed, the Nishimoto family consulted with Bert, owner of Vertex Marble & Granite, to assist them with choosing a stone that would fit their project.  Mr. & Mrs. Nishimoto took their time looking for their stone.  

 Theyíve visited Pietra Fina at least three times before deciding on Verde Cactus.  Mrs. Nishimoto wanted to use a marble in their kitchen; but she didnít want to deal with the maintenance.  The colors of the Verde Cactus complemented their natural cherry cabinet doors.  Mrs. Nishimoto loved this stone due to its movement, color, and strong resemblance to the look of marble.  The Verde Cactus (quartzite from Brazil) was exactly what the Nishimotos wanted for their kitchen.  After that first glance of the Verde Cactus, Mr. & Mrs. Nishimoto came back to Pietra Fina soon after with Bert (owner, Vertex Marble & Granite) to select several slabs for their kitchen countertops.  Bert assisted the Nishimotos with selecting the slabs that would work best for their countertops.  A few weeks later, Bert fabricated and installed the Verde Cactus; and the Nishimoto kitchen was complete.  Mr. & Mrs. Nishimoto was delighted with Bertís work (Vertex Marble & Granite), and Johns (Custom Craft Cabinets). They now enjoy their newly remodeled custom kitchen with family, friends, and neighbors.
Featured Cabinet Supplier: Custom Craft Cabinets

Custom Craft Cabinets is second generation manufacturer & designer of custom cabinets that services the greater Bay Area.  Using all wood construction and lifetime warranted hardware they can work with any requested wood species, door style, and custom finish.  Their designers specialize in kitchen, bath, bookcase, and entertainment center designs.  Their service makes your remodel and/or building experience a desirable and convenient one offering a lifetime warrantee, and a reputable reputation to follow.   For more information on Custom Craft Cabinets please visit their website at www.customcraftcabinets.com. 

37533 Enterprise Ave.
Newark, CA 94560
Phone: (510)792-2720 - Fax: (510)792-5757


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