Modern Kitchen and Dining Room
Watch as this 70s kitchen and dining room are transformed into a sleek space for this bachelor.
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The design team of Kristan Cunningham, Spencer Anderson and Dave Sheinkopf bring in sleek materials to give the two areas a completely new look fit for a hip bachelor. In the dining room, the walls are painted a soft olive green color that helps to coordinate with the yellow kitchen counters.
Matching fabric is used for wall art above Busch's DVD cabinets, as seat covers on the bar stools and to hide the view into a room off the kitchen.
Design coordinator Dave Sheinkopf creates a two-tier bar top out of prefinished plywood that spans the half wall in front of the sink and part of the side wall by the bar table. Construction glue is used to secure one bar top to the half wall. Polished aluminum legs provide stability for both bar tops and give the room an industrial look. A round olive green rug is placed under the bar table.
New accessories include contemporary shelving to hold cocktail and wine glasses. Brushed steel cabinet knobs reinforce the sleek, contemporary look they're going for. A pendant light is hung from the ceiling over the bar table.
Anderson contributes to the dining room design with a custom bar table made entirely out of wood rounds. He cuts the various-sized rounds out of medium-density fiberboard (mdf), including a large round for the tabletop. Mdf is a dense material so the table is constructed in three pieces (two base pieces and the top) with heavy-duty glue and nails to make it easier to maneuver. After the three sections are painted chocolate brown and brought inside Busch's home, the two base pieces are finished with polyurethane and assembled with metal dowels and more glue. After the top is secured, clear epoxy is poured over it and spread out with a brush in a thick layer to give it a very durable finish. A pair of bar stools completes the set.
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