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Masculine Makeover
Glen Lumia of Creative Design Construction & Remodeling, Inc. kicked off a multi-phase update of this classic Old Tappan center hall colonial with the kitchen before moving on to the adjacent family room and laundry room. “The family didn’t move out during construction so we divided the scope of work into different projects to keep the disruption to a minimum,” he explains.

The home owners enjoy entertaining so Lumia designed an open floorplan anchored by a painted maple island with deeply carved corbels by Wellborn with a soft java glaze, topped with polished Cambria New Quay quartz finished with an ogee edge. The graceful custom shape and mix of metals – including oil rubbed bronze, stainless steel, satin nickel, gold and copper – add a decorative element to the kitchen’s more masculine vibe.

The perimeter cherry cabinetry by Wellborn features a charcoal glaze, accented by oil rubbed bronze and satin nickel hardware by Jeffrey Alexander Padua Collection. The counters are topped with the same Cambria quartz. One of the builder’s favorite features is the backsplash, a combination of tumbled Botticinio tiles accented by glass and stone mosaics from Fuda Tile in Ramsey, then paired with an embellished metal resin inset above the 36-inch Viking range. Other must-have appliances included a 30-inch Viking double wall oven, Viking microwave, Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer.

A separate bar features glass display cabinets surrounding a backsplash of the same staggered glass and stone mosaic tiles from Fuda Tile. The Saturnia beige porcelain tile floor in the bar and kitchen unite the two areas while the cabinet color and backsplash subtly mirror the shade of the 18-inch Bluffton hammered copper bar sink. The oil rubbed bronze faucet is by Grohe.

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