Installing High-Gloss Laminate Cabinets and Surell Countertops

Project: Elmwood Neighborhood, Episode 11, Part 3



The owner of the tenth Elmwood neighborhood project house, Brent Bachelder, wants to turn the home's attic into a recreation space.

Bob joins during the demolition process, before new LVLs and windows are installed. Next, a striking new acrylic bathroom wall goes up, followed by plumbing, HVAC work, and floor repair.

Finally, Bob learns about the new Surell countertops that are going in and concludes with a tour of the finished space.
Part 1: House Ten: Attic Conversion
Part 2: Installing the Skylight, Acrylic Block Panels, and Cooling System
Part 3: Installing High-Gloss Laminate Cabinets and Surell Countertops
Kristin Grand (from American Home Products) shows Bob the European-style cabinetwork-- frameless cabinets from Altercraft. The doors are of a high-pressure laminated material and have a high-gloss finish. A kitchen sink will be cut to fit in the countertop and, underneath, a cut will be made for the microwave. The top is fitted with an "appliance garage" and there is a compact Whirlpool refrigerator on the side.

At the other end of the space is a Surrel counter with a high-gloss finish. And at the gable end of the room, fiber-optic lights have been incorporated into a mural.
Part 4: Original Art and Contemporary Furnishings in the Finished Space
The theme of community building in the historic Elmwood neighborhood of Providence, RI, is the focus of this project. Rather than tackling one house, Bob Vila is helping 11 neighbors tackle smaller projects like porches, kitchens, bathrooms, and even a third-floor artist's studio.

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