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Encino Renovation: Stone, Stone Everywhere!

DBA loves Caesarstone!  We have used their product in all of our designs, and even got to design their Flagship San Francisco Showroom!  It really is one of our favorite building products.  Would you like to know why?  Well, Dan (and several other designers) would love to tell you:

For the Encino Renovation, we used 9 full slabs of Caesarstone – which is a whole lotta stone!

The first step in the process was for the stone fabricators to come to the site, take measurements, and make templates.  They then took the templates back to the shop and cut the stone slabs to the correct sizes, where they also fabricated some custom designs.

Next, they brought all the stone to the site….

….and made cuts for things like plumbing fixtures or minor corrections.

Then, they carefully transported the stone inside (this slab is for the kitchen island):

For a shower wall (or any place that might have moisture), they prep it with a layer of cement:

Then they used thin-set motar that acts as a glue for the stone:

And very carefully, the put the stone in place with the help of large suction cups:

This soap niche is an example of something that was custom made at the fabricator’s shop, before arriving on site:

The stone is really heavy and takes several guys to install it:

And there we have beautiful master shower!

The master tub, and tub wall is also Caesarstone:

The owner’s daughter’s have a really beautiful, custom made Caesarstone double sink in their bathroom.  Underneath is IKEA cabinetry.  With some ingenuity, we were able to fit a 6″ deep sink over the cabinetry, rather than the typical 2″ sinks that usually come with the IKEA casework.

The slim opening is the drain:

The underside of the sink:

The master bathroom sinks:

We were able to construct it so that the IKEA drawers still work with the system, while providing room for our custom sinks:

Thanks Caesarstone!