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The Copper Kettle

The owners of the Copper Kettle were opening a new location in what was formerly “Uncle Bud’s Catfish.” They needed to work with what was already in place there since they were leasing the space. So, we did our best to make the design cost effective for them.


Since paint color is the least expensive but most effective way to completely transform a space (or was in this case),  we first chose a color scheme. This included bringing in desired colors from their existing logo design, and adding others which would complement, add warmth, and create interest.


The walls were covered with rough plywood, which (after many samples were created in order to find the perfect hue) our decorative painter did an amazing job with. The finish is a tinted paint & polyurethane that is vibrant and durable. The owners wanted to eliminate the corrugated shiny metal counters, but we showed them that element could be aged and toned down to add another design element (to break up all the wood), and they were extremely pleased with the results.

Although we mainly worked within the scope of the existing elements of the building, we had to meet with codes and comply with many strict standards. Our licensed architect was required to submit full plans of the entire interior of the restaurant, the kitchen, outside structure of the building, along with the patio and parking lot.

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