Personal Details Define Princeton Kitchen Islands

Princeton, NJ, Before: The owner of this country club home had excellent quality maple cabinets, but over the years they oxidized and discolored. They also lacked some of the architectural details that other kitchens in the neighborhood sported. She particularly wanted to give the island more character and replace the sparse looking counter supports.


After: Beadboard and decorative corbels were part of this transformation. The finish is a dark rub-off with copper glaze.


Hopewell, NJ, Before: Although these custom built cabinets were of good quality and design, the homeowners felt that it was time to upgrade them. They wanted the island to have greater presence, with furniture styled details. Finally, it was important to them that the new cabinet color complement the granite better, a dense mix of deep black, taupe, and brown, with flecks of blue and green mica.


After: The island is given greater weight and focus with panels and posts. All of the perimeter cabinets received our Glazed Mushroom Souffle finish. The island received a darker version of the same color. Side panels and decorative moldings elevate this space with upscale style.


Alexandtia Township, NJ, Before and After: This newer home in Pittstown, NJ now has the island the owners always wanted. Bead and post panels, along with elegant corbels, upgrade this basic builder's box. The Hawaiian Bordeaux granite provides the finishing touch.