Award Winning, Glazed Bamboo Kitchen Cabinets: Metropolitan Style in New Hope, PA

September 2008: This exciting project recently won us first prize in a bamboo design contest. Here are before and after photos.



The owner of this New Hope, PA townhouse hated his oak cabinets. Refinishing the cabinets was not an option because refinished oak cabinets are still . . . oak. However, he wanted his renovation to be as "green" as possible. He spotted our Lambertville showroom, and decided Artisan Interiors may be able to help him. Before:


After getting acquainted with his goals and décor preferences, we worked together to come up with a new design for his existing kitchen cabinets. His contractor removed the soffit and opened up the space. We took the bases of the cabinets to our factory in Frenchtown and made modifications for the appliances, including accommodation for an under-counter microwave in the island. We then used renewable bamboo to construct a refrigerator surround, new side panels for the island and base cabinets, and new, flat-panel cabinet doors.



Floating shelves were also made of bamboo, with the upper shelves having a glass insert on the shelf, to allow for light to shine through to the lower shelf. All of the bamboo surfaces were treated with a gold, pearlescent glaze for added depth, then top coated.  The faces of the base cabinets were base coated a deep, black-brown.

Even the Corian countertop was reused and resized to fit the new cabinet layout.

The end result was exactly what the client wanted: a kitchen which was refreshing, yet warm, and with a current, urban edge. "Going green" may never have looked so gorgeous!

Our clients are so excited about this kitchen, that we are now offering custom made bamboo doors with several different edge profiles for sale through our website. The doors are available in an assortment of different bamboo styles, as well as a variety of glaze options. You provide us with the dimensions of each door or panel you need. We will manufacture and finish the pieces, then ship them to you for installation on your current cabinetry. For more information and pricing, call us at 609.397.0395, or contact us at