Quality Oak Cabinets are Upgraded

Flemington, NJ, Before: A large kitchen with good quality oak cabinetry no longer met the needs of this large family. The island was undersized and the space was awkward when several people were working in the kitchen at once. Also, the dated oak was overwhelming in the space; they preferred a less "country" look. Reusing the cabinets and being as eco-friendly as possible was also important to them.


After: Cabinets were reconfigured to offer a coffee and appliance station which stood outside of the main cooking area. Two islands - one with undercounter beverage storage and seating, the other with an oven and both an induction and gas cooktop - were custom made. Carpentry upgrades, including crowns, side panels, and a refrigerator surround were added to the cabinetry. The new painted, glazed finish is our "Celery Seed." A built-in wall cabinet was finished to match the rest of the cabinetry and stained glass was added to the doors. The Walker Zanger backsplash tile makes the space pop.



Before: When the owners of a Hampton, NJ home were ready to begin updating their house, the kitchen was at the top of the list. They disliked the oak, but realized that the cabinets were custom made and excellent quality. The seating area off of the peninsula was impractical and unattractive and made it impossible to replace the window with a sliding door to the backyard.


After: The peninsula was transformed into a functional space with counter seating, leaving plenty of room for traffic to the new patio door. A dated wine rack was replaced with a wine bin and, where needed, the cabinets were modified so they could accept new appliances. Our White Chocolate finish was applied to all of the cabinetry, transforming the style of the space from "country" to "transitional."