Kitchen Cabinet Transformations

Gorgeous Glaze Fixes Makeover Mistake

Before: The cabinets in this Chester, NJ home were ruined by a sloppy glaze job and an HGTV style of tile application. The new homeowners tried to work the cabinets iby installing granite. They were still disappointed, so they called us. And we gave them a transformation which left them delighted!

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All of the doors were replaced, and the main cabinets received a greenish taupe glaze with pearlescent details, while the island received a warm caramel wood tone treatment. The buffet area received glass doors, while the roll-tops for the appliance garage were replaced with hinged doors. The insides of the glass cabinets were treated with beadboard and finished in the same glaze as the island.

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High Style, Low Stress

Before: This kitchen, with its panelled soffit, dated pickled cabinets, and drab island, was crying out for a change. The microwave shelf was unattractive and the oven and refrigerator cabinets needed to be reconfigured.

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After: Two weeks on-site and this Tewksbury kitchen was transformed, to the delight of the home owners and amazement of the neighbors. The new microwave is built in, the oven and refrigerator have traded places, and new granite is on the island.

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A Vanishing Act for Soffits

Before: Grainy, oak cabinets and a soffit gave this Pennington kitchen a very dated look.

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After: New doors are just the start of the changes in this space. Decorative side panels, light rails and crown moldings, all with our Butternut finish, lend an upscale look to the kitchen. The ceiling crown and finish on the soffit are the final details, giving the room the illusion of greater height.

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Before: Two year old granite countertops limited the possibilities for updating these dated oak cabinets.

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After: Bead board panels, moldings, and the glazed soffit, all in our Butterscotch finish, give this Hampton kitchen new life and greater presence. The green tone on the island coordinates perfectly with the granite.

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Elegant Details

Before: This galley kitchen in Short Hills had basic architecture and a picked finish.

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After: Recently photographed for Design NJ, this updated space sports new doors, extensive decorative moldings, and our Butternut Glace� finish on the main cabinets. All of these features combine for a high-end, designer look.

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Before: A kitchen in Whitehouse Station is ready for some upscale, custom changes.

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After: Our Cherry Tone finish and gold accented, decorative moldings on the door panels were just some of the new features in this kitchen. Detailed cabinet crowns and decorative side panel moldings, all highlighted in gold, give this space a formal elegance.

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From Sterile to Stylish

Before: White, painted MDF doors gave a sterile look to this East Amwell kitchen. There was nothing of interest architecturally, and the microwave shelf was awkward and unfinished.

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After: An off-white glaze with pearlescent detailing elevates these kitchen doors to designer status. A custom built hood and microwave surround, along with moldings and side panels lend to the upscale look. The island is expanded with a two tiered eating area. The new Rouge Rub finish with pearlescent copper details coordinates perfectly with the Diamond Red granite. Newly installed, over cabinet lighting provides the space with perfect ambiance.

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Before: The white painted cabinets in this Clinton Township kitchen were stark and needed to be warmed up. The counter area by the family room also needed more personality. So what did we do? We're waiting for the tile backsplash to be installed, then we'll take the "After" photos. Check back soon . . .

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New Doors Make the Difference

Before: The owner of this Bedminster home wanted a change from the casual, dated oak cabinets.

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After: The cabinet frames are treated to minimize the grain. Afterwards it, along with new premium doors, receive our Cherry Tone finish for a striking and rich looking end result.

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After: The custom made and cherry glazed island finishes the space. The granite is Diamond Red.

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New Homes Need More

Before: The cabinetry in this newer Alexandria Township home is builders' grade oak boxes. The owners wanted more.

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After: These stock cabinets went from plain to perfectly stylish. After carpentry, including moldings and panels, a distressed white finish is applied to the main cabinets. The island is given priority treatment with decorative corbels, bead and post panels, and our Pecan Wood Glow finish.

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Before: The builder of this new, Bucks County, PA home couldn't offer the homeowners the glazed finish they were looking for.

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After: New rope crown with pearlescent detailing adds the finishing touch to these cabinets. The main cabinets are our Vanilla Creme Glace, while the island is done in a high contrast black.

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Refacing Regrets

Before: In 2002 the owners of this central NJ home had their kitchen cabinets refaced and regretted the plastic look they received ever since. They were unhappy, but did not want to rip out and replace the cabinets and granite. In 2006 they called us.

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After: We gave them the look they had been craving all along. New doors, decorative detail moldings, and frame molding for an inset look began the transformation. Treated in our cherry tone finish with gold accents, the cabinets now had the high-end style the owners had wanted from the very beginning.

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Small Kitchen, Big Style

Before: This kitchen in Stockton is small, but the dark, oak cabinets made it look even tinier.

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After: Minimal carpentry included a crown, a corner shelf, and a shelf window valance, which frames the view of the Delaware River. A cream finish with subtle details brings the space to life with added brightness.

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Before: These homeowners were tired of their grainy, oak cabinets. The pattern of the oak grain was too busy for the kitchen, making it feel smaller than it was.

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After: Almost no grain is visible with our Butterscotch finish, which brightens up the room and lends warmth to the space.

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Small Spaces Sparkle

Before: A narrow, unattractive butler's pantry connects the kitchen to the dining room, and needed to become more inviting.

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After: Glass doors on the upper cabinets, along with new crown moldings, are just the start. A two-tone finish with copper highlights on the cabinetry, as well as the new moldings and soffit, give this space greater visual presence.

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Before: This butler�s pantry of laminate doors used to look like a closet.

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After: After adding impressive crowns and a rich wood tone finish to the cabinets, along with a warm, plaster finish on the walls, this Newtown, PA space is now a room which can stand on its own.

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From Oak to Outstanding

Before: The pickled, oak cabinets in this Glen Gardner home were unimpressive boxes.

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After: Moldings and panels, all with a new, warm finish, bring character to this space.

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Before: The owner of this Basking Ridge home hated the color of these oak cabinets.

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After: Our Cherry Tone finish, and a new crown with gold, pearlescent detailing on the rope, provide traditional sophistication to this kitchen.

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New Looks for Old Oak

Before: The kitchen in this Readington Township home was dated.

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After: The addition of simple bead board and a cream, distressed finish help give new life to this once tired space.

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Before: The owners of this Pennington home wanted a cleaner look for their main cabinets, not the intrusive pattern of oak. They also wanted a smaller island, a custom hutch, and a few cabinets relocated.

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After: The new Pecan Glow finish, which the owner says �glows in the evening light�, imparts a richness to the space which can never be achieved with oak. The custom hutch, with our China Red finish and faux copper back, adds an impressive focal point to the space.

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Minimal Changes, Maximum Style

Before and After: A larger crown and two different, yet rich finshes are all that is needed to transform the 1980s pickled cabinets in his Neshanic Station home.

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Before: This Chester home had good quality, bleached maple cabinets.

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After: They receive a lush makeover with our Cherry Look finish.

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