November, 2012: Award Winning Cabinets and Design!
We won "A Major Award" and no, it was not a leg lamp marked "Fra-gil-ee!" Artisan Interiors was a winner in the 2012 Wood Diamond Awards, a prestigous, peer reviewed competition of the Cabinet Makers Association. Winners were announced and awards were given out at a press conference at this year’s International Woodworking Fair, held in Atlanta back in August.
We won First Place in the Category “Baths under $25,000" for this custom dressing vanity.
New Hope, PA, Before: While we were completing their kitchen, clients asked us to also take a look at the dressing room, which was part of the master bath suite. The space was basic and off balance, and the linen closet was a behemoth in the space. The cabinets were poor quality and not worth the effort and cost to reface.
After: The linen closet was removed, the walls were redone, and the portion of the floor under the old vanity and closet was replaced and stained to match. The main wall received a decorative plaster treatment.
We built a new, custom cherry vanity, custom finished to match floating sink vanities in the master bath. The master bath has simple lines and some great modern touches, so these cabinets were designed to be a bit sleeker and transitional in style. This new piece was designed to be symmetrical and to offer plenty of storage. Pullouts for laundry and grooming items were installed. The actual vanity portion was angled in towards the wall. In addition to opening up the space, it was now less stressful on the client’s back to sit or stand at the unit and bend in close to the mirror. Finally, instead of going all the way to the floor, we built the vanity with tapered legs so it floats a bit and opens up the space.
Custom Kitchen Refacing on Display
October, 2012: Visit us at the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce Business & Home Expo. This event takes place on Tuesday, October 16th, from 2 pm until 7 PM, at Power Time Sports Arena, Case Boulevard, Flemington, NJ.
We’ll have displays of new cabinetry, custom finished cabinet doors, and more for your perusal. Hunterdon County’s radio station, 89.7 WDVR, will be there broadcasting live, and area restaurants will be offering tastings of some of their favorite dishes. It’s a great chance to meet local businesses, so be sure to join us!
New Kitchen Cabinets and Refacing Services for the New Year!
January, 2012: Happy New Year and wishes for a year full of good fortune! And who's going to pay attention to that Mayan calendar anyway?
Well, even a website can have a New Year’s resolution made for it. This year we pledge to keep the project stories in our portfolio up to date. And our big plan is to keep up with our built-in Blog – the “Design Tips” portion of this site. In addition to information on kitchens and cabinetry, we’ll also have posts about home design trends, gardening, local home goods merchants, and more for shopping local and enriching your lifestyle. Thank you for visiting our site, and feel free to come back and check it often. If you enjoy it, please tell your friends to pay us a visit as well.
This January we are expanding our line of refacing products. In addition to our premium refacing services, with custom finishes and upscale carpentry additions, we are now offering a more streamlined and budget sensitive approach to your kitchen remodel.
The “Artisan Everyday” line offers standard finishes on new, wood doors, along with flat side panels or veneers for an uncluttered style. This service is geared towards the homeowners who is thinking of upgrading his or her home for eventual sale or is trying to stretch the renovation budget.
Our classic and extremely popular "Artisan Elegance" line of refacing options continues to expand with new finish choices, woods, and architectural elements. Included in this line is also new cabinetry for every room of your home. This upscale look includes solid wood doors in maple, cherry, walnut, and more, all custom finished. Side panels and carpentry additions sport furniture quality details. Partial renovation services, new cabinetry, and storage solutions are all popular and offered.
If your kitchen is the heart of your home or you live in an area where upgraded kitchen elements are considered standard, this line of refacing services may be perfect for your renovation needs.
And our new cabinets aren't just for the kitchen. Custom bathroom and dressing room vanities are also among some of the new products we have available.
Lastly, our "Artisan Eclectic" line offers a modern approach to your kitchen refacing project, with flat panel doors, bamboo, floating shelves and other sleek design elements. For the homeowner who has an edgier design aesthetic, we will help you express your unique style!
If you're planning on upgrading your home this year and think one of these options may be what you're looking for, give us a call. We'd be happy to discuss your project with you.
When We're Not Making Kitchens Beautiful, We're Growing Blue Ribbon Tomatoes!
Fall, 2011: When we need a break from refacing and finishing kitchen cabinets we play in our garden. And this year it appears to have paid off!
Despite the wet weather this summer we still managed to grow tomatoes worthy of eating, and a few even made it into the Open Vegetable Division at the Hunterdon County 4H Fair.
And we won a blue ribbon for Three Biggest Tomatoes on a Plate. A paper plate. Together these babies weighed in at over six pounds of tomato goodness.
The varieties we submitted were a German Strawberry, a Hawaiian Pineapple, and a Mexico tomato. Our seedlings came from Cross Country Nurseries in Rosemont, NJ. They have hundreds of seedling varieties, including pepper, eggplant, and basil.
New Cabinet Finishes, New Showroom, and More!
March, 2011: Thank you for visiting our website! It seems as though it’s been a long winter, but the snow is gone and we’re excited about the coming year! Here are few things that are going on . . .
Our Kitchen Cabinet Refacing Showroom: If you are ready to proceed with your kitchen project and have been holding onto any of our mailings or advertisements, please take notice that our showroom has moved! We are no longer in Lambertville, NJ. We have moved our showroom into our finishing facility, located just off of Route 12, a few minutes outside of Frenchtown, NJ. Our showroom is open by appointment only, so please call 908.797.0905 to schedule your consultation.
New Cabinet Finishes: Are you considering a truly special finish for a piece of furniture or a cabinet? We have recently launched our line of Designer Specialties cabinet finishes. They are perfect for that certain bureau, vanity, or other item which needs a shot of sparkle and style. Note: Furniture is an “in shop” service, bring us your item and we will transform it!
Artisan Interiors in the News: We’ve been in the news a few times. Check out the article on kitchen cabinet refacing in the September/October issue, available on-line, of New Jersey Savvy Living magazine. Keep watching the Courier-News. We were interviewed a few weeks ago and one of our Readington, NJ projects will be featured in an upcoming Sunday edition. And Deb is now a contributing writer to Pittura, a new on-line and print-on-demand magazine for decorative artisans.
Decorative Finishes for Ceilings and More: Team member Galina Peterson has been busy with amazing ceilings and other fabulous wall finishes. If you appreciate exquisite details and your home demands something extraordinary, her decorative surface treatments will not disappoint. Contact us today for more information.
WDVR Radio: Art and Deb are still hosting their own show on 89.7 WDVR-FM, but they have moved to Mondays, from 9 AM until noon. If you like that big band sound from then and now, classic selections from the American Songbook, or you want to join us for some fun banter, tune in or listen live at www.WDVRfm.org.
Just for Fun: Finally, spring has sprung and it is gardening time! Several visitors to our showroom last year went home with some of the delicious tomatoes we harvested, fresh from our “shop garden.” Now, as clients, they still rave about these treats! This year’s garden is almost ready to go. If you are local and want some fabulous tomato and pepper plants, visit Cross Country Nurseries in Kingwood Township. They sell an amazing selection of heirloom varieties of tomatoes, peppers and basil plants. Who knows what luscious vegetables our 2011 clientele will get to enjoy!
Our NJ Kitchen Cabinet Projects are In The News!
June, 2009: Looking for an alternative to run-of-the-mill refacing, or replacing your kitchen cabinets? This article explains some options, and features a kitchen we transformed in Flemington, NJ.
Artisan Interiors was recently spotlighted in the Home & Garden section of the NJ Courier News and the Home News Tribune. If you missed it in the paper, read it now.