We are so proud of this latest project in Meredith for an Early American reproduction home, which happened to be built by Rick’s dad, Henry Page.
There was no such thing as a “kitchen”, so to speak, back in early american times, because all of the cooking was simply done in the fireplace or on a wood stove. We felt the best way to incorporate a “modern” kitchen into a home like this is to design cabinetry that is fitting with the period and give it a furniture-like look. In this way, you can have a highly functioning kitchen but not look like you just bought standard kitchen cabinets. Shown here is an enormous island with counter height seating, a dishwasher in disguise and tons of storage.
As you can see, we blended many different looks into the space to break things up visually, and to offer storage with attractive and period fitting style. The 42″ fridge is hidden with cherry panels, as is the hood, while a modern TV is hidden behind rusty punched tin panels on the antique looking pie safe.
A closer look here reveals beaded face frame cabinetry with flush inset raised panel doors with stylish applied furniture feet that visually anchor the cabinetry to the floor and give it a furniture look.
Because storage space was at a premium, we also built a Shaker inspired pantry to offset the lack of storage in the main kitchen. It’s finished in a very Shaker chromium yellow with an antique glaze and fitted with walnut knobs.
This will be a “modern” “kitchen” to enjoy for years to come!
“This fireplace sure would look look great surrounded by beautiful cabinetry” A recent project had a customer who wanted to ‘pack a lot of punch’ into a little corner to include a gas insert fireplace, his and hers clothing storage and an access panel in case service was ever needed “behind the scenes”. AND Done! What a fun project!
Choosing the right wood and then the right color for that wood is such a critical choice in any kitchen renovation, and one that’s all too often overlooked. There are so many different wood species to choose from, but that doesn’t seem to make it any easier, does it?
Customizations that leave customers absolutely stunned are my specialty. There’s nothing that I like more than planning and executing the perfect kitchen remodel. Getting everything just right means a customer walks into his or her new kitchen with that special “wow” look on their faces. That wow factor, though, isn’t from my point of view; it’s from YOUR point of view. When we work together, I find out exactly what makes YOU go “wow,” and that’s precisely what we deliver . . .YOUR wow factor!
Looking to freshen up your current kitchen, but you’re on a limited budget? You’re not alone. Of all the potential remodels in a home, the kitchen is one of the most popular. Given how essential it is to a home, it’s little wonder why. A kitchen remodel can do amazing things, not only for your productivity at home, but also for the value of your home. Unfortunately, it sometimes comes with a pretty high price tag, too. Is there a better way to get a revitalized kitchen without the complete renovation price tag? Absolutely! A Component Kitchen Renovation is the way to go in this situation, and we’re experts at it!
One of the biggest considerations for most people as they design a new kitchen is choosing a style. Looking through architectural magazines, home design books, and sites like Houzz.com can certainly be inspiring, but it can also lead you to a kitchen that might not be such a perfect choice for your home. Wondering why? Kitchen styles should, as much as possible, take your overall home style into account during the course of your kitchen renovation.
As you think toward shifting your home into your perfect space, you may find that you’re quickly overwhelmed with ideas, some of which don’t always translate well into words or even basic stick figure sketches. Where can you turn to help communicate your ideas and turn them into reality?
Enter Houzz. A repository of amazing design photos from craftsmen like Rick Page, Houzz is packed with ideas that will translate into perfection for your home. Rick currently uses Houzz to showcase past projects so future clients can get some context surrounding their next big remodel or custom furniture piece. Houzz makes the perfect place to explore Rick’s work further. Whether you’re looking for classic designs, meticulous details, or handcrafted beauty, this is the place to see what Rick has done in the past and what is truly possible for your home.