Category Archives: kitchen design

The Wood Palace Mission

Almost every business has a mission.  Wood Palace is no different.  Many businesses spend a great deal of time and thought crafting the words that represent why the business exists and what it stands for.  But the most important part of a mission is to create tenants to live by, define the spirit in which action will be taken every day to serve customers, provide quality, provide caring customer service and nurture the skills and knowledge of employees.  It is not enough to craft the words, scribe them on a plaque and hang it on the wall.  Success requires believing…

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Designing A Quality Kitchen

There are a lot of moving parts to designing a beautiful, quality kitchen. From measuring the raw space to picking the cabinet style, finish and the hardware; every step in the process is filled with choices and decisions. A good kitchen designer will guide you through the maze of choices and help you make the decisions that create the kitchen of your dreams. A great kitchen designer is also a master of detail, a master of quality and ensures your experience is a great one. How To Ensure A Quality Kitchen Creating a quality kitchen is not about taking your…

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Congratulations, Wood Palace Designer, Paul Machado on your “Dream First” Designs

At Wood Palace Kitchens, your new kitchen space begins with conceptualizing the design. We ask our clients to dream first because getting them exactly what they want in their new kitchen is our goal. We have top notch designers that work with our clients to help get their likes, dislikes, thoughts and desires out on to paper and into a beautiful and functional design. They are skilled at transforming the client’s ideas into a specific look. One of our designers, Paul Machado, was recently recognized by the design tool Wood Palace uses, 2020 Design, for his work in doing just…

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Listening Is The Key To Great Kitchen Design

Have you ever noticed how GOOD it feels to be really listened to? It’s impactful, particularly when the listening goes beyond just the words you’re speaking. That kind of listening conveys respect and promotes positive relationships of all kinds. That’s the kind of listening we practice at Wood Palace Kitchens. Rather than selective listening where people hear the other person’s words, but focus on what it means to them and what they are going to say next, our focus is on our clients and what they are saying. We are curious, open and listen as much to what a client…

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Come Home To The Experience Of A Wood Palace Kitchen

The history of Wood Palace Kitchens isn’t what you might expect from a successful kitchen design company. There was no great fanfare. No million dollar investors. Wood Palace isn’t the offshoot of a major corporation looking to break new ground. No, Wood Palace Kitchens is the labor of love of Tim Holick, a skilled craftsman who grew his company from a garage-based project for family and friends into one of the region’s most trusted providers and installers of quality kitchens, cabinetry, and counter-tops. In 1976, Tim began undertaking small projects for friends and family. A countertop here, and set of…

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Keeping Up With Kitchen Decorating Trends

A Simple Way To Keep Up With Kitchen Decorating Trends Each year interior decorating trends change, furniture styles change, appliance styles and even appliance colors change. The changes stem from the colors and styles that come out of the fashion industry which introduces new trends each season. Although interior decorating trends change a little more slowly than fashion, you want to be sure your decorating doesn’t become dated before it’s time. So how do you stay up to date and keep your style fresh and updated?  There is an easy, fun and inexpensive way to keep your kitchen up to…

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Beach Blanket Bingo Summer Home

I’m sure you all remember the movie back in the 60’s with Frankie & Annette. This home on the water reminds me of that fun and colorful movie. It’s a home that as soon as you walk in, you smile. Our clients style for the home was beach of course, since it is right on the water. The beautiful blue and green colors throughout the very open floor plan home give you a calming effect that you want from an ocean home. I love the fact that the outside walls are mostly occupied by windows and doors. It gives the…

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The Evolution of the Baby Boomer

It is increasingly more popular for all of us Baby Boomers to purchase a new existing home and update the kitchen within a few years of move in to match our new lifestyle. It is also prevalent to me at this age that my life has evolved so many times according to the changing events of children and life in general. I can remember like it was yesterday when my daughter Gina was born. We really didn’t do much of traveling or going out like we were used to before she was in our lives. I have to assume that…

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Transformational Design

When I look back at this project for this month, transformational was the first word that popped into my mind. I can still remember my first meeting with the Fullers at their home in Seekonk. I asked my typical questions to get an idea what they were thinking and dreaming about. After all of my questions were answered, Mary Ellen and Bob specifically told me that they were game for any ideas or thoughts from me. Those words are what every designer dreams to hear from their client when starting out with a new project. Well, let me tell you…

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The Sliding Barn Door in Today’s Kitchen/Pantry

I often talk about Transitional styles in my blogs. Transitional styling has taken over the home scene for quite a few years now, especially in the kitchen. Transitional styling is a mix between traditional and modern styling. More often than not, though, farmhouse styling has been being mixed in to give the space a more clean-lined rustic feel. This new look reminds me a lot of the Tuscan Farmhouse style that has been popular for years, but it’s is a little more refined. The apron-front sink has been a favorite item to lend to this look for many years now,…

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