Category Archives: kitchen design

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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Dream First; Getting it Your Way

Excuse me for sounding like a Burger King commercial but when it comes to designing your kitchen, looks is not the only thing to focus on. I know that it is very important to get the right look but it is equally important to get the position of storage ideas exactly where you will need them while you cook, work and entertain in the space. I find that most people want to rush this process or that they are working with someone who does not focus on this important design segment. This is such an integral part of our process to unravel 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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Picking The Perfect Kitchen Sink For Your Custom Kitchen

A major part of any kitchen renovation is choosing the right sink. A kitchen sink needs to do more than just look nice. It has to stand up to years of use and wear. Kitchen sinks are made in a variety of different materials to fit virtually any style and any budget. Below are a few examples of the most common styles of sink being used today. Installation Methods Kitchen sinks can be installed in a variety of ways, but they mainly fall into two different camps: drop-in and undermount. Their names are fairly self-explanatory. Drop-in sinks fit into a…

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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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