Category Archives: kitchen design

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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Traditional Meets Modern

Our clients had your typical 80’s oak kitchen and decor. Worn out cabinets, 30″ stove, vinyl floors, blue laminated counter top and the famous 80’s round open shelves. Good storage was lacking, and the old drawers and doors were not working well. The dated look of the kitchen did not reflect the family’s current taste. For a woman who likes to cook and entertain, her kitchen just did not work for her. The first meeting was all about the look and the appliances that she had been longing for. Beautiful stainless appliances that boast a stunning Fisher-Paykel built-in fridge helped…

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Transitional Ocean Retreat

When our clients decided to build their retirement ocean home, the kitchen had to have a sense of community. Kids, grandchildren, friends and family gather a lot at their home. A small cottage home was torn down and turned into a dream retreat. We had lots of fun working with them and coming up with some good ideas to house their family during summer and holiday get-togethers. The kitchen was drawn on the plans as a u-shape and island. There would have been plenty of cabinets in the kitchen but no egress to the outside deck unless you went through…

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New Home in the Pine Hills

When one of our clients made the decision to build her home on one of the cottage home streets at the Pine Hills in Plymouth brought her to Tim to help with the design of her kitchen and baths. Her taste is mostly transitional, blending simple traditional and Tuscan together. With help from Susan Fiore of Susan Thomas Design, Tim helped them bring their taste to life with the right selection of cabinetry. She likes the look of real wood that has a “chunky” look to it. After many visits to the showroom, she fell in love with the Churchill…

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Transitional Farmhouse

When their beautiful Victorian style home needed an addition to accommodate the needs of the entire family, they called on Jim Kenneway and JK Construction to complete the renovations. The new addition included relocating pantries and staircases to create more kitchen space. In the kitchen, the client was looking for a simplistic, transitional farmhouse look to accommodate their family and cooking needs. The results blend old with new and give them the ultimate space for cooking, entertaining and everyday living. Homecrest cabinetry in the Dover style and Opaque Alpine White create a clean look. The Onyx, Soapstone and Butcher Block…

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Fit for a Magazine

Downsizing can be a daunting project. It helps when you’re a contractor and the ideal land comes onto the market at the right time. But that was just the beginning for this Cape Cod couple. The empty nesters hired an architect to design the home, a landscaping company to design the grounds, and Wood Palace Kitchens to design all of their cabinetry. The completed home was featured in the Fall 2014 issue of Home Remodeling magazine. Here are some images from this stunning project.  

Shades of Grey

With today’s busy and hectic lifestyles, life in general becomes a life on the run for most families. With email, cell phones, tablets, social media, and everything else that we use every day, it’s tough to have one place where we do our work and think. The old desk area in the kitchen has become obsolete, and the way we think and feel about the island in our kitchens has turned it into a multi-task space. Colors come and go just as fast as the old desk. The lighter and airy colors that are available now, the brighter our moods…

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Dream a Little Dream (Dream First)

I don’t know about you but the first few weeks after the holidays, my mind is racing around thinking of the better weather coming and all of the things that I want to get accomplished in my home this coming year. It can be overwhelming with the ideas and parties that I would like to host for friends and family. A good place to start is to write down all of the real important thoughts and put them in the order to what makes better sense for you in the coming year both financially and practically. There are many rooms…

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