Category Archives: kitchen design

An Interior Designer Helps Make a Room Look Finished

I don’t think the average homeowner understands what an interior designer really does.  Similar to using a kitchen designer,  homeowners feel that they can “do it themselves”. I just spoke with a landlord this week who is doing an apartment over before a new tenant moves in.  He is doing most of the work himself,  but had a carpenter helping him re-configure the kitchen area and the adjacent bedroom,  adding a closet.  But the measurements were off.  As a result,  he’s only going to be able to fit a small apartment sized oven into the kitchen instead of a standard sized oven.  He…

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New, Elegant Cabinet Knobs

I was looking at Yahoo news today and an article on hot new kitchen trends caught my eye.  The news item was based on an article written in Woman’s Day magazine. A new knob design by Amerock,  one of the companies that we represent,  was featured. Antique Silver Oil Rubbed Bronze Satin Nickel As you can see,  the style is unique and fun,  but elegant.  Here’s the product description from Amerock: “With an air of elegance,  the new Abernathy collection adds depth and dimension to any space. Accented by three distinct finishes,  these stunning jewel-like  knobs add a classic touch…

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Kitchen Remodel Projects

Once in awhile, I like to post pictures from a recent kitchen remodel that we have done at Wood Palace.  Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I’ll let the pictures do the talking.  Click here for the slideshow.  

Kitchen Design Company Gives Back to the Community

Tim Holick,  owner of Wood Palace Kitchens in Middleboro,  MA,  believes in giving back to the community.  Even in tough economic times,  he has done as much as he can to give his support,  financial and otherwise. One of Tim’s favorite charities is the Make a Wish Foundation.  Recently, Tim was informed about the wish of a five year old girl.  Here’s the story: A New Playhouse As an inquisitive and observant five-year-old girl, this wish child immerses herself in books,  puzzles, and dance. She seems to find joy in life’s simple pleasures like playing outside,  watching Disney movies, and…

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Kitchens Built to Last!

I recently visited a couple whose kitchen I built 21 years ago in New Jersey.  They had been telling me that the kitchen still looked like new,  and I couldn’t believe it.  I had to see it for myself.  And guess what?  They were right! The husband has called us every year to confirm that everything still looked great,  and to let us know again how happy they are with the look and durability of the furniture and built-ins. Back in those days,  we were building furniture ourselves.  So everything in the pictures below was built by us except for…

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Designing a Kitchen Suitable for a Superbowl Party!

If the Patriots hadn’t made it to the Superbowl,  this was going to be about a “Winter Blues” party.  As luck would have it,  they came through for the fans,  giving us an even better reason to celebrate this weekend. I would imagine that most of the gatherings on Sunday night will be at the homes of those with big screen TVs!  In any case,  having a kitchen that’s set up for entertaining would be a big plus. At Wood Palace Kitchens,  we design kitchens for our clients that make entertaining an enjoyable experience.  Often that starts with an open concept,…

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Kitchen Remodel with Modern Style

We have a client in Natick,  Massachusetts who wanted a contemporary metro look to replace their old,  outdated kitchen.  To create more space,  Custom Fit Remodeling took down the wall between the kitchen and dining room,  and created a cathedral ceiling. Click here to view the photo gallery for this new kitchen.

Kitchen Remodeling: Planning for the Spring

Spring time is a great time to start your kitchen remodel.  With the weather getting better and dusting off the winter blues,  your mind is fresh with new ideas and excitement.   After the holidays, most people get in the mood to brighten up and change their home décor.  Before you start,  here are a few things to consider: First and foremost,  setting a budget for your project will not only help you but also every sub-contractor that you talk to. You will need to decide whether you will contract your work out yourself,  or hire a contractor to it all for you. …

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Welcome!

Welcome to the Wood Palace Kitchens blog! What makes your home special?  Yes, a brand new remodeling job is great.  But what really makes it special is the people – those who live there, and those who come to visit. We will be focusing more on that, than on kitchen remodeling,  cabinets, countertops, etc. –  although,  we love to talk about those things, too! Please feel free to give us feedback: do you agree or disagree, what is your experience, etc.  We love to hear about how people are using their kitchens to entertain, and we love sharing and receiving great recipes. Please join the fun! Tim Holick