Category Archives: Kitchen Remodeling

Ebenezer Soule Home Gets A Facelift

There is something romantic, breathtaking and warm when you enter a home of long ago. You can almost picture the people back then roaming through the house as they went about their daily lives, working, surviving and living the best way that they could. That’s probably where all of the ghost stories originated from. Old homes are so charming but there comes a time when updating it becomes a must. It’s not only a facelift that these beautiful old homes need, it goes way beyond that. Modern conveniences and trying to get away from the leaks, the creaks and the…

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I’ve Got the Blues

The trends are still leaning towards transitional in the residential market. It has been fluctuating from traditional to modern, modern to farmhouse and modern to beach. This month’s feature wanted modern farmhouse. As I have mentioned in the past months, starting out with a style theme is paramount. It gives designers a chance to help you bring the style of cabinets together with colors and materials. Bright blues have hit the stage strong in the last couple of years. Big, bold blues are hot in the market as an accent color. Our client this month chose to bring that color…

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The Wood Palace Kitchen Experience

One of the most exciting parts of getting a new kitchen is when it arrives for installation in your home but the excitement of the experience can be dampened by a poorly constructed kitchen experience.  There is a lot that goes in to creating your dream kitchen, a lot that has to be done exactly right to give you the finished product, the finished look you desire; but there is also a lot to do to create a new kitchen experience for you that is easy, effortless and enjoyable. Planning the experience is as important as planning the kitchen.  Remodeling…

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Vineyard “Haven”

Not all kitchens are a cut and dry design. Sometimes we take another room in the house and put the kitchen in there. That was the case with this Martha’s Vineyard home. The kitchen was in the typical in-between room of the house. Unfortunately, it was jammed in the area where the hall to the added family room was. The client wasn’t happy with the narrow hallway as it made it non-inviting to the family/bar room. Get togethers for Patriots football is constant in the fall/winter and the path from kitchen to family room needs to be inviting. Our client…

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We Build Value Into Every Wood Palace Kitchen

Value is usually equated with money.  It is most often defined as the monetary worth of something or the market price.  Something may have a high monetary value and cost a lot or be a bargain because its value is good in relation to its cost.  At Wood Palace, we look at value differently.  In addition to value for the money, we build value and our values into every Wood Palace Kitchen. Value in terms of quality. We have the highest quality standards for every kitchen no matter what the price point. Value as an asset in your home. We…

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Cottage Home Living in the Pine Hills

We are on our 17th year, working with clients in the Pine Hills in Plymouth. Over 3,000 homes were scheduled for this community years ago and they are expanding into more space for many more homes. It’s been a fun project over the years for us, and design and high living is the fiber of these beautiful and larger homes. Over the last 8 years, Pine Hills has adopted the “Cottage Home” into their neighborhoods. Reminiscent of the cottage style homes of New Orleans, they are a beautifully crafted smaller home with a smaller lot size. So many Baby Boomers…

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Good Design Includes Storage and Functionality

When you are thinking about a new kitchen, it is important to remember that good design includes a mix of design features for storage and functionality in addition to achieving the look you are going for.  It is relatively easy to dream about the look of your new kitchen, the finishes, the colors and so on; but you should also think about the functionality you need to make your kitchen a place you enjoy working and entertaining in.  Taking a little time to think about storage and functionality will give you a kitchen that not only looks beautiful, but will…

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Cape Cod Downsize

So many baby boomers are selling their larger homes and moving into a cozy beach home on the Cape in the Cape of good Cod. Falmouth was this couple’s choice to retire in this Cape Cod Downsize. The kitchen was the typical outdated ’80s kitchen. Light oak with a raised panel door were the rave in cabinets back in the ’80s. Unfortunately nobody wants it in their homes anymore. Not only was it outdated, but the layout didn’t work either. Being clients of Wood Palace over the years, they came back for their 3rd kitchen remodel when they did their Cape…

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Choosing Colors To Decorate Your Kitchen

Decorating starts with color.  Choosing colors to decorate your kitchen is no exception.  It is one of the most important aspects of planning a room.  It can make or break the finished look and it is the most challenging for most people because the number of options are overwhelming.  Color affects us visually, physically and emotionally.  There is a whole psychology about color and many books have been written about it.  You can choose a color based on the function of the room, to match the furnishings, based on an inspiration piece or photograph from a magazine.  You can even…

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Kitchen Lighting

Don’t forget to think about the kitchen lighting you want in your kitchen.  Many people make the mistake of putting one ceiling mounted light and expect it to illuminate the room.  There is nothing worse than dark spots in your kitchen when you are trying to read a recipe or prepare food. Besides, who wants to work in a dark and gloomy place when they can have a light and bright space?  There are four types of kitchen lighting to consider for your kitchen.  Not only does kitchen lighting illuminate, but it also helps to decorate and accentuate. Ambient lighting….

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