Category Archives: Kitchen Remodeling

Timeless Transitional

Sometimes when a client buys an existing home, the layout of the home does not fit their taste or idea of an ideal space. Sometimes it’s an easy transition but sometimes, wall have to come down. This project fits the latter. When my clients bought this home, one of our contractors was called in to resurrect the space. One main wall leading into the family room (which is the outside of the home), plus another dining room wall needed to come down so that it was wide open for their guests when they hosted the football games. Today’s younger couples…

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Tuscan Farmhouse Culinary Haven

Most people dream about a chef’s kitchen, but this chef made it a reality in his new home. With a large space that opens into the family room area, it was fairly easy to design the space for a busy chef who also loves to cook at home. The island becomes the focal point and a space where food prep and cooking were a must for this Italian chef. Good Italian food takes time and space, so we designed in a wonderful butcher block area to prepare the fresh vegetables and baking goods. It is across from the fridge and…

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Refined Modern Farmhouse

The typical colonial home has a small kitchen with a table area just off of the kitchen in the area where the slider is to get to the back of the home. Most of these homes have a separate dining room. Today’s families are looking for a kitchen that they can cook, entertain and make a statement in. They have worked hard over the years to keep the roof over their family. There comes a time when they are tired of the old cabinets and the cramped space where counter room is at a premium. Most people have an inkling…

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Ebenezer Soule Old Home Gets A Facelift

There is something romantic, breathtaking and warm when you enter an old 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…

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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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