Category Archives: Kitchen Remodeling

Raised Ranch Restoration, Transitional Style

This month’s feature kitchen remodel reminds me of my very first home, a small raised ranch in Raynham. I had just gotten married and I was young and full of energy. It was the summer of 1988. I had moved in about 3 months before our wedding. The home needed work, so I pretty much renovated the entire place, inside and out. I think I tore out the kitchen the first week I moved in. I ripped up the floor, took out the wall between the kitchen and dining area. That opened up the area and gave it a much larger…

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Early 20TH Century Home Makeover

One of my hobbies is to buy an old home and fix it up to today’s standards. That brings me to an old home that I came across on Pearl Street in Middleboro in the spring of 2015. The home was an estate sale and had not been updated for many years. It’s a turn of the century older home that is normally found in this farm community. I love the charm of these older homes and a lot of my inspiration comes alive in me when I do find a gem like this home. It needed a lot of…

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Millennials Remodel Their New Home

The trend of people buying an existing home and remodeling right away has to be the trend of today’s Millennial’s. If they are not building a new home, finding an older home and remodeling it to meet their young family needs is an upward movement towards “Family First.” With both people working while raising a new family, time spent at their home with family and friends during holidays, gatherings for football, cook outs and parties is how we unwind these days. When I first met my clients, their concern was the way the home was originally designed with the typical…

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How Do You Say Goodbye?

I sit here on this July Friday morning in a sullen mood. I know most people that know me think I am always smiling and in an up mood but sometimes events can sway our feelings. I had one of those events this morning when a long time associate and good friend came up the stairs of our offices here at Wood Palace and said good morning to me for the last time at work. As of the end of today, my partner in crime, my friend, associate and my right arm will retire after 18 years with our company….

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Understanding the Kitchen Remodel Process

Kitchen remodeling is not rocket science but it is more time consuming than the average person thinks. Home centers have given the illusion over the years that all you need to do is stop by their locations with some quick measurements and have a seat with a kitchen sales person and watch them do their magic on the computer right before your eyes. If you are looking to just fill your kitchen area generically then this will meet your needs. Unfortunately with all of the appliance and cabinet selections, generic will be the farthest word to help accomplish the right…

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Understanding the Kitchen Remodel Process

Kitchen remodeling is not rocket science but it is more time consuming than the average person thinks. Home centers have given the illusion over the years that all you need to do is stop by their locations with some quick measurements and have a seat with a kitchen sales person and watch them do their magic on the computer right before your eyes. If you are looking to just fill your kitchen area generically then this will meet your needs. Unfortunately with all of the appliance and cabinet selections, generic will be the farthest word to help accomplish the right…

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Remodeling 101, Don’t Let Them Fool You

If you mention the word remodeling to most people, I either get a groan or they give me that look of fear. Most will blame the home remodeling trade or contractors for the reason remodeling is such a deflating experience. Is it really their fault or is it lack of knowledge of the consumer? Most will debate you till you are blue in the face, but I know better. Over the years, we have become a throwaway society in the name of cheap prices. You see it from all the large consumer companies like Walmart, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Target, and…

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A Little Ditty, 5 Important thoughts Before Remodeling Your Kitchen

It’s a lot to think about Remodeling the kitchen is a big job and an important investment in the value of your home. Let’s face it: you prepare all your meals in the kitchen, do homework, pay bills — it’s the heart of the home. You want to be sure to get it right. You want to be sure to come into the project with an open mind ready to explore all of the options. You want to Dream First. You can always narrow down the choices later. And to do it right, you want to be sure you are…

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A Place You Call Home

Home, home on the range. There’s no place like home. Home is where the heart is. I could go on and on with the many sayings that relate to home. No matter who you are, there is always that one place that we will always call home. My brother Jon always says that home is where your bed is. I have to say that after a week or so when we are on vacation, I can’t wait to get home to my own bed. No matter how comfortable those beds are when I am away, and I have spent many…

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Cape Cottage Kitchen

This small cottage in Buttermilk Bay was in need of a kitchen makeover.  Homeowner Susan Rooks turned to Wood Palace Kitchens for one that was appropriate for the house. Tim used Homecrest brand cabinets with wood dovetailed drawers. The simple, classic-style doors create a transitional look.  Brownstone cabinet glaze on Maple Opaques offers the perfect blend of brown and gray tones, designed to draw out the subtle, sophisticated qualities of today’s modern, neutral color palettes. Countertops are Postform laminate on the main area and Silestone Quartz on the island.