Category Archives: kitchen design

An Update for Modern Living

    The Homeowners: Young professionals with big dreams for renovating their first home. Originally built in the 1940s, this home needed updating to accommodate a modern lifestyle. Separate living, dining and cooking areas divided the space and did not accommodate entertaining. The original kitchen was dated and dysfunctional, with a cramped layout for appliances and limited prepping space. Our clients envisioned a open space with clean lines and a neutral color palette. The Remodel: Working with a General Contractor to open up the floorplan was of paramount importance to our clients. The wall between the kitchen and living room…

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Dreaming First in Middleboro

  The Homeowners: A Middleboro couple with an (almost) empty nest. After years of raising a busy family, and concentrating on renovations throughout the home, they were were finally able to realize their dream kitchen. With a generic layout and outdated oak cabinets, they had been tolerating the existing kitchen for long enough. Now that the kids are grown, they could finally devote the time and energy into the full remodel they had always wanted. The Remodel: Acting as their own General Contractors, our homeowners were proud to stay local with all aspects of their remodel, employing tradespeople almost all…

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Transitional Cottage Classic

This months featured kitchen is a classic, transitional kitchen. Today’s tastes are still leaning toward a classic look in a modern/cottage style. I like to call it the “quiet calm.” Simple lines to give the room a rich but elegant look. We designed beautiful transom cabinets to the ceiling to give the room that old world charm and custom built-in look. We accented only two cabinets with glass doors to not over power the area. A good transitional look needs to have simple lines, not cluttered, when completed. I love the contrast of the deep grey island that goes well…

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The Birth of “Dream First”

I’m sure we can all name many times in our lives when we caught ourselves dreaming of what life was going to be like. Or maybe it was just something that we yearned for, whether a possession or a person. I used to drift away many times when I was young, sitting in my bedroom and listening to music. Those were times that I thought I could have accomplished anything that I desired. I still believe many years later that anything is possible, especially when it comes to kitchen design. I’m at my creative best when I delve into a…

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Modern Southwestern Retreat

This month’s feature is as different from other months as it could be. One of my favorite projects because I helped with the design of the whole downstairs floor, where the kitchen was sandwiched between two other rooms. When I first walked into the home, I was amazed at how long the whole area was that housed the stairway, dining area, kitchen and family room. The ceilings were sectioned off with very large, sheet rock soffits. That’s how the original builder and homeowner must have thought that the soffits delineated the rooms. My clients were sick of the wood and…

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Seaside Escape

Who doesn’t want to live by the ocean year-round? I know that has been one of my wishes for many years. That wish came true for my clients in this month’s feature. Nestled just off the ocean in Onset, just a short walk to the water, sits this seaside escape. I’m lucky to share in the fun of this home every 4th of July weekend at their wonderful annual cookout. They even have an outdoor built-in kitchen and bar area so that guests can enjoy the outdoor beauty, volleyball on the beach, or just sitting by the fire pit. Tracey…

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The Farmhouse Modern Craze

I speak to a lot of clients about the movement in the fashion world today with the Farmhouse/Modern trend. I can’t tell you how many kitchens I design in that same style. Many of these clients ask me, how do I define that style today and how will they know if that is their actual style. In the world of design, my job is to ask the right questions and listen carefully to my clients’ responses to put together exactly what their minds are thinking, because most clients don’t really know what their taste is. Here’s how I define what…

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Traditional Treat

With all the transitional style crave out there, I decided to highlight the traditional theme this month. Nestled into the Pine Hills in Plymouth, this charming home was a pleasure to help create the traditional style that she longed for. The Pine Hills is a large community for a lot of people who want to retire and when it comes to their homes, it’s all about luxury and pampering. I still remember my client saying; “Boy Tim, you really captured the look rolling around in my head. It’s more than I could ever had imagined!” As a designer now in…

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Asian Reflection on the Vineyard

This job was one of the most interesting jobs that I have ever been involved in. I have worked with this client a few times before on some investment homes on the Vineyard, so I understood her style and taste. But she was struggling with the theme of this home, so on my visit to measure the areas, after framing was done, I was able to get a theme going for her. I have included pictures of the day I measured, and after photos of the whole home, inside and out to give a feel for the size of the…

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There Is Nothing Old Fashioned About This Nostalgic Retro Kitchen

In one of our 5 new kitchen showroom designs, we have created a nostalgic retro kitchen that holds all the fond memories of the past and combines them with the latest custom designs and modern appliances of the future.  We all love nostalgia.  The past evokes fond memories of family, friends, good meals and good times.  All of the things you want in your new kitchen. This kitchen’s white, timeless, custom inset cabinetry is the perfect backdrop for red accents right down to the red background in the glass cabinetry and the red knobs on the high end cooktop.  The…

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