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One-of-a-Kind Historic Philadelphia Kitchen

8 May

Kitchen Renovation Philadelphia
Another successful collaboration with kitchen designer David Stimmel made the pages of Signature Kitchens & Baths Winter 2013 edition (page 34). The existing 300-year-old kitchen was decidedly dark and dreary. Custom coffers and multistage crown molding add drama and host lighting that illuminates intricate details overhead and below. Creamy white cabinetry and white Carrera marble project even more light. A track and rolling ladder provides access to cabinetry that reaches the 12′ ceiling height.


Inspiration Snapshot: Traditional Kitchen Renovation {Philadelphia Style}

9 Apr

Philadelphia Cream Kitchen Renovation
Warmth abounds in this custom tailored kitchen renovation situated on Delancey Street in the heart of Philadelphia. Earthy and inviting soapstone countertops and creamy cabinets mix surprisingly well with the urban feel of the stainless steel apron front sink and appliances.

Like it? Get the look:
1 – Green Iron Soapstone Counter Tops
2 – Conestoga Cabinets in Hard Maple Finished with Brown Glaze
3 – Natural Walnut Island Top with 2″ Square Edge (by Conestoga)
4 – Cherry Wood Island Sealed with Blue/Gray Paint Stain (also by Conestoga)
5 – GE Monogram Duel Fuel Range and Stainless Steel Backsplash

Country Kitchen Renovation Philadelphia
6 – Vault Stainless Steel Smart Divide Sink with Apron Front by Kohler
7 – Manchester Bar Stools by Pottery Barn
8 – Hand Forged Erlenmeyer Pendant by Hubbardton Forge

Backsplash Custom Tile
9 – Hand Made Tile Customized with Reproductions of Etchings from 17th Century French Artist Jaques Callot
10 – Green Iron Soapstone Counter Tops

Award Winning Traditional Kitchen

3 Feb

Traditional Kitchen Renovation Ardmore, PA

One of our favorite kitchen renovations took home 3rd place for the Traditional category in the 14th annual kitchen design contest sponsored by Signature Kitchens & Baths magazine. Did we mention it was a national competition? Kudos to kitchen designer and cabinetmaker David Stimmel of Stimmel Consulting Group for his (always) fantastic work.

Kitchen Islands, Bigger and Harder Working

28 Jan

Kitchen Island with Storage Seating Renovation Philadelphia PAAt the 2013 Builder’s Show, kitchen islands were all the buzz. Islands are getting bigger and harder-working, with increased storage space. One designer described the kitchen island as “the jewel in the setting” of the house.

Check out our Houzz Kitchen Island Ideabook for more inspiration.

Before & After: Downingtown Kitchen Remodel Goes Modern

11 Jan

Kitchen Renovation Before and After Downingtown PaFounders Way in Downingtown, PA – The existing traditional (and outdated) kitchen didn’t suit the homeowner’s modern style. The range took up most of the island top and the stools around the island stuck out into the path from the kitchen to the family room.

The existing kitchen cabinetry, plumbing and appliances were removed to accommodate the new look. The gas range took the refrigerator’s old spot, leaving the island free for food prep. The stainless steel vent hood and stacked stone back-splash create a dramatic focal point in the new location. The uniquely shaped island ends in a concave arc and bar seating – getting the stools out of the way of foot traffic. The dark cabinetry, gray Caesar Stone counter-tops and a variety of glass mosaic tile give the kitchen an edgy look.

Before & After: Kitchen Addition in Tudor Style Home

9 Mar

Kitchen Renovation in Tudor Style Home Jenkintown, PA

Cheltena Avenue in Jenkintown, PA – A cramped dated kitchen expanded into a bright and welcoming family center. Opening up the back wall of the home provided the space to add a center island and breakfast area. An abundance of sunshine spills through French doors that open to a new rear patio.

Before & After: Chestnut Hill Kitchen

16 Nov

Chestnut Hill Kitchen Interior Design

Chestnut Hill, PA – Our client bought a renovated home but wanted to freshen up the kitchen to make it her own. Our interior designer swooped in to help personalize the space. Stainless steel pendant lights above the island create a more modern vibe. Natural bamboo shades replaced patterned drapes above a storage bench and correspond to woven dining room chairs. Soft yellows and bright orange warm up the modern color palette so the room feels crisp and fresh, not heavy handed one way or another.

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