Monday, January 31, 2011
Check out this great kitchen project near Boston - New Old Country Farmhouse
This is a great project that we did near Boston. The client wanted a David T. Smith kitchen but was concerned about the cost and hassle of doing a handmade kitchen long distance so she tried to find a local kitchen company to do it. No luck. So she finally called me at the last minute to talk about the project.
It was a large project, kitchen, 2 pantries, bathrooms, and laundry. She sent us drawings, we had a few Web Meetings, and we drew up the project and made our deal. The next day we flew to Boston to make final measurements. We were a little shocked when we got there, because the house was 90% complete waiting for the kitchen. She had almost waited too long.
She was great to work with and once she had decided to use us for the project, she made decisions quickly. We were there for about 4 days. She signed off on the drawings and we went back to Ohio and started making the cabinets that week. About 8 weeks later we had our install guys in Boston eating lobster and installing her kitchen. It was a great job and Paula was great to work with.
As you look at the DESIGN New England Magazine article and the photos here, pay close attention to the detail that is in this project.
Paula wanted to have the house look like a 19th century farmhouse that had been added on to again and again over the years as the families needs changed. That’s exactly what she got. There is detail everywhere you look.
The Kitchen had an AGA stove, a huge soapstone sink and painted and stained cabinets. The Island was HUGE and had drawers on both sides. It was all curly maple with our Time worn finish. There was a built-in pantry in the wall, a pantry room with built-ins on 4 walls and a pie safe appliance cupboard.
There was only one upper cabinet in the kitchen, so the large windows really made the kitchen open to the outside.
Each bathroom and the laundry were also custom designed and each one had its own unique personality.
It was a great project.