This mirrored wardrobe is finally installed and has been tweaked so that everything is to the homeowner’s satisfaction. The before photo has been included to show how much pizazz built-in custom woodworking can add to a space. The cabinet will be very useful for storing clothes, picking out outfits, and getting ready to greet the day.
What an elegant piece this white wardrobe has turned out to be! On the far left there is a hanging pullout for short dresses. The center section is comprised of shelves and drawers, and on the right there’s a vanity desk with a rich stained countertop and special storage for a hair dryer to stay plugged in, yet out of sight. The entire piece sits on furniture feet and the toe kick is recessed to reinforce the furniture look. The mirrors make the piece quite dramatic.
“Every one loves the kitchen. We love working in it. It couldn’t have come out better. It’s my favorite room.
The key is finding a cabinet maker that is open to suggestions and is willing to work with you. The guy we got was great. Every time I had an idea, he executed better then I had dreamed!”- E.S. (via Facebook) Plains, PA
This redesigned Bloomsburg, PA kitchen features natural cherry cabinets with flat Shaker panel doors, and inset doors and drawers.
All of our cabinetry is constructed with solid local lumber and FSC-certified furniture grade plywood and the finest hardware,
including soft-close self-closing undermount slides.
Changes to the original layout include 3″ more of cabinet wall length in either direction and a furniture-style hutch and island that would be painted a satin distressed black. Shaker wood knobs would be a matching black. There will be seven paneled ends including three sides of the island. The reworked design has a drawer to the right side of the range, for cooking utensils or spices.The island legs would be attached to the cabinetry and the apron around the counter would be eliminated (corbels would be included if need be, to support the countertop). The hutch has furniture legs and a decorative apron as well as an upper section primed for display- with two divided light doors, a beadboard back and corbeled sides that extend to the counter. The base of the hutch houses a blind corner larder unit that utilizes the hidden space, in addition to three drawers. To the left of of the hutch is an open bookcase for cookbooks. The garbage and recycling pullout has been relocated to the right of the ovens, close to the sink and dishwasher.
These two matching natural maple bookshelf built-ins are finally in place in a Maryland home. The smaller piece is ho me to the computer printer, and the larger one houses a sizable television. This project was in the design phase for a long time, since the homeowners wanted to be sure that they were getting a product that suited their needs and home perfectly. The result is a classic and clean-lined balance between modern and traditional look. Wiring is all neatly hidden and the components are tucked away behind antique wavy glass.
Once in a while an entry door needs to be replaced. This old Thousand Islands-area home was due for one, and now sports a brand-new solid white oak entry door. Three lights of antique glass in the top provide a view of the stone fences out front while the lake beckons, beyond. The bottom rail is of the door is 12 1/2 inches tall and the panels are bookmatched. Coats of polyurethane protect the door from the weather and allow the homeowners to put on a new coat of finish if needed after several years. This substantial, heavy door is in for a long life with a view of the water.
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