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Kitchen Accomplished

Fresh Looks in High-End Style

Last year when a Wyckoff couple wanted to update their kitchen, they turned to Bart Lidsky, owner of Ridgewood’s The Hammer & Nail for a complete refresh and renovation. They came to the right place.

“What they were asking for was something we are seeing a lot of lately,” Bart says.

“Clients want to renovate their previously ornate kitchens with beautiful but simple, fresh, clean looks that emphasize quality materials.”

The Hammer & Nail, which was started as a cabinet shop by Bart’s father, Robert, in 1975 in Pearl River, New York, was passed into the hands of Bart nearly 20 years ago. Now a high-end kitchen and bath design company, its showroom has been based in Ridgewood since 2003. Working with clients from start to finish with design, project supervision as well as cabinet installation, The Hammer & Nail also provides unique details seen in this kitchen, like custom hoods and countertops with wood detail. And with the floors a rift white oak stained in walnut and the cabinets a soft warm gray-white, this kitchen is the perfect gathering place for meals and entertaining.

“We hone and refine the design, utilizing our experience to take the basic needs and wishes of our clients and make something for them that’s really special,” Bart says.

Hood and Hardware: This custom-made hood is a combination of antique zinc and polished stainless steel. All of the hardware on the cabinets and drawers is polished nickel and made to match.

Quartzite Stone: The backsplash and countertops are both Tahiti quartzite, a natural stone. Even the floating shelves surrounding the hood are made from it. Three pieces of slab run from counter to ceiling, framed by a trim detail in the same stone.

Walnut Details: The L-shaped walnut surface on the island is an eating counter, and the dining table is made with walnut as well. Walnut also makes for a perfect detail touch in the interiors of the cabinets and the drawers.

Galley Sink: The island sink is a workhorse for food preparation with several accessories to help, including cutting boards, colanders and drop trays, making it essential for meal prepping.

The Hammer & Nail

9 W. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood


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