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Transforming Your Kitchen Into Timeless Elegance

Add Simplicity and Serenity to Create a Kitchen You Will Never Want to Leave

Article by Ashley Barrett Kanoff

Photography by Ronnie Bruce Photography

Originally published in Newtown City Lifestyle

A major home renovation project can be costly and a lot of work, especially when it comes to one of the most important rooms in your home - the kitchen. You want to create a space that you’ll love for a long time, and you want to get it right the first time. 

With this kitchen, Hamilton Building Supply Home in Newtown focused on Timeless Elegance as their theme. HBS Home handled the cabinetry and chose Mouser Centra Cabinets, with a radiance beaded inset and white paint.

To help create timeless elegance, try selecting soft neutrals, and while dark pops of coloring are becoming more popular, white is always in style. White kitchens work well for smaller spaces, and help to create the feeling of light and openness. If you choose stained wood, select a mid-range stain, nothing too dark or too pale. Try to select a backsplash, countertop, and floor that doesn’t have too much ‘personality’, so you don’t outgrow them. Instead, making bold statements with elements that are less expensive and easier to replace, such as bar stools, light fixtures, and small decorative pieces.

Kristin Ferro, of HBS Home was the kitchen designer and chose Blackstone Quartzite Leathered Countertops from Princeton Stone and Tile and the backsplash tile from Suburban Marble & Granite. Professional grade appliances cost a bit more, but are likely to last much longer. They also don’t look dated as quickly. 

Home staging for this special project was done by Amber Sciascia, and the contractor was  Adam Yeager. The kitchen window was also supplied by Hamilton Building Supply. The client originally had a partial wall that separated the main kitchen from the eating area.  The wall was removed to unify both areas, creating an open space ideal for entertaining. A pass-thru wall was also eliminated to make room for a stately wood paneled hood and additional wall cabinet storage.  Pipes in a soffit could not entirely be removed, so the crown moulding assembly was designed to hide the pipes and seamlessly bring the cabinets with crown to the ceiling. A pantry closet was turned in to a beverage center niche with retractable counter wall cabinet doors that can be left open for easy access to glassware and mugs. Contrasting floating wood stained shelving was added to one wall for visual interest.

A few other notable accessories were a tall cabinet to the left of the refrigerator with tray/serving dish storage. There is also a drawer base cabinet in the island with peg inserts to store dishware.  

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