A family affair

Renovations to the kitchen and family room of this 100-year-old colonial revival house have transformed it into a comfortable and welcoming living space

View of the cooking area, black cabinetry, stainless cabinetry, countertop, floor, flooring, hardwood, interior design, kitchen, room, under cabinet lighting, brown, black
View of the cooking area, black cabinetry, stainless steel oven, black hob, granite benchtops, wooden cabinetry and flooring, copper basin and faucetry, brick backspalsh.

A large kitchen is strong enough to contain a powerful central feature, which has the effect of drawing the eye into the middle of the space and making the kitchen feel more unified.

Designer David Stimmel worked closely with the owners to design this kitchen, with its traditional combination of cherry wood and black-painted cabinetry. All cabinetry was manufactured by Crystal Cabinet Works.

To give the kitchen a focus, Stimmel located the range at the center of the space, with a tumbled marble backsplash and hearth-style hood.

View of a kitchen, wooden flooring, wooden cabinetry, cabinetry, countertop, cuisine classique, flooring, hardwood, interior design, kitchen, room, brown
View of a kitchen, wooden flooring, wooden cabinetry, granite bench tops, black cabinetry around oven, stainless steel ovens, copper sink and fuacetry, cone shaped lights mounted from the roof over the islands, wooden bar stools, pot plants, cream walls, small flatscreen TV.

Enkeboll mouldings and accents were used throughout the kitchen to evoke the look of fine Williamsburg furniture. The refrigerator panels were detailed to be reminiscent of a fine family heirloom.

"David has a good eye for design," says Fox. "We worked together on this kitchen project. The design is practical and his detailing creates the look we wanted."

Stimmel has won several national design competitions, and has been recognized by Kitchen & Bath Business magazine and Qualified Remodeler for his workmanship.

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Close up view of some wooden cabinetry.

Crystal Cabinet Works crafts its own mouldings, doors and panels, working closely with architects, kitchen and bathroom designers to produce custom cabinetry finished to a high standard.

For more information on the kitchen design, contact Stimmel Consulting Group, 1544 Butler Pike, Ambler, PA, phone (215) 542 0772, fax (215) 542 1240. Email: dstimmel@comcast.net. Website: www.stimmeldesign.com.

To find out more about the cabinetry, contact Crystal Cabinet Works, 1100 Crystal Drive, Princeton, MN 55371, phone (763) 389 4187. Fax: (763) 389 5846. Email: info@ccworks.com. Website: www.crystalcabinets.com.

Story by: Trendsideas

01 Apr, 2005

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