Wooden construction restored from a gutted historical property including:cabinetry, kitchen design, wardrobe style kitchen storage, fireplace mantles, bathroom storage, laundry hideaway, china display shelving, custom closet design (NYC theme), skylight.
I was hired for this large home project by a local contractor I have experience working with in the past. Trust is a valuable and scarce commodity in the building industry unfortunately. I write these articles in the trust building process with you, as you consider hiring your contractor, because creativity and better design come out of a trusting working relationship! The theater room hybrid project showcases a design suggestion made by the Gepetto Craftsman after looking at the plans drawn by the architect for elliptical windows topping off the glass doors to the porch. When I got the architectural drawings and took a look at them I felt that the drawings were leaving out a huge opportunity in the woodworking in the room. Let me give you a picture to set the stage:
Creatively the client wanted a little diversity through out this kitchen design. Originally the client had a very dark raised panel Kitchen that they renovated 20 years back so this was the 3rd renovation this customer had done in this house. The conversation about how they had evolved the house through the years was very educational. In this renovation, they wanted a timeless, simple, and open approach to their central living environment as the kitchen adjoins an open sitting room and is the most used space in the house. The open transitions and framework are to facilitate family conversations while doing mixed tasks like homework and food prep.