After severe water damage Michelle and Christian decided to replace their old island.  They wanted seating on the back side and plenty of storage on the other sides.  The island is really going to become a baking center.  To keep within budget we reused the original counter top.  We distressed the island by first applying a base coat of Tanager Red sw6001, then a top coat of Black of Night sw6993.  We then rubbed through the black to expose some of the red and beat it up a bit.  The cabinet matches the granite counter top nicely.  WinklerIsland

Plenty of charm to go around with this kitchen.  Its not big by todays standards, but is well laid out and organized.  The thin center island measures 2′ by 7′ and houses the microwave and trash recycle and is the primary prep service. The rest of the kitchen has plenty of drawers for storage as well as a Connecticut cherry countertop.


We built this kitchen about eight years ago and a couple weeks ago I received a call from an old client and dear friend, Marion saying “I finally bought new appliances for the kitchen, getting rid of the dated old white ones.”  The problem is, the appliance installers couldn’t figure out how to instal the microwave and the vent hood.  She asked us if we could come take a look at it, within a hour we had the old one out and the new one in.  We all shared a beer after we were done to toast the new appliances.  One more repeat happy customer for the books!Cherry kitchen

ContemporaryWalnutAvonOn our latest project, the client wanted a contemporary built in to accent the custom stone wall.  Geoff and I discussed matching the grain and using an indigenous dark wood to complete this project.  We found that Walnut, having dark tones, was the perfect wood for his application.  This project came out fantastic, such understated elegance.


Custom Kitchen in Farmington Ct. Another stunning example of a wonderful kitchen, but even more so, wonderful clients. When the call comes in to bring a families dream to reality we jump at the chance. And this dream was one we couldn’t wait to get started on.

DSCN2193Building the cabinets was a blast, not only creating the cabinets but also the beautiful elegant details of custom crown molding and base detail. It’s those small details that not only set this kitchen apart but also make it 100% unique.

Anyway, this family now has a new space to not only enjoy while making dinners but they will surely all enjoy during the holidays with all of their friends and family.

Walking out of their house after hearing how happy this family now is with the new layout, all the new storage and just how the final details right down to the seed glass on the cabinets pull it all together left us feeling as though we did their dreams perfect…