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New Year... New Display!

Our new Embassy by Omega Cabinetry display is COMPLETE! We are calling it "California Contemporary". The sleek pure white SileStone counters compliment the warm maple cabinetry and beachy glass backsplash tile (thank you Nate Picard of Picard Tiling!). This display houses a variety of cool storage inserts while keeping the design really simple and clean. We are featuring a fully integrated SubZero Refrigerator/Freezer combo unit and a Wolf Microwave Drawer. The simple square undermount sink is by Dawn and the contemporary faucet is by Waterstone Faucets, made in California.

Stop in soon to check it out in person!

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Sapele Wood Countertops

We’ve seen a growing trend in recent years of clients choosing man-made countertops such as quartz in their remodeling projects.  Quartz is very durable and non-porous which makes it an easy pick for clients, but there are still lots of great natural products that can be just as beautiful and durable if properly cared for. 

We feature a lovely hutch here in our showroom that has a show-stopping sapele wood countertop.    It’s a true stand-out piece and its classic, refined look has been duplicated in many of our clients’ homes.   We often get questions about the species of wood as well as the durability of the countertops, and we are always excited to share this information!

We source our wood countertops from a company called CraftArt.  They are known for their remarkable craftsmanship and durability.  The specific wood that our hutch features is sapele (pronounced sah-pelly) and is considered an exotic wood.   It’s slightly harder than maple yet softer than hickory.  Its strength is comparable to oak.  Contrary to popular belief, sapele is actually NOT mahogany, but is extremely similar and from the same family.  It is actually more durable than true mahoganies.

Sapele’s grain is what makes it so unique – it is interlocked and changes directions in frequent, irregular intervals.  Prior to WWI, the principal demand for the wood came from Germany where it was used for decorative cabinetry.  It is currently one of Europe’s most desired woods in the making of doors, windows and hardwood flooring.  Sapele has a wide variety of applications and is popular as a decorative surface for high-grade furniture such as book cases and cabinetry.

The sapele tree grows in Africa – specifically from Sierra Leone to Angola and eastward through the Congo to Uganda.  The trees grow approximately 100-150 feet tall with a width of 3-5 feet.

Some fun facts on sapele:  

·         It was found in the propeller blades of German Zeppelins

·         The rich wood is currently used in the interiors of Cadillacs

·         Sapele is used to make many types of musical instruments such as guitars, ukuleles and harps

The wooden countertops we specify from CraftArt are finished with Waterlox which consists of tung-oil that is modified with a phenolic resin to provide chemical and water resistance as well as making them food safe.  Because the wood pores are sealed, the countertops are extremely stain resistant and can be maintained with just a mild cleanser.

Visit CraftArts website for more FAQ’s and information or stop by our showroom to view our beautiful sapele countertop!

Blog content courtesy of our lovely Showroom Manager and Project Coordinator, Lauren Katz.

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Outstanding Houzz Review!

We were pretty excited to read the latest review on our Houzz page!  Our client also took a moment to post a few photos on our FaceBook page.

In case you don't have access to these sites, here is the review:

Relationship: Client

Project Date: January 2014

Project Price Range: $10,000-$49,999

I knew from the beginning that I needed a designer to help with a complete remodel of my almost 30 year old kitchen. A friend recommended Kitchen Bath Details and it was GREAT experience from start to finish. Tena designed a fabulous kitchen that is both beautiful , functional and meets all my needs. Beyond the design, Tena, Jill and Lauren were there every step of the way to help with all my decisions from appliances to hardware to and color and organizer ideas. They are responsive to your needs and work well as a team with your contractor to address any issues that come up during the installation process. It was great working with each of them and the end result of all their design work is an absolutely AMAZING kitchen.. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone in need of a stress free experience.

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We're on Instagram!

We're on Instagram @kbdetails! This is such a great place for us to share photos of project progress. Follow us today @kbdetails so you can see all of the fun things we have going on!!

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Private Island Paradise

We were very excited to be a part of the this gorgeous new waterfront home in Mattapoisett!

For the kitchen, our clients wanted a living space grand enough for large parties, while remaining cozy for the occasional drop in guest. This was accomplished by creating an open floor plan between the kitchen and family room. The stately mantle in the kitchen was designed to create balance with the built-in fireplace in the adjoining family room. Numerous doors and windows were installed to bring tranquility inside from the amazing panoramic harbor view. An inviting banquette area was incorporated into the design to create a space for the client’s relaxing Sunday breakfast. Seating for three was also added to the walnut island, where they can enjoy the spectacular view while sipping a cup of coffee. In addition to the walnut island, we created a walk through butlers pantry in the same finish to tie everything together.

Thank you, Phil Mello, of Big Fish Studio, for the beautiful photography!

Cabinetry by Plain & Fancy; Appliance by SubZero & Wolf; Installation by In House Custom

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Now for the other rooms.....
Master Bathroom

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Powder Room

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Laundry Room

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Guest Bathrooms

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Second Floor Bar and Coffee Center

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Seaside Kitchen Design with Entertaining in Mind

This client wanted a kitchen made for entertaining! With a large family always ready for a gathering, this space needed to be comfortable and functional for all. A large island was the perfect solution to accommodate seating for at least 10. Two sinks, one large dishwasher and two dishwasher drawers make clean-up quick and easy. Which, of course, allows the clients to enjoy more time with their company. The design was to be fresh yet subtle as to not take away from the gorgeous view of the harbor. This crisp style makes the open kitchen feel that much more spacious. All the design choices and decisions were made in order to accomplish a kitchen which is just as welcoming as it is efficient.

Kitchen design by Bethany

Plain and Fancy Custom Cabinetry
Cascade White on Maple; Full Overlay Vogue & Nantucket Door Styles
Glacier White Corian - Surround
Witch Hazel Corian - Island
Emtek Milk Glass knobs with Starfish and Sea Scallop Accent knobs
Wolf 36" Single Oven - L Series
BI 42" SubZero

 

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