Kristine and Mark's Craftsman/Tudor style kitchen remodel

Leaded glass in the upper doors tie in with some features of the house and give the kitchen added authenticity.
  • Leaded glass in the upper doors tie in with some features of the house and give the kitchen added authenticity.
  • The general layout remained the same but better thought out cabinetry ties organization and functionality together with authentic period detailing.
  • The incredible coved ceiling in the nook is a wonderful original feature that helped inform the design of this small area. We decided to give it an apothecary vibe and the results are quite nice.
  • Hand made solid wood corbels support a set of tiny shelves in African Mahogany to match the custom countertops in the nook.
  • A wood paneled fridge wall includes a chalkboard with chalk tray. The dark board breaks up what might otherwise be a large blank surface and creates a functional, practical wall instead.

This beautiful Tudor style kitchen was designed by me with the help of the artistic, warm homeowners.  We wanted it to have period style cabinets with a modern kitchen layout, updated appliances, tons of storage space and a set of very special glass fronted cabinets restong on custom wood countertops in the rear nook of the space.  We wanted that area to have the feel of apothecary cabinets and the end result is a very inviting and useable kitchen.

I don't generally build custom wood countertops for my customers period correct kitchens as most people are interested in quartz or other stone slab counters.  In this case we decided it would be best to create wood countertops in the nook or apothecary area of the kitchen to be used as a workspace for baking.  The height of these custom counters was limited by the windows and being a bit lower than the standard ended up working perfectly for rolling dough etc.