From the Ground Up

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How does a custom cabinetry piece come to life?  As with most things, it starts with an idea, a vacant space, a need, a picture.  Sylvia knew she needed something on either side of the fireplace to complete the room.  But, she had a window above each area so the traditional bookcases to the ceiling wouldn’t work.  They also needed somewhere for their TV components to hide.

Sylvia saw this piece of furniture and loved the detail on it, especially the fluted casing that would match the fireplace surround.  She also liked the bottom/leg detail that gives this piece a unique look rather than the typical straight bottom.

So, after working with Sylvia to iron out all of the details Steve began the project in his cabinet shop.

 

And, here’s the finished project in Sylvia’s house.  Exactly as she imagined and looking awesome.

What a transformation to the room!

Notice the matching details to the fireplace surround – fluted casing, pedestal base.

No more wires for the TV components.  They’re there, just hidden inside the cabinetry.

 

 

Wining and Dining

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Do you have an unused alcove or funky space in your house and don’t know exactly what to do with it?  This client came up with a great idea for an unused 48″ wide alcove in her dining room by putting in an under-the-counter wine cooler surrounded by cabinetry.  The wine cooler was appproximately 24″ wide leaving a balanced look with 24″ of cabinetry tied into it.  The wood was maple with a distressed warm chestnut brown finish.  The antique seeded glass shows off her beautiful display of wine and cocktail glasses.  Lights were installed in the soffit above to give a visual effect as well as to  light up the area for serving.  The upper cabinets are tied into the soffit with 4-1/4″ crown moulding.  Antique bronze knobs keep in pace with the warm tones of the wood.  What a great choice for the granite – it blends the wood tones and wall colors perfectly!  Beautiful job!  Do you have any unused nooks and crannies hiding in your home waiting to be put to good use?  Wining and Dining looks and sounds pretty good to me.

Beautiful warm tones of the granite enhance the finish of the wood.

Custom Home Office Cabinetry

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More and more of us are working from home nowadays – which for me is awesome!  Our clients, Rod and Sandy run a successful home siding business in Northern Kentucky (Casco Siding LLC).  While most of Rod’s actual work is, of course, on the job site he still needs a place to study blueprints and work on proposals.  Sandy manages the office and bookkeeping aspects of the business.  And, like most, they “made do” with on-hand desks, filing cabinets and storage.  And, like most of us, it gets to the point where it just isn’t working anymore.  So, they called on Steve to help them design and build their ideal home office.  From numerous in-home consultations and phone calls, Steve learned that they were looking for a rustic, natural look to match their quaint country in-the-woods setting.  The finished product is a functional, awesome looking home office that they are in love with and gives them the functionality, space and organization they were seeking.  (See their comments about Steve and Woodwork Designs on Angie’s List.)  Maple cabinets have a warm cinnamon chestnut stain with distressed finish.  The doors are shaker style overlay with rustic hardware and the door covering the hard drive has a unique antique tin venting to allow for air flow.  They chose a laminate countertop (“Verdi Oxide”) for easier writing (firmer surface than wood).  The walls are painted a beautiful blue/green (“Observatory Night Sky”) that shows off the warm wood tones.  It’s great when you have great clients (and friends) like Rod and Sandy.  How about you?  Could your home office use a make-over?  In the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area?  Contact Steve at 859.380.0127 or email us at grayoctober384@aol.com to see how we can make your personal life and work life more organized and enjoyable.

Cabinets, Shelves, Work Area, Filing Cabinets make this an Ideal Office

Laminate Countertop and Keyboard Slide are Great Assets

Filing Cabinets for Hanging Files

Great Idea for Venting the Hard Drive

Great Storage and Display Shelves