Author Archives: Christina

Christina & Jason | Here we go!

This is us:  Jason, Christina and Eloise (she’s the poodle).  You’ll most often find us at the showroom working on kitchen stuff, but when we’re not, we try our best to get outside and into the woods.  We’re fortunate to live in an area where mountain trails and lake walks are just a few minutes […]

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Traditional Cherry Kitchen | Queensbury, NY

Classically traditional.   Cherry cabinetry with a Honeytone sheen create a sunny, inviting place.  Entertain friends, have breakfast with the kids, or host the neighborhood potluck, in this warm and comfortable kitchen.   Cabinets by Crystal Cabinetry. Queensbury, New York home built by Hilltop Construction Co. Photos by PJN Photography.  

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Contemporary in Queensbury

From the moment we set foot in this home, we knew the kitchen needed a personality to match the homeowners’ colorful style and whimsical art collection.  This one-of-a-kind space is now the perfect personality-filled hub for cooking and gathering. Texture and materials played a big role in establishing the style of this contemporary Queensbury kitchen. […]

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A Kitchen with Wine in Mind

Easy and relaxed in Saratoga Springs.  These homowners’ love of wine translated into a new twist on the French Country Kitchen.  Layered materials in warm, rich, subdued hues give the space a simple easiness that pairs perfectly with their relaxed entertaining style. Inspiration came in the form of a hammered copper farm sink with a […]

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Saratoga Springs Carriage House Kitchen

Type “carriage house style” into google, houzz, or pinterest and you’ll be bombarded with everything from architecture and design, to garage doors and home lighting. Originally carriage houses were outbuildings built to house horse carriages.  Sometimes the horses lived in the same structure.  Sometimes the caretakers for the horses and carriages lived in an apartment […]

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Bolton Home, Glens Falls Makeover

The Glens Falls Chronicle‘s Summer Home Issue came out earlier in July and we were delighted to find that our Lake George log cabin kitchen remodel made the cover.  The feature showcased the completed kitchen project and highlighted our use of local sources. Needless to say, our coffee and newspaper ritual was extra special that […]

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Lake George Log Cabin Kitchen

When we were approached to renovate the kitchen of an eighty year old log cabin nestled into the shoreline of Lake George, we knew it was going to be a special project.  Charged with the task of redesigning the space to meet today’s modern kitchen technologies, we also wanted to respect the home’s idyllic location […]

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Trends vs. Fads

Let’s get something straight, there’s a big difference between a trend and a fad.  Remember the avocado green appliances of the 1960’s and 70’s?  My Mother was wild about them.  My family even went so far as to outfit all our apartment rentals with the most up-to-date color trends of that time, alternating between avocado […]

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Vermont Natural Coatings

Finish is important.  No matter how well something is constructed or how careful you promise yourself you’ll be: “I won’t accidentally drop my coffee cup on the floor when I stub my toe on the chair…” “My dog wont be running in here…” “I’ll keep my keys in a little dish instead of throwing them […]

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Rustic Table Reminiscing

Recently, a friend’s wedding took us out of Upstate New York, along I-95 to Wilmington, Delaware.  It was perfect timing; offering a much needed escape from our let’s-get-this-kitchen-store open to-do list. As we were mid-celebration, mingling, chatting and catching up with old friends, the Mother of the Bride came over and grabbed Jason’s arm.  “This […]

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