Timber Barn designer, Jaclyn Becker, shared the design details and project efficiencies that went into our Yarmouth kitchen renovation.

In this post, we are pulling back the curtain to expose its unique features and benefits. Here are 4 reasons to look closer at this kitchen:

1. Transforming Awkward Bulkheads

At the beginning of the design process, we took a hard look at the awkward bulkheads in the space. Our solution was to request the contractor to build out the bulkhead all around the room to create a tray ceiling. This way the ceiling becomes an architectural detail rather than something that would hinder the design and potentially look outdated.

2. Two-Piece Moulding = Face Frame Appearance

With the light rail, we bumped out the piece so it’s a two-piece moulding and we mimicked the same look at the top with the crown.

Additionally, we also finished the bottom with a baseboard. This baseboard establishes a real craftsman, handmade look and also mimics the look of a face frame kitchen with all the pieces coming down and framing it all out. Altogether, this allows for an elegant look without the expense of a face frame kitchen.

Currently, the industry is frequently drawing shaker doors, but in this kitchen we took it up a notch to a step shaker making it another two-piece offering another touch of detail.

Moving on to the island, we finished the cabinetry with Benjamin Moore Narragansett Green. The feature island is a stunning accent to the contrasting wood, white cabinetry and granite. We have designed the post with a bump out here, so it gives the client a lot of beautiful detail towards the bottom with the baseboard wrapping around.

3. Conveniently Getting Close To Your Island

Another great feature is the baseboard cutouts. These cutouts allow our client’s toes to tuck slightly under the island so that they can stand close to the countertop while they work.

4. Making A Statement Out Of A Structural Post

The final accent is the beautiful reclaimed post from granary board removed from an old barn. Rather than the customer going through the expense of removing the structural post and putting in a beam, we have wrapped it with a rustic touch, and it makes for a beautiful feature in this kitchen.

Are you in love with this kitchen yet? Check out more photos of the Yarmouth kitchen renovation in our portfolio.

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