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Maple Shaker kitchen - outstanding amount of storage!

Charles Lantz Cabinetry Feature Project December '11

"When we saw the quality there, we knew we weren't going with Halifax.
As for locally, we didn't look any further." - Carolyn Bolivar

maple Shaker kitchen

Last November (2010), Don Bolivar & his wife, Carolyn, moved into his 130-year-old family home.
Don's grandparents and parents had both raised families in the Crousetown house.

custom shaker kitchen

In 1951, when Don's family came to the Bolivar home, there was one cold water tap, an outhouse and a small bathroom divided into two tiny parts thanks to a chimney coming up through the middle.
His mother got herself a new kitchen - just like Carolyn would nearly 60 years later.

shaker cabinetry

For the past 20 years, Carolyn & Don were pleased to use a compact convection-microwave oven.
When family or friends came over for a meal, it was served on two sets of TV tables.

handy closet by the door hidden microwave cabinets glass door, shelves

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A new kitchen - with a range and more space - would be a welcome upgrade! They met Charles Lantz and were impressed. Although the Bolivars wanted to shop locally, they went into Halifax to see what was available. "When we saw the quality there," notes Carolyn, "We knew we weren't going with Halifax. As for locally, we didn't look any further."

cabinet storage space double kitchen sinks

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built-in book shelf kitchen island recycling centre

They wanted the dark kitchen to be lighter, to add cabinetry for the fridge, enlarge the window over the sink and have an island. "Charles suggested drawers - they're a lot easier," says Carolyn. "We call Roy his First Lieutenant," adds Don. "Roy's amazing," says Carolyn. "We listened very carefully to him."
The Bolivars had their first family gathering with the new kitchen on Thanksgiving.
"We had 10 people!" recalls a delighted Carolyn.

CLC Builders, installers & finisher

  • Roy Parsons did the construction and install.
  • Assistants were Winston Wagner and Michael Drew.
  • Jeff Crouse did the finish work.
  • Contractor was Derrell Wentzell.

Charles Lantz comments:

"You will notice for a small space there is a lot going on, the amount of storage space is unbelievable. It gave me great pleasure to help the Bolivars with the design and construction of this Shaker maple kitchen. Thank you from the staff of CLC. I hope you are enjoying this great space!"

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