kitchen feature of the month: march '13
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Beautiful big kitchen - more than four times the original counterspace!

Charles Lantz Cabinetry Feature Project March '13

"This is Toyland - our dream kitchen!"
- Sandy & JoAnn

beautiful big kitchen

"In planning for the expansion and renovation of our country kitchen, we had long, long ago decided that when the time came it would be Charles Lantz we would approach to do our cabinetry. We presented a significant challenge to him and his very talented and capable crew: to meld the new with the old, while maintaining the character of a 200+ year old farm house," says Sandy. (See more of his story below)

hardwood kitchen cabinetry
CLC hidden pantry floor to ceiling cabinetry

Now you see the built-in, pull-out pantry . . . and now you don't! Walk around the cabinet and, below, see a different view of the fridge.

hardwood kitchen cabinets hardwood cabinet - glass doors

Hardwood cabinetry with glass doors across from JoAnn's cookbook library.

built-in kitchen features gardening area

Photo left shows what used to be a tiny pantry, now it's home to two attractive built-in features - shelves and drawers next to the gardening area where JoAnn gets ready for the growing season.

mixer elevator Built-in flour bins baker's cabinetry

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Across from the gardening area is the baking area - features include mixer elevator and built-in flour bins.

washer & drier cabinet hidden washer & drier

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No more going downstairs to do the laundry - it's in the kitchen now. When the clothes are finished, the washer and drier are hidden until next time.

fabulous kitchen cabinetry cabinet with stained glass door spice cabinet saucepan drawer

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From left: Enter the home and the coats, boots, washer, drier and pantry are all hidden; the stained glass window was a retirement gift for Sandy; spice cabinet and saucepan drawer are by the stove-top.

CLC crew:

  • Cabinetry built by Dana Tanner, assisted by Ken Rafuse & Winston Wagner.
  • Finisher Jeff Crouse, assisted by James Conrad.

Other trades & supplier:

Charles Lantz comments:
"I am very pleased with how the kitchen turned out, the color has this great warm feeling and very spacious to work in. The owners were very patient, and were wonderfull to work with. Thanks from CLC!"
Yours truly, Charles Lantz"

Sandy continues his story

"As is the case with many old houses, ours had very limited storage and counter space, so we wanted to combine the extensive kitchen renovation with a back entry/mud room, closet space, laundry facilities and, of course, ample storage. Further challenging to the construction and cabinetry design were three different levels of ceiling height that had to be accomodated, as well as the expansion of nine feet of counter space length to 41 feet.

"Charles was very accomodating with all of our ideas, wishes and concerns in the preparation of design, and of course had the necessary contacts for any customized detail that was required. We were welcome to visit his workshop during all stages of construction, and early on established a good working relationship with the crew assigned to our project - whom we cannot praise highly enough . . . they are masters!!!

"Charles and his crew really came through and have given us a beautifully incorporated, wonderfully functional and practical kitchen. They masterfully took solid, rough wood and transformed it into beautiful, customized cabinetry. It's no exaggeration to say they really are the very best! We couldn't be more pleased!"

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