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Tiny kitchen blossoms into a "superb space"
CLC Feature October '15

Charles Lantz Cabinetry, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Carol and David owned a tiny, but oh so loved, lakeside pine cottage. The plywood kitchen had no upper cabinets - and only two lower ones. What is now the laundry room housed three kids - two bunks and a mattress on the floor. "We always intended to build an addition," says Carol.

Then a heartbreaking storm knocked over so many pine trees it left a large, gaping space by the cabin. "I was devastated," she recalls.

kitchen peninsula - pine

Turns out those fallen trees generated much of the pine lumber for the addition. They explored websites, looking for a builder. After reading Charles Lantz's bio, Carole decided he was their guy. "He'd get it. He'd turn our tiny kitchen into a superb space."

pine kitchen cabinetry pine kitchen cabinets

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custom pine kitchen built-in bathroom cabinets

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While CLC was at it, they built and installed cabinets for the laundry room, a closet by the front door, a walk-in closet, cabinetry for a bathroom and a 2nd floor library.

walk in closet - pine lots of custom storage - laundry room built-in library

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Carol & David (and their dogs!) greatly appreciated Ricky Hirtle - the project's lead builder. "Not only was he easy to get along with, he is a fine worker!"

CLC crew:

  • The builder and installer was Ricky Hirtle with assistance from Winston Wagner and Michael Drew.
  • The spraying was performed by Jeff Crouse.

Other expertise in the field

  • The Ceaser Stone was supplied by Nova Tile & Marble of Dartmouth
  • The back splash was supplied and installed by contractor Peter Wagner of New Germany.
  • The electrical and plumbing was performed by Derrel Swinimar of Mahone Bay's No Problem Plumbing and Heating.

Charles Lantz comments:
"I did want to mention that the wood for the kitchen was a rustic maple hardwood that we brought in from the United States. The rest of the units were constructed of our local pine. It was great to help Carole and David with this project, their house feels very comfortable surrounded by the warmth of the pine finish. My hope is that they will enjoy this for years to come. All the best from CLC and Staff,"
Yours truly, Charles Lantz

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