Posts Tagged ‘custom kitchen’

Custom Timber Frame + Custom Kitchen

April 30, 2012 5 comments

Great combination!

The big question (for me)…to paint the cabinetry or not?

Wood timbers, wood cabinetry and maybe wood flooring? Too much wood?

If you want contrast, I suggest staining the timbers OR the cabinetry a few shades darker.  Maybe painting the cabinetry, but not painting the timbers…unless we talking about a timber cottage on the beach?

The painted cabinetry in this home (above) provides needed contrast.  I wonder if that is Old Fashioned Milk Paint?

(below pic) This design works well, in my opinion, due to the windows.  Upper cabinetry would be too much wood for my taste, not enough contrast from the timber framing.  What are your thoughts?

Counter top is also an area to have some fun and create contrast.  A favorite is Vermont Soapstone, and of course, everyone loves granite…(don’t they)?

What are your thoughts on center picture? Too much wood?


Post and Beam Beauty / Inside and Out

April 20, 2012 4 comments


AND, look at that view…

Custom Designed?  Oh yes…

Shall we go inside? Let’s go!

What do you think of the stonework?  The contrast between the douglas fir timber framing is wonderful.

On to the kitchen…

Timber post and brace in the design, right next to the Wolf Range caught my eye initially.  Then, looking at the windows, the view and the layout…could I live with that?  YES, I could.