One of the recent design trends we’re seeing in custom kitchen cabinetry is in the farmhouse style. One of our best-ever kitchens was featured in the Boston Home Fall 2012 kitchen issue. The custom kitchen just so happens to be in the farmhouse style. South Shore Millwork teamed up with Lyman Perry Architects and M.F. Reynolds builders to create this calm and welcoming space.
The home, located on Boston’s South Shore, is situated on a considerable amount of acreage to accommodate the large variety of fruit trees on the property. Fruit such as apples, pears, and cherries are grown on the estate. The homeowner contributes to the local food movement by opening a fruit stand at the end of the growing season and inviting the community to share in the bounty. Echoing farmhouse style trends such as “sustainable movement, the green movement, the farm-to-table movement” as noted by Jordee Williford, for Doublee Design Group in a recent article posted by The Daily Herald. Mr. Williford also adds that “people are going back to simpler times, and for the kitchen, that means a place where everything works hard, serves a purpose and is easily accessible.”
The Daily Herald also mentions that the trend is toward comfort, moving away from “cold stainless steel and brushed nickel” in kitchen design. In addition, the article points-out the design elements that are hallmarks of the farmhouse style. Features such as open shelving, pot racks, the farmhouse sink, rustic beams, and flooring together create an inviting quality.
South Shore Millwork also provided the rolling kitchen island, the woodwork in the mudroom, and the custom cabinetry that houses the appliance drawers as pictured below.
Regardless if you are looking for a homey farmhouse style kitchen or a sleek contemporary design, South Shore Millwork can create custom cabinets to fit any design style.
Photography by Bob O’Connor.