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Before You Remodel Your Kitchen, Check out These Custom Kitchen Ideas


The kitchen has become the hub of the home. Not only is the kitchen the place where you prepare foods, more often than not, it ends up being the gathering place for family and friends. At Titus Built, our client’s input is essential when designing their kitchen. When thinking about a kitchen renovation their lifestyle plays an important part of the design and material selection. Keeping up with the Jones’ is not the key factor, but rather what suites their budget and lifestyle. Resale is also a key factor when considering a remodel.  When choosing a remodeler to renovate your kitchen it is important to hire a partner that can enhance your lifestyle as well as increase the value of your home; a partner that will ensure a smooth and positive experience. It’s critical that you understand your partner’s vision, philosophy, and values to make sure they align with your goals.

Design is a crucial part of the remodel. Quality cabinetry is another key component to a good kitchen renovation. You want your dollars to last and not “look good” for a short period of time. Fine cabinetry uses quality materials and workmanship as well as offers unique, custom styles.

Below are photos of fine quality cabinetry including clever kitchen ideas:Cabinetry-with-self-closing-soft-touch-technology

Our Harbor View clients’ wanted a kitchen where they could entertain. We designed and handcrafted a kitchen where each custom piece of cabinetry was made completely by hand at 1″ thick, with self-closing soft touch technology and substantial marble countertops providing ample space for prep, cooking and entertaining during large gatherings.


One of our Redding clients brought us their ideas and we worked with them right down the smallest details to give them the kitchen they desired. Cabinet doors were designed and fabricated to the millimeter of our clients’ specifications; wood for countertops was hand selected by Jeff Titus and the clients; the stone surround and stone incorporated into the island were handcrafted to complement the adjacent family room fireplace; and, the organization of the info center was tailored to our clients’ requirements. Photo is of the veneer stone surround with spice shelves installed inside the surround.



A New Canaan, client wanted to make sure her newly remodeled kitchen stayed uncluttered, so she requested cabinet built-ins for paper towels. General manager Jeff Titus and the architect worked together on the design, which includes a holder to the right of the main sink and the island sink. Other details in the kitchen include a variation in depth of base cabinets; a custom made china hutch; and a full walk-in pantry.Laundry-Room-Hidden-in-Kitchen-CabinetsOur Westport clients wanted more room in their home to accommodate their three growing children and make the whole family more comfortable. At the same time, it was important to them to maintain the integrity of their 1914 house. They wanted the remodel to look as if it had always been a part of their home. Titus Built designed and built a 1-1/2 story addition, including a family room and additional living areas, to the back of the Westport couple’s home. The couple also wanted a functional laundry room in the kitchen/family room area, but wanted the washer and dryer units concealed. Titus Built designed and built cabinets to hide their washer and dryer units. Custom cabinets can be designed and handcrafted to accommodate both apartment and full-sized units.

Here are some other clever kitchen ideas that you should think about including in your kitchen design:


Cutting board to fit over compost bin

Pull out storage

Pull out cutting board

Hidden pocket door in cabinetry

Brass & stainless sink with front towel rack

Pantry – pull out shelves in closet

Pull out dog dishes in cabinetry

Storage for sink

Sink drawers

Pull out dish cloth storage

Peg drawer dividers for dishes

Drawer for upright utensils

Kitchen power grommet

Pull out under sink storage

Remote Locking Cabinets

Refrigerator Drawers

Trash & recycle shoots

You may also want to consider a closet pantry, pantry addition inclusive off drawer refrigerators, room temperature and chilled wine storage, a closet turned into an office… the list is endless. With Titus Built, our master craftsmen create the custom-designed details that make your home one-of-a-kind. Ask us about the difference.

Titus Built, LLC Wins NARI 2013 Regional CotY Award

Titus Built, LLC Wins NARI 2013 Regional CotY (Contractor of the Year) Award

A “Coastal Haven” Entire Home Remodel is Recognized for Excellence

Northeast Region: Entire House $500,001 – $1 million

Front-View-Before-AfteraTitus Built, LLC of West Redding, Connecticut, is proud to announce the company has been honored by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) with a 2013 Regional CotY (Contractor of the Year) award for “Entire Home $500,001 – $1 million. Contractors from seven regions around the country vie for CotY Awards on an annual basis. An impartial panel of judges, experts within the remodeling industry and associated fields, selected winners based on each entrant’s problem solving, functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation, degree of difficulty and entry presentation.

To learn more about our award winning project, please view our blog post: Titus Built Team Attends the 2012 HOBIs.


About NARI:

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the only trade association dedicated solely to the remodeling industry.  The Association, which represents member companies nationwide—comprised of 63,000 remodeling contractors— is “The Voice of the Remodeling Industry.”™ To learn more about RCA/NARI (Chapter) visit: Remodeling Contractors Association of Connecticut.

Hurricane Sandy Cleanup Efforts


Checking On Our Community After the Storm

Like so many others in the community, we were looking for ways to help people affected by Hurricane Sandy in the aftermath of the storm. The day after the hurricane we sent some of our team out to client homes to check for any damage and to help with removing trees and other debris. We also headed to the community of Harbor View in Norwalk to check on the HOBI award-winning home featured above which sits directly on the water.

We were relieved to see that our clients’ home had sustained relatively minor damage but it was immediately evident that the Harbor View community had been devastated by the storm. We spent some time in the area, joining others in the community to help our clients’ neighbors where we could. Two young women next door to our clients lived in a home where the first floor was completely destroyed with all the windows washed out and the furniture gone. We boarded up their windows to help prevent future weather damage or looting. Others in the area needed help with restoring power and removing debris.

Sadly, a historic neighborhood structure (once a dance pavilion and now a community center) was demolished by the storm. Jeff Titus met with some members of the community association to see what they needed most urgently to address cleaning and rebuilding efforts. He gave a tour of the area and its most essential needs to the owner of a large local building supply house who generously offered to help by offering discounts and extended payment terms wherever he could.

Titus Built will remain committed to supporting the Harbor View community as organizational, cleanup and rebuilding efforts continue in the area. If you would like to help in some way, please contact us at info@titusbuilt.com.

Read more about Hurricane Sandy’s devastation in Harbor View.