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

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.

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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.

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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:

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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

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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.

Georgetown / Redding, CT – Unique Opportunity for Business Collaboration

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Professional office space for rent—ideal for Architect or Interior Designer


Join the Titus Built team with this unique business collaboration opportunity.  We would like to share space with an architect or interior designer.  400 sf minimum plus shared common spaces, centrally located near Rte 7, Rte 107 & Rte 57; $700/mo. including heat/ac, electric, weekly cleaning, garbage and plenty of parking.


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Interested? Call Jeff for details: 203-834-0275.

21st C Custom Kitchen with Rustic Details, Work-in-Progress

Radiant-Floor-Heating-under-Travertine-FloorThe Redding family 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.


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Oak Cabinets in Kitchen before Renovation



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Fireplace in Family Room



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Kitchen Island before Renovation



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Kitchen Island after Renovation


The kitchen cabinets were custom made out of cherry wood in our millwork shop located in Redding, CT. The cabinets were designed with recessed panels inset doors and drawer fronts with plenty of organizational storage per clients’ requests. The kitchen island barn board was handpicked by client and Titus. The barn board was handcrafted into a 2” oblong shape with eased square edge countertop with a less porous finish but at the same time retain the look and texture of reclaimed boards.


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Veneer Stone Incorporated into Handcrafted Barn Board Island Countertop


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Custom Cherry Wood Cabinets with Clear Seedy Glass Inset in Upper Cabinet Doors



Appliances:

  • GE Profile 30″Built-In, Single/Double Convection, Wall Oven
  • GE Profile Spacemaker II(R) 1.0 Cu. Ft. Microwave Oven
  • Sub Zero 42” Side by Side Built-in Refrigerator – SS Tubular Handle
  • Bosch Dishwasher – panel ready 46 decibels
  • Dacor 30” 5 Burner Gas Cooktop-LP

A hydronic (hot water) radiant floor heating system was installed in the kitchen, mudroom & powder room under Jerusalem gold French pattern chiseled & brushed travertine tiles.

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The 1 ¼” Colonial Cream Travertine Countertop was fabricated with a brushed finish and a drainboard to the right of the sink.


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Loving this kitchen remodel! Stay tuned for updates on this Redding family’s custom mudroom with an info center and plenty of shelving and storage as well as an Asian influenced powder Room.  In the meantime, you can check out our kitchen remodeling portfolio here: http://www.titusbuilt.com/kitchen-remodeling/.