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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.

Grand Opening – Join us at the Conservatory of Dance in Wilton, CT



Interested in starting dance classes for you or your children? Looking to renovate your light commercial space? This is a great time to come out and join us in celebrating the grand opening of the Conservatory of Dance:


Studio #3 at the Conservatory of Dance

Stop in and check out the brand new State of the Art Studio!

When:    March 2 & 3, 2013

Saturday 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. & Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where:   151 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton, CT

Mix & Mingle, Eat, Drink & DANCE:

* Meet & Greet Wine and Cheese Reception

* Enjoy Dance Demonstrations by COD Ensemble and Special Guests

* Join in on the Fun with Free Trial Classes (Please call as pre-registration is required.)

* Teen/Adult Ballet, Adult Dancer’s Workout, Preschool Ballet, African Dance Workshop, Yoga for Dancers

* Tour the Facility



Entry to the Conservatory of Dance


For more information, please call the Conservatory:


Check our more photos of Titus Built’s commercial renovations here:

Renovations: Light Commercial Space by Titus Built, LLC

Titus Built Commercial Renovations Portfolio


Preview the construction progress here:
Renovation: Conservatory of Dance, New Location Opening Soon

Renovation: Conservatory of Dance, New Location Opening Soon


The Conservatory is dedicated to educating and inspiring dancers of all ages and interests. They are trained to work with everyone who loves dance – from aspiring professionals to recreational enthusiasts. We are pleased to be working with the Artistic Director, Christine Titus on the renovation of commercial space located at 151 Ridgefield Road in Wilton, CT. Christine had envisioned the design of the Conservatory to be NYC chic and contemporary.

“The space turned out to be just that…. open, airy and bright with lots of perimeter windows, exposed ceilings with floating ceiling “clouds” incorporating recessed lighting and Sonos sound system and speakers. The colors and finishes have a slight industrial feel, yet very artsy and contemporary with vibrant colors and accent walls. Everything is state of the art from the custom furniture to the AV system. The design is comfortable and fun with the usual Titus Built attention to detail,” said Christine.

Check out the progress photos below:


Elevation Plans


Commercial Space Prior to Renovation


Commercial Space Prior to Renovation


Stan Creating the “Clouds” for the Conservatory


Stan Creating the “Clouds” for the Conservatory


Progress photo of Conservatory “Clouds”


Progress Photo: Custom Made Office Furniture


Storage Cubbies for Students Coats & Backpacks


Progress Photo of Entry to Conservaory

IMG_0724“Clouds” installed at the Conservatory
IMG_0745Studio #1


Studio #2

Fairfield County Light Commercial Renovation Studio #2

Studio #2


Studio #2


Studio #3

Stay tuned for the grand opening party coming soon!


Conservatory dancers performed at DanceFest
Palace Theater in Stamford on January 20th!


To learn more about the Conservatory you can check out their website: http://www.conservatory-of-dance.com/