Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Pantry of sorts

We recently had an opportunity to build this pantry cabinet. There was an existing walk-through to the back door of the home. The floor plan was changed slightly and this pantry cabinet was recessed into the opening. The homeowner requested that we build in a transom in the back of the cabinet to let additional natural light into the kitchen. The result was the look of an antique cabinet but the function of a spacious pantry.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Franklin Drainboard

We have a few snapshots from our most recent project in Malvern, PA which we will be posting over the next few weeks. These shots shows the Franklin drainboard that is created by hand-working the soapstone. The effect is a very natural drainboard that appears to have been worn into the stone over many years. Bucks County Soapstone offers this and several other styles of convenient drainboards. Click here to visit their website.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Old House Live

We traveled to West Springfield, MA this past weekend to exhibit our work at the Old House Live Show. Thank you to everyone who came out to meet with us and discuss their kitchen plans.

I had a chance to speak with several influential folks in our industry. Anne Thibeau, president of Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co., stopped in to chat about our milk paint finishes. I also had a chance to meet Kevin Ireton, former editor of Fine Homebuilding magazine, who is also a skilled carpenter and owner of an historic home.

Our next show event will be the Historic Home Show in Valley Forge in February. Our sample kitchen can be seen by appointment at our work shop in Malvern, PA.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Historic Home Show in New England

Timeless Kitchen Cabinetry & Design will be showing our work at Old House Live! Show in Springfield, MA this weekend. This show runs in conjunction with the Log and Timber Frame Home Show.

Come out and see us! Click here for details.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hot off the presses...

The current issue of "Kitchens & Baths" magazine by Women's Day is on the shelf and features one of our kitchens. The article, "Old-Fashioned Update" is on page 70. Thank you to Gridley + Graves for the beautiful images and to editor, Peter Walsh.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

"Kitchens" Magazine

The newest issue of "Kitchens" magazine hits the shelves today. You'll find one of our kitchens on pages 28-32. The article also focuses on the use of soapstone in kitchens. Thanks to editor, Hillary Black and to Scott Seuren at Bucks County Soapstone for a great article.

Photos of the new kitchen where taken by our friends at Gridley + Graves Photographers.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Swedish Inspiration

I have always been fond of Swedish, painted, antique furniture. Would love to do another Swedish-inspired kitchen.

Monday, August 9, 2010


I have the pleasure of working with so many interesting clients. We are currently working with a family in central Pennsylvania. The devoted husband and father of this clan is Dr. Chris Coppola. Chris has recently written a book, describing two deployments as an Air Force pediatric surgeon at the Balad Air Base in Iraq.

Dr. Coppola sent me a signed copy which I enjoyed this summer. The book captures perfectly the individual moments, trials and emotions experienced by a humble man, serving our country on foreign soil. I was thankful that he made a great effort to remove politics from his account since many books on this topic often make strong political leanings. His longing for home, his wife and his young children should remind us all of the great sacrifice made by all members of the military. The book gives an excellent account of the extraordinary medical work completed under extremely difficult conditions.

A few weeks ago I was speaking with Chris in his driveway after a meeting about their kitchen renovation. We were discussing kids and parenting among other things. The subject of heroes came up. It occurs to me now that the real honor in knowing people like Dr. Chris Coppola, and reading their accounts of their experiences, is to stay connected to the heroes of our time.

Please visit this website to find out more about: Coppola: A Pediatric Surgeon in Iraq.
10% of all online book sales will support WarKidsRelief.org and WarChild.org

Sunday, August 8, 2010

One-of-a-kind wet bar

Check out this one-of-a-kind wet bar by Bryce Ritter. The sink is an antique copper candy kettle with wrought iron handles and supports and is ready for plumbing. The piece is made with antique lumber and old doors. A countertop made with reclaimed white pine boards is finished off with tung oil. This piece also sports two pairs of hand-wrought staghorn hinges.

The wet bar is available at UPHOME in Malvern, PA and can be shipped to any location. Contact Linda a UPHOME at lindaritter@comcast.net for dimensions and pricing.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Nantucket Kitchen

A few years ago we had the pleasure of working with Ann Muhlhauser as she renovated her kitchen on Nantucket. We shipped the kitchen over to the island and her builder did such a great job with the installation....we never actually had the opportunity to go over and see it! This image recently ran in the Nantucket newspaper the "Inq and Mirror" as an advertisement for the annual kitchen tour, organized by the Nantucket Preservation Trust. Ann's kitchen was on the tour last year.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Rebirth of the Butcher Shop

At Timeless Kitchen Design, we are kitchen people but we are also FOOD people. Someone recently sent me this link to a new butcher shop concept.....well, not really new. In many parts of the country, the traditional butcher who operates a small butcher shop is a dying breed. I actually have relatives in central Pennsylvania that still run a thriving butcher shop and have a great appreciation for access to good quality meats.
Vadim Akimenko is launching a new venture in the Boston area. As stated on their website: "Akimenko Meats strives to bridge the gap between the city dweller and our local farmers. Our commitment to our neighbors is to bring in local, organic, and sustainable products while supporting the local agricultural community, building customer awareness, and ultimately aiding our local economy."

We think this is an excellent concept that could be matched in other areas of the country. This is just one more way to grow the slow food movement in America as consumers become more closely connected to the producers of our food.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Back to the garden

Springtime is finally here in the northeast and many of us are getting ready to back to the garden. I posted something about this great site before but it is worth mentioning again. Veggietrader.com is a site where you can swap your home grown produce, seeds or garden plants. Inevitably, we all grow more than we need in our gardens. Who needs 24 eggplants in one week, really? The site needs to grow to be more useful.....so spread the word!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New article in "Kitchens and Baths" Magazine

Be sure to pick up "KITCHENS AND BATHS" magazine, a special interest publication by Women's Day magazine. The current issue features one of our kitchens on page 71, "Past Perfect". Thank you to the folks at Woman's Day for an 8-page spread!!

Thanks also to our photographer friends, Anne Gridley and Gary Graves for taking such beautiful shots.

Unfortunately the article does not appear online. However, the kitchen shown in the article is on our website portfolio - click here.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Vintage Lumber

Recently, at the Lancaster Historic Home Show in Lancaster, PA.....we discovered a new source for vintage lumber. Keystone Vintage Lumber displayed an impressive timber frame structure as their booth, along with samples of flooring milled from antique beams and other sources. Cousins, Sheldon Martin and Eldon Dieffenbach operate Keystone Vintage Lumber in Myerstown, PA but will supply to most areas of the mid-atlantic region and New England. Click here to visit their website.

As a side note....I did ask the guys if they had considered "Sheldon & Eldon's Vintage Lumber" as a name for the company.....just in case.....anybody.....wondered. Check them out!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Spring Fever

Many of us in the northeast have spring fever after this warm weekend. If you are still in a cool climate and haven't come down with spring fever yet.....take a look at these photos of tulip fields in Holland. Yes, they are real. Spring is on the coming soon!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Lancaster Historic Home Show

Despite forecasts of a "snowicane"......we will be exhibiting at the Lancaster Historic Home Show this weekend in historic Lancaster, PA. The new convention center is beautiful and we have decided to participate in this inaugural show. Click here for details.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Great Paint

So we are in the middle of our second wallop of snow this week and I may one of very few folks that made it into work today here in Chester County, PA....at least of the folks that don't have a snow plow on the front of their vehicle.

Took a little time to check out what some of our friends are doing these days. I found this amazing cupboard by Dan and Marlene Coble. They are true artists in painted furniture. This is a one door painted cabinet. Click here to see more of their work on their website.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Help us add locations on our map!

So I stumbled upon this new revolver map gadget to add to our blog page. I'm always fascinated to see how folks find out about us. Please tell a few friends about this blog so we can add to our map.

You can click on the map to see the revolving earth image from Revolver Map.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Wet bar....revisited

So we made a trip up to the showroom at Bucks County Soapstone yesterday and I snapped a few additional photos of the wet bar we made for them. The piece can also be used as a kitchen island.

Notice the runnels in the upper countertop that drain into the sink and the soapstone "beadboard" on the vertical backsplash.

Contact us at TimelessKitchenDesign.com if you'd like us to design and build a custom wetbar or kitchen island.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Our Facebook Page


Don't forget to become a fan of the Timeless Kitchen Cabinetry & Design Facebook page. Please become a fan and feel free to post photos or links of your kitchen projects or ideas.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Authentic Brickwork In Your Kitchen

Choosing a material for a kitchen floor and backsplash can often be as difficult as choosing cabinetry. At times, the backsplash is only considered after all other elements have been chosen. Many of our clients have used brick on their floors and backsplashes....not heavy, standard-sized pavers, but authentic, hand-made brick tile from Inglenook Tile.

Julie Good-Kruger, founder of Inglenook Tile, "a family owned brick veneer manufacturer inspired by a love of history, antiques, architecture and the natural beauty of hand-made building materials." Read the story of its founding.

...and if you do use Inglenook brick tile on your floor....don't forget to put radiant heat under it. You may be actually be tempted to curl up on your kitchen floor on a cold, winter night!

If you are planning a kitchen remodel or new kitchen...contact us today for a complimentary kitchen design consultation - TimelessKitchenDesign.com

Monday, January 18, 2010

Historic Home Show

Come see us at the Greater Philadelphia Historic Home Show in King of Prussia on January 29, 30 & 31. While you are there, don't miss the Designer Craftsman Show of Philadelphia.
These shows are a great resource for owners and builders of historic or period-inspired homes.

Stop by our booth to say 'hello' and let us know you saw this post. Thanks!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

A brand new year.....

So as we say goodbye to 2009, I guess one of my New Year's resolutions should be to make more blog posts. I'd have to say that I am glad to be starting a 2010 and saying goodbye to 2009. In my personal life, we had a great 2009 as we welcomed a baby boy to our family, but in my professional life, we struggled in a poor economy to maintain a custom kitchen cabinetry business. So what does Timeless Kitchen Cabinetry & Design have in store for 2010?
  • Two of our kitchens will be featured in "Kitchens and Bath" magazine, a special publication of Women's Day magazine.
  • Later this year we will be building a wonderful kitchen for a family in Danville, PA. One member of this family has recently written a book about his incredible experiences as a medical doctor serving in the military in Iraq. Hopefully, with his permission, we be able to blog at length about his story.
  • We will continue our partnership with Bucks County Soapstone as we offer the best in soapstone countertops and sinks. Last year we collaborated on a gorgeous web bar and plan to offer additional pieces this year.
  • We will be adding a laser cutter to our workshop. Stay tuned for a post on this!
  • Within the next few months, we will build a sample kitchen at Uphome in Malvern, PA. Watch for cooking and food and wine events this year at Uphome!
So come on back to the blog as we keep our friends, clients and fans updated on the "goings on" at Timeless Kitchen Cabinetry & Design. We welcome your thoughtful comments on our postings as we stay in touch with other enthusiasts of "cabinetry, kitchen design, food, life....."