Remodel: Tukasa Creations

 

From the hillsides to the valleys, a southern home shows beauty from the inside to the outside.

Travel down the beautiful countryside of Texas to explore the beauty of this kitchen. From beginning to end, this home was built off the style of the homeowner. As you scurry your way in, you will be welcomed by the amazing cabinetry that once only presented your basic brushed over white.

A southern style kitchen is built off the character of the homeowner, in which, the rooms mean more to them than a cooking location. This is a place that represents the woman behind the baking and cleaning. She is country meets glam. When asked what the lady wanted her home to represent she of course designed it based off her character. She took the reins on the blueprints and designed everything from the moldings to the style of cabinets that would be included in the construction.

Every home has a certain elegance and characteristic, but this Southern Charm wanted to modernize her kitchen but still keep the rustic/traditional appearance in the home. Tukasa Creations stayed true to the design envisioned by the homeowner but added a little twist to the rustic appeal by combining and transforming into the modern 21st century woman with a southern twang in the roots!

Dark cabinetry was envisioned in her mind, until she fell in love with the beautiful Glacier White Wellborn Cabinet, Inc. offers in our Premier Series. When remodeling takes place in the home, sometimes that means restructuring of the room. The oven was originally located where the pantry is placed now. The designers moved the oven to the other side to get it closer to the cooktop displayed on the gorgeous island. One addition to the kitchen, as well, was to make the pantry larger than normal. A pantry can never be too large to hold all your essential needs.

To represent this woman’s style, glass door fronts were installed in the cabinets so this lovely lady could display her turquoise, Fiesta dishware. One of the best qualities about choosing a white kitchen is the ability to intertwine with just about any color in the home. She wanted this possibility because as you can tell, she has an eye for fashion.

This woman is all about the details. To top of the elegant cabinetry, she wanted light rail molding below the upper cabinets and all base cabinets, as well as matching ends and fluted molding.

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Sink Base Cabinet with Tilt Out Tray and Wood Dovetail Soft Close Sliding Shelf 

 

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Base Tray Cabinet

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Super Double Wastebasket  

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 Utility Cabinet with Sliding Shelves with a Refrigerator Wall Cabinet stacked on top 

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Oven Tray Dividers

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Pot and Pan Pullout

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Two Drawer Corner Base Cabinet

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Diagonal Corner Cabinet with Lift Door 

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Base Spice Rack

About Tukasa Creations

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The kitchen was remodeled by Tukasa Creations. They are a flooring and kitchen and bath remodeling store located in Corpus Christi, Texas. To learn more about them, visit their website at http://www.tukasacreations.com/

 

 

No singing the blues in these kitchens!

 

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Different Hues of Blue  –  the perfect “palette picks” for this kitchen design by Amie Freling www.memehill.com

A recipe of hues and neutrals mixed with metals and shapes create a transitional space that is fun and functional at the same time.

 

More Blue Inspiration from Schell Brothers and Echelon 

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What's Your Shade of Gray?

What’s your favorite shade? Gray is a versatile hue that can be used on walls, floors, furniture and cabinetry in every room of your home. It doesn’t discriminate with decor either; gray can flow with modern, traditional, transitional or eclectic designs.  Just a few images below to get your creative juices flowing on Gray and where it could work for you!

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Your Kitchen is Waiting – What is Your Style?

What is your style?

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coastal casual

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modern with a touch of industrial 

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transitional – classic styling
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or natural modern………whatever your style we have you covered.

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Kitchen Remodel of the Day

This beautiful 1930’s Tudor home had charm throughout but the kitchen just wasn’t functional for them. The kitchen had been remodeled in the 50’s and updated in the 80’s and didn’t provide the storage, countertop space or flow they wanted. But with this age and style of home they wanted something that fit the home well and looked like it had always been there. We got to work!

Problems/Challenges:

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  • Kitchen was tight cramped.
  • They couldn’t fit a full size fridge in and didn’t have any countertop space around the range.
  • Not enough storage.
  • Lighting was poor throughout.

Sullivan before 3

  • The eat in nook while full of character – was too small for their family of 4 and closed off the space. They still wanted an eating area in the kitchen.
  • They loved the leaded glass doors and wanted to find a way to incorporate that into their new kitchen
  • Wanted pantry space.

Sullivan before 1

  • It was important to keep with the character of the home during the remodel.
  • The kitchen houses 3 doorways, all of which felt very tight and cramped especially since it is a major thoroughfare.
  • A place for a built-in microwave off of the countertop and for wine.

 

Solutions:

  • Opened up the eat in nook to the rest of the kitchen making both spaces feel larger and bringing more light into the kitchen.

Sullivan after 1

  • Modified the depth of the built-in in the hallway to allow for the range wall to recess, effectively expanding the kitchen.
  • Expanded the openings into the dining room and the hall and repeated the arches seen in the rest of their home.
  • Hanover Cherry Light cabinetry provided a rich warm wood that compliments the style of the home well. Simple Shaker details and crown were used to complement existing woodwork in the home.

Sullivan after 6

  • A narrow, furniture island provides a great work space and extra storage while not looking too bulky
  • Removed the soffits to bring the cabinetry to the ceiling providing more storage in the space
  • Leaded glass door cabinets on either side of the window retain the character of the old kitchen

Sullivan after 3

  • Added a shallow pantry with open display area for extra storage that doesn’t look heavy.
  • An angled pantry between the kitchen and nook provides extra storage without infringing on the dining space.

Sullivan after 4

  • Efficient storage space was important in this kitchen – we added blind corner pullouts, spice racks on the doors, pullouts, a wine rack, garbage pullout and even a compost bin on the back of the sink cabinet door. Tray dividers above the refrigerator organized their trays, platters and casserole dishes.

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  • Under cabinet lights and recessed can lights throughout illuminate the entire area.
  • Messouri Black granite countertops and hand-made subway tile finish off the classic look in their kitchen.

When the project was finished the clients were thrilled with the feel and function of this new kitchen in their old home!

Designer: Crystal Kennedy
crystal@pnwcab.com
503-652-1268

Photographer: Shannon Butler
photoartportraits@gmail.com
503-891-9354

2013 Design Contest Winner: Katrina Hosea – Other Rooms: Honorable Mention

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Designer: Katrina Hosea

Dealer: BeeTree Homes, Jacksonville, Florida

Problem: A kitchen that didn’t function well for entertaining. If you sat at the island, guest could
not maneuver behind you. The breakfast nook was small and could only house two and it also
blocked the view of the water. Client had a challenge with refrigerator location, when you
opened the door, she would hit the kitchen chair.
Solution: We removed the breakfast nook and squared of the back of the house, we removed the
exterior wall opposite the bar area and extended the kitchen 4 feet into the covered lanai.

Problem: One entrance two and from kitchen thus preventing a flow for entertaining; and also preventing lighting from entering the kitchen.
Solution: We created an opening between the kitchen and dining area, to allow for cross lighting,
and it allowed for a better flow for entertaining When we went into the covered lanai we also
gained two feet to widen the current entrance from 26 inches to 40. This helped immensely.

Problem: Client was downsizing from a 6,000 house into a 2600 sq ft zero lot line home on the
water way. She was so concerned with the lack of cabinetry storage.

Solution: The exterior wall that we bumped out allowed us to have a larger walk way for a bar as
well as it created an extra 18 inches. We designed a cabinet that was reduced depth that would
house her cook books, designer glass wear and serving platters for entertaining.

Problem: Client wanted china hutch but the view of the waterway was so spectacular and were I
placed the kitchen sink caused a problem with her viewing a wall or cabinets.
Solution: I designed a wall that allowed for access to the water view and storage. I ordered
peninsula cabinets void the glass doors on the back. Installed plexi glass on the back and placed
the cabinets over a frameless window. Now, the client has storage and a view.

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2013 Design Contest Winner: Glen Lumia – Other Rooms – 3rd Place

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Designer: Glen Lumia

Dealer: Creative Design Construction, Northvale, New Jersey

Design Goals and Details: We had a blank canvas to work with in designing the bar for our clients, as it was incorporated in a full scale renovation of the basement. The focal point of the space features a custom wet bar with raised granite to create a dramatic space for entertaining family and friends. It includes a beverage center, ice machine, and plenty of additional seating for guests. The bar features the Hanover door style in Cherry, highlighted with an Espresso finish. We incorporated glass upper cabinets to show off the client’s stemware and achieve the modern vision the client’s hoped for.

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2013 Design Contest Winner: Matthew Adler – Other Rooms – 2nd Place

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Congratulations Matthew!

Matthew Adler
Schell Brothers, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Design Goals and Details: 

There were a number of goals to this space. We need to create a study that could accommodate
both her and him, provide lots of storage and allows him views out the back of the house towards
the water even when privacy is needed.

The study was designed with built ins flanking each of the shorter walls while leaving space in the center for a desk for him. On the side walls we created a desk area for her, lots of file drawers and storage for all the items they have. This was finished with light rail and bullet lighting to provide undercabinet lighting for the countertops.

The ceiling was lined in stain grade v-groove wood boards in a barrel so we added Wellborn
crown to each wall run and hid ambient lighting behind it to illuminate onto the ceiling. The rich,
Sable finish offered a nice contrast to the knotty cedar on the ceiling and let the cabinets stand
out. The client wanted a desk to match the cabinets so a freestanding desk was created with base
cabinets and a Wellborn wainscot panel. We finished off the desk top with a Wellborn top and
applied the edge molding in the field giving the whole room a cohesive look.

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Wellborn Cabinetry in the Houzz

Not sure if my Houzz Addiction has reached the “Pinterest Level” but it’s pretty close….. One of the most enticing aspects of Houzz is how beneficial of a marketing tool it is for our industry and our dealers. More and more of our dealers share with us how actual leads are generated from the site, and that’s refreshing news for us all to hear.

So here’s our salute to a few traditional projects that caught my eye this week.

Enjoy.