Therese and Tom Nichols decided on an
English urban feeling for the kitchen in their Elm Grove home. They
called Susan Stockton of London by Design to help with the decorating.
Stockton suggested a fruit theme which works well with the red oak
flooring, custom-glazed maple cabinetry and tropical brown granite
countertops by Giallo Veneziano. The polished chrome Kohler plumbing
fixtures and stainless steel appliances by GE, Dacor and Bosch add to
the urban feel. The home was built by Ruvin Bros. Artisans &
Trades and Past Basket installed the cabinets. "It’s very
functional and bright," says Therese Nichols. "I like all
the light coming in through the windows."
Standing in Gary Miller’s Delafield
kitchen makes you want to rev up the Harley and go for a ride. The
bachelor chose a Harley-Davidson theme when he asked Kerzner
Remodeling and Construction to remodel the space. Gary added color to
the room by replacing the white Formica cabinets with black granite
and switching to a lighter cabinet color. Two skylights were also
added over the dinette area adjacent to the kitchen. Gary says his
favorite part of the room is the glass and stainless steel vent hood
on the far wall.
The kitchen in Laurie and David
Westgate’s Elm Grove home provides plenty of space for preparing
meals. The large butcher block covered island is certainly the focal
point. People can congregate on one end of the island where three
chairs are located while the cook can spread out to make a meal at the
other end. The Brazilian cherry wood floor adds to the splendor of the
space and works well with the off-white cabinets, which were built by
The Streff Shop in Port Washington. Brian Brunkhorst built the home.
Mary and Russ Klingaman of Brookfield
were looking for a more functional space and updated look when they
asked Tim Benkowski of timothy j kitchen & bath in Delafield to
remodel their kitchen. The couple chose a Craftsman style look with
quarter-sawn oak cabinets and cork flooring over the popular lighter
wood colors seen frequently in today’s newer homes. Mary says the
couple chose the oak because of its warmth and timeless appeal. The
couple moved an exterior wall to allow more space for the
granite-topped island. The custom-stained glass pieces hanging in the
transom space were designed and created by Victoria Leuck of Victoria’s
Art Glass of Burlington.