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York Blues…

Many decisions go into a kitchen remodel or building a new home, and we understand that it can be overwhelming for our clients. At Dovetailed Kitchens, we try to simplify the kitchen design process by providing a clear, consistent timeline. We measure the space, have a chat about our client’s needs and aesthetic preferences, draw up what we’ve discussed, and get approval from the homeowner. The cabinets get installed a few weeks after we get approval. Countertops are then templated and ordered. Appliances get installed, counters and backsplashes go in, hardware is added, and in a few weeks, you’ve got yourself a brand new kitchen!

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We thought we would show you a little bit of this process using the perspective drawings of one of our favorite recently completed kitchens. This charming blue and white kitchen on the coast in York, Maine, features stainless steel appliances, white inset cabinets, a white tile backsplash, and a floor plan that maximizes space. Kitchen Designer: Scott Purswell, CKD; Interior and Residential designer: Wayne Rawley; Photos: Anna McFerrin

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How is that for a before and after? From the page to cooking with grandchildren in a few months.

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Another great touch in this charming kitchen is the granite topped seating area, perfect for grandchildren or a glass of wine with friends.

Whimsical details like the mosaic tile bird, blue knobs on the Thermador rangetop, antiqued bronze pulls and the homeowner’s Oriental inspired accessories give the all white kitchen personality.

So there you go! You’ve seen some of our perspective drawings, right next to the real thing. It’s always rewarding for us to see kitchens come to life, and we try our hardest to make the decision process an exciting, rewarding time for our clients.

Happy Thanksgiving from Dovetailed Kitchens and this adorable blue and white York cottage. We hope you enjoy this holiday season with family and friends…

As always, you can find this project on Houzz.


Modern Meets Rustic in this Barn Remodel

Lately, we have been intrigued by the idea of adaptive reuse. So when we were asked to join Futuro Construction on a total gut and remodel of an 1850’s barn into a modern family home, we jumped at the opportunity!

Here are some before pictures to give you an idea of the sheer scale of this remodel, so that you can better appreciate the final product.



We loved watching a modern, cohesive and eco-friendly home emerge from beams and sawdust.

For their kitchen, the homeowners chose sleek, gloss white cabinets and unobtrusive appliances. Aesthetic balance was key, so that the exposed original beams and two story high ceilings remain the focal points.

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Minimal, full-overlay cabinetry, a wine rack custom built from repurposed wood from the barn, and a show stopping, full length chartreuse tile backsplash provide the perfect amount of character and color.

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Look at those impressive beams!

Here are a few more shots of the rest of the house…

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Antique chairs, modern art, steel cables, wooden beams, white walls and industrial pendant lights. Yes, please!

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What a great space! We are thrilled to have been asked to contribute to this barn remodel. The homeowners and contractors at Futuro Construction were a pleasure to work with and we are proud to have our name associated with this project.

As always, you can find us on Houzz.