Ridgewood Showhouse Kitchen

Published On March 21, 2017 |

Showroom Name: The Hammer & Nail

Designer(s): Bart Lidsky

Project Location: Ridgewood, NJ

Cabinetry Style & Finish(s): Rutt Handcrafted Cabinetry

       Perimeter: Hudson Beaded Inset, Painted Finish

       Island: Hudson Beaded Inset, Quarter Sawn White Oak, with custom matched stain


  • Refrigerator/Freezer – Sub-Zero
  • Range, Microwave Drawer – Dacor
  • Dishwasher – Miele
  • Hood – Custom Design by designer and fabricated in NJ

Faucet(s): ROHL
Sink: ROHL

The inspiration for the design came from the house itself. The homeowner wanted something that looked as if might have been there since the house was built, but still fresh and current. The design is loaded with period details such as the sconces at the window, the brick-like tile for the backsplash, the honed Olympian Danby marble countertops and window sill, glass door cabinets sitting on the counter, cupboard latches rather than knobs, brackets on the wall cabinets near the stove, etc…

The recessed ceiling detail is a nice strong detail that adds greatly to the character of the kitchen. To accommodate this feature the entire structure of the ceiling had to be changed to allow it happen. The center of the ceiling is actually recessed up higher than the main ceiling. The homeowner wanted this detail, but wouldn’t allow the main ceiling to be lowered, so instead the ceiling had to be framed with engineered lumber in the center that allowed it to be several inches recessed from the rest of the ceiling. There are rooms above, so cutting into that space was not an option. The designer designed a molding treatment that created an illusion of even more depth, giving the center of the ceiling a nicely recessed look. The beaded board treatment, the contrasting black gloss paint and the period (but fresh) lighting fixtures all help to create the desired effect.

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