Statement Backsplashes

Trends are sometimes looked at negatively in the sense that after time they become “outdated” although when people look at homes some trends from different time periods are seen as very desirable. backsplash1Tile is something that if it’s done well it will outlast the time you spend in your home. Whether the tile is ceramic, glass, marble, or porcelain this tile trend won’t be the next popcorn ceiling or plastic faux-brick in man caves so don’t worry! Be informed and not afraid to decorate to your taste and in the styles of today!cloud tile - new ravenna

subway - green - fireclayWhen updating your home with tile there are plenty of styles to pick from. Subway tiles (pictured right) have been a popular choice for a while due to their simplistic style and are typically seen in white with your choice of grout color. These green ones happen to make a bold statement without having the feeling of being too busy. To top it off they are made in the US and are made with 65% recycled materials! Laser cut tiles come in various interesting shapes. Arabesque tiles (pictured above, left) which have a Moroccan vibe to them which is proving to be a huge trend in kitchens & mosaic glass tiles - lunada baybaths this year. Another option are glass tiles not only are most eco-friendly but stylish too and the added can add a bit of glamour to the space. Often with glass people chose to use a color pallet rather then choose one solid color. The kitchen below (pitured with stainless steel hood) is a great example of using a statement backsplash to create a strong focal point in the space. The tile in itself is a decoration and little is needed with a great backsplash. One thing I will have you notice is a common design element to all of these kitchens they all have simple countertops which allows the backsplash to stand out! For more statement backspashes and other design ideas. Check out our Pinterest and Houzz pages!

Rev-a-shelf

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We Now Offer ALL Rev-A-Shelf Items & Can Install Them For You!!!

We have partnered up with Rev-a-shelf to give your customers the opportunity to organize and de-clutter their kitchens. Rev-a-self has great products from drawer plate organizers to our favorite pop up mixer shelf! The mixer shelf gets those bulky Kitchen-Aid mixers off the countertop so your customer can actually use that counter space you gave them!

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Details:
Eastman St. Woodworks will be offering a 10% discount of the catalog list price on Rev-a-shelf items. Along with the choice to install them into the cabinets before they leave the plant. That will save the hassle of installers trying to figure it out in the field! The installation price is based off the value of the Rev-a-shelf item (click for pricing sheet).

 

 

 

 

 

Feel free to email Natalie at natalie@lthibeaultassoc.com if you need a Rev-a-shelf catalog.

WHEN ORDERING:
1. Indicate Rev-a-shelf Item #
2. Note what cabinet it is being installed into

New Color & Door Style!

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Salem Door – Gray Screen

We are excited to announce the new cabinet color and door style have arrived! Eastman St. Woodworks which is made right here in Massachusetts just released their new Salem door style. The new style blends a modern simplistic feel with a little traditional detail to give it interest. This new shade of gray is a light grey with a mild blue undertone that gives it a crisp and clean vibe. The new color is called Gray Screen and it’s a Sherwin Williams color (SW 7071) that is sure to be a favorite. If you’re feeling bold and inspired by the new Salem style it would look lovely with Pure White wall cabinets and the New Gray Screen base cabinets. Pairing the current modern trend of two toned kitchens with a neutral timeless color pallet. We’re eager to bring these new door samples to you and see how they inspire your customers!

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Kitchen Trend: COPPER

One trend that I must admit I’m loving is this new trend of copper. Whether it’s pans, sinks, countertops, or backsplashes you name it copper has officially taken over in the kitchen world. So now that you know it’s trendy let’s talk about why. One benefit is it’s longevity. Copper has been used in roofing for centuries so you know it’s sure to last in that kitchen of yours. My favorite thing about copper is it’s beauty. Many people would agree with me when I say a copper countertop is sure to drop some jaws!

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Copper has many benefits with countertops copper is known for it’s germ killing properties.  On stainless steel germs like E coli can last for over a MONTH! With copper it’s gone within HOURS!

 

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Copper is a great conductor of heat. Copper pots are used by many professional chefs due to their even heat distribution characteristics.

 

 

 

Characteristics of Maple

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Maple is a hardwood, light in color with smooth uniform grain patterns.  The color may vary from white to light gray or tan. Maple will mellow as it ages, with the exposure to light and air.   Maple will exhibit random mineral streaks.  These dark streaks are mineral deposits.  This occurs throughout the growth process when the tree absorbs the minerals in the soil.  Other characteristics of maple are birds-eye and worm track patterns.

 

Kitchen Cabinet Care and Cleaning Tips

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Kitchen Cabinet Care and Cleaning Tips:  The link above  will open up to the Sherwin Williams company information on care and maintenance of your wood cabinetry.  Eastman St. Woodworks uses Sherwin Williams paints, stains and top coats on their doors, moldings and exterior panels.  The proper care and maintenance is key to the long term durability of  your kitchen and bath cabinetry.  Protect your kitchen and bath renovation investment and you will enjoy the style and beauty of  your design, for many years to come.

Characteristics of Cherry

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North American Cherry is a hardwood with a smooth texture that has a rich deep flowing grain pattern.  Cherry wood in its natural state has a pinkish hue with a range in color from nearly white to pink to dark brown.  Some sections can also have shades of yellow, green and gray.  Cherry also has small gum spots, pinholes, pitch pockets and mineral flecks.  Cherry will darken (mellow) with age due to exposure to sunlight.  This change can occur gradually or rapidly depending on the amount and intensity of the exposure.

 

 

 

Check Out Our Ad in New England Home Magazine

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We are excited to be featured in New England Home Magazine this month on Eastman St. Woodwork’s ad. Eastman St. Woodworks, a mid-priced affordable cabinet line, is built to withstand the rigors of everyday life.

New England Home is dedicated to showcasing the unique architecture and superior design that define the luxury home in New England. We are honored to be highlighted in this great publication!

Check out New England Homes Magazine for the latest design trends.

Kitchen Remodeling: The Top 5 Design Trends for 2014

Considering a kitchen remodeling project for the New Year? According to the Zillow Digs Home Design Trend Report, 2014 is the year for kitchen remodeling with homeowners listing this as a top priority for home renovations. Whether you’ve already gathered some ideas or just started researching, here are some of the latest trends for you to consider for your brand new dream kitchen.

1) Black Countertops
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The sleek and sophisticated look of black countertops will be one of the hottest elements this year. More homeowners will be pairing the darker countertops with lighter materials, such as white cabinets, to provide a contrast. Instead of going with a glossy surface like traditionally polished granite countertops, consider going with a leather finish. As a result, you will have a subdued sheen with the benefit of hiding crumbs and streaks. Black countertops will provide your home with a tasteful, yet dramatic look.

2) Neutral and Darker Colors

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Homeowners have shown a great interest this year in incorporating darker paint colors for their kitchens such as black, dark red, deep brown, and copper. Since kitchens usually have very little exposed wall area, using darker colors will unlikely make the room feel small and closed in. Stainless steel appliances and dark wooden cabinets will integrate well with the deep hues. Adding in neutral colors, such as a gray backsplash, will create a beautiful soft look that will lighten up the kitchen.

3) Glass-front Cabinets and Open Shelves

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Displaying your best dinnerware has never been easier with glass-fronted cabinets and open shelves. Since the kitchen is a main gathering area, you can utilize these spaces by placing treasured items or photos for everyone to see. Glass-fronted cabinets and open shelves not only complement farmhouse and contemporary kitchens, they also work well with more traditional and sophisticated designs.

4) Sleeker Cabinet Door Styles

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Cabinets have a major impact on the style of a kitchen because they are such an important and plentiful element. The popularity of modern and transitional kitchens has led to an increased interest in simpler cabinet doors and less hardware. Some looks eliminate hardware entirely, by using push latches or recessed grooves in the doors for an even sleeker appearance.

5) Wood Topped Islands

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In a majority of open plan kitchens, the island is the main physical and visual divider between the cooking and living areas. In order to join the two areas, many homeowners are topping islands with wood instead of traditional countertop materials such as granite or marble. This creates a furniture-like look that merges both the cooking and living areas together.