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Northshore Home Summer 2018

Northshore Home magazine highlights the best in architectural design, new construction and renovations, interiors, and landscape design.

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34 SUMMER 2018 DESIGN. BUILD. DÈCOR. Building and refining homes throughout the greater Boston area. info@refinedren.com • 617-320-7095 #refinedrenovations • refinedren.com kitchens nshoremag.com/nshorehome/ posed to perching, as is the habit in more transitory, open-concept kitchens, where there are typically other seating options in a din- ing room and family room—the seating needed to be comfortable. The wicker and mahogany barstool chairs support long stretches of sitting and are a nod to the colonial era. To demarcate the island, Baczek added molding to the ceil- ing directly above, creating a coffered effect; it both frames the lighting and makes the island a distinct space. (Because it is an old house there wasn't the option of going up into the ceiling to build coffers.) This "negative design element," as Baczek refers to it, furthers his goal to clearly delineate the seating area. "It's like a nook inside the kitchen without being in the corner," he says, noting that the hung lampshades on the pendant fixtures add a formal living room or parlor-like touch. In contrast, the For the cabinetry, Baczek removed one of the pantry doors to use as a model. The cabinet maker then matched its dimensions and specifications, resulting in period-inspired maple cabinets with polished chrome knobs.

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