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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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36 SUMMER 2018 pineapple-style polished chrome light over the sink is a more contemporary element that simultaneously contrast with and complement the island lighting. In order to penetrate the room with natural light, Baczek removed a small three-foot window—typical of the Colonial style to make way for a six-foot expanse of glass. A subway tile backsplash—a design element Baczek sees as a vintage look—also helped to brighten the space. By using a slightly darker grout rather than true white, he achieved the desired effect, which was to have it read like "a series of pieces" versus a tight-joint mono- lith. The treatment also adds the feeling of age. A white ceramic farmhouse sink, another trending design element, evokes the Old-Country aesthetic Baczek was after. For the cabinetry, Baczek removed one of the pantry doors to use as a model. (The original pantry was located beneath the central hall stair between the kitchen on the left and the dining room on the right.) The cabinetmaker matched its dimensions and specifications, resulting in period-inspired maple cabinets with polished chrome clamshell pulls that are perfectly suitable for a modern-day kitchen in a centuries-old house. "When you go in that house now, the feel is of a new kitchen that looks like the original kitchen," says Baczek. "Even though it has modern appliances and amenities, it still feels like you've walked into your grandmother's kitchen." For contact information, see Resources on page 113. kitchens T.E. Andresen, Inc. Moving and Storage Concerned About Your Upcoming Move? Andresen's is a full-service provider that can help you with of all your moving needs (local or long distance); including packing, furniture handling, fine arts and antiques. We are an agent of United Van Lines and have been a Northshore institution since 1928. We Offer Free Estimates Call us at (877) 273-2468 or visit us at We also offer virtual estimates, eliminating the need for an in-home survey. Clearing out your home for renovations or a pending sale? Ask us about our on-site storage solutions or use our online digital cataloging system to pick up, store and return your items! A subway tile backsplash—a design element Baczek sees as an an Old-World look— helped to brighten the space.

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