Handmade Kitchens from The Workshops of David T. Smith
This Cottage style kitchen was designed for a clapboard-sided, 1890’s Kentucky cottage and is located in a small town near Lexington, Kentucky. The owners completely restored the house and wanted a kitchen that was clean and simple, with a period feel to blend with the house.
For this style kitchen, they chose cabinets with simple, flat panel doors, flush drawers, curved Shaker feet, and Shaker 45 degree crown molding. The sink cabinet has 1890’s-style beaded panel doors, ball feet, and contains a Kohler sink.
The finish is brushed linen white on the main cabinets and brushed moss green on the island. The counter tops are ¾’’ and 1¼’’ curly maple with brown stain and a mineral oil finish. The hardware is blackened Shaker wooden knobs.
The dishwasher, hidden behind a panel, is next to the sink. The Sub-Zero refrigerator has panels and hand-forged iron handles, while the other appliances are all stainless with black trim.
All the glass in the cabinets is reclaimed antique glass and all the wall cabinets have low-voltage undercabinet task lighting.
The owners of this kitchen are antique dealers and obviously have a great eye when it comes to the finishing touches.