Charming Cape Cod Kitchen Renovation
“My jaw drops every time I enter my kitchen.”
So says Bob Roth about his gleaming new kitchen in Dennis, Massachusetts.
Bob’s daughter had invited him and his wife RuthAnn to build an addition onto her white clapboard house in the center of Cape Cod, not far from Hyannis. The addition grew into a full Cape Cod house of its own, complete and self-contained, that Bob and RuthAnn moved into full time. “Think of it as “an in-law addition,” he says.
Though not a contractor, after owning five homes over the years, including a two-family house he rented out, Bob had acquired the basics of plumbing, electrical and carpentry. So he had a clear overall vision for his dream kitchen when he enlisted CliqStudios to supply the cabinets.
“We wanted traditional white paneled cabinets, black soapstone counters and a large island with a cutout on one side, topped with Carrera Marble. I knew what I wanted,” he says, “but CliqStudios designer Sammi Lindemann made it all work. In fact, people tell me my kitchen should be in a magazine.”
In a close and friendly collaboration, Sammi provided ingenious touches throughout the kitchen.
He designed the island to seat seven, since the Roths have no other dining table. “While the island was their idea,” Sammi reports, “I wanted to give it more detail. I recessed the center cabinet in the front and flushed out the toe kick space to give it more of a furniture look.”
“We use the top of the island for pastry and pasta making, but mostly we just love the look of it,” says Bob of the island.
Sammi also created a series of cabinets with staggered heights and Lyndale white doors. Some reach the ceiling and some don’t, but all are topped by CliqStudios traditional crown moldings. A glass cabinet in the corner serves as a focal point.
Bob considers the CliqStudios cabinets excellent in quality and highly affordable but was especially impressed with the service.
“The cabinets were delivered in the dead of a Cape Cod winter,” he relates. His narrow street was plowed only the width of a single car, and the truck couldn’t get in. The cabinets had to be carried through the snow by hand, and in the process, some were damaged.
“I just sent a picture of the damage to CliqStudios and new cabinets were shipped out to me immediately, no questions asked,” he says. “You can’t get better than that.”
The Roths sold their house on the mainland to become permanent citizens of Cape Cod. The stirring sea breezes and a dazzling new kitchen make it unlikely they will regret their choice.