CliqStudios Cabinets Selected for This Old House, Idea House 2016!

May 5, 20164 comments

computer rendering of kitchen with dark island cabinets, light gray wall cabinets and logo this old house idea house 2016 the farmhous at emerson green

Note the cooking area is backed by large windows – an interesting design challenge.

Working With This Old House, Idea House 2016.

In 2015, This Old House built the first Idea House in Cloudland Station, Tennessee. The home blended historical architectural detail with modern amenities. Furthermore, the response to the house and its timeless-yet-comfortable style, was very successful. So, there was no question about a second project. This Old House Idea House 2016 will be The Farmhouse. It’s one of 124 homes at Emerson Green, a planned neighborhood in northern Massachusetts.

The project bid outlined the standards set for This Old House Idea House 2016:

  • High-value/quality construction
  • Low-maintenance/long-lasting materials
  • Net zero/energy-efficient
  • Smart use of space/storage
  • Traditional farmhouse style
  • Fresh décor for today’s lifestyle

Taking on the Project

With the guidelines in mind, our company was a natural fit for this project. Our promise to high value, quality in construction, and long-lasting materials is certain. Read more about our Signature line Limited Lifetime Warranty. In addition, our kitchen designers are experts at making the most of a space, smart use of storage and personalized design. For example, our Austin inset Shaker cabinet is a perfect fit for a perfect farmhouse style.

However, we still wondered, did something else set our company apart so we were chosen? I called This Old House’s, Claudia Jepsen, with that question. “Our readers and viewers are cost-conscious, hands-on DIY types,” replied Claudia. “CliqStudios’ is open about construction details, one-on-one kitchen design service and factory-direct pricing provide the value they are looking for.”

She described our customers perfectly! They are amazing, creative people, ready to get to work. Furthermore, we look forward to following this project. Check back soon to read our next Idea House article. The article will give you a inside look at the challenges the layout presented for kitchen designer, AJ Johnson.

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  1. julian Reply

    I’m redoing a kitchen new cabinets appliances and have a big window and planning to place a 36 range does the window need to be changed because of the heat please advise is just like the picture above thanks

    • CliqStudios Design Reply

      Hello, Julian,

      There are several factors involved in placing a range in front of a window, including local building codes and venting. In this design, the cabinets are pushed forward to make room for a downdraft vent behind the cooktop. If you send your measurements and home address to our design studio, one of our experts will be happy to help you develop a design. (We never charge for design services.) Send us the measurements, your city and state, and any other information about your kitchen plan through the form on our Free Design page or email us at

  2. shirley mc auley Reply

    we are building a new, but small home, I need a kitchen with a bar for grandkids to sit at.. it will be L shaped with a utility door and open to dinning and living room. I drawled and drawled nothing seem correct. can you help. oh it will be log cabin style also. we are retired so easy reach is good.

    • CliqStudios Design Reply

      Hello, Shirley,

      How exciting for you and your family! One of our designers will be happy to help you create the perfect space. Use the form on this page,, to send us your measurements and someone will get back to you shortly to get started.

      Be sure and send us photos when your home is done!

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