As you may know, Black Canyon Builders is an Independent Builder Dealer with the premier timber frame company, Woodhouse. The June issue of Timber Home Living magazine will feature both the president of Woodhouse, Pat Seaman, and director of design, Ray Lefebvre.
Seaman was interviewed for June Kitchen Showcase in the magazine. While the Showcase is simply designed to celebrate a gorgeous space, I think Seaman’s comments can be applied to nearly every kitchen design. Below is a summary of his points in bold, followed by my editorial.
- Overhead beams. This is a bit specific to the kitchen in question, but goes to show how versatile and adaptable timber frame design can be. The featured kitchen felt too big in scale, so Woodhouse milled and installed joist timbers to “humanize” the space. Quick solution and gorgeous result.
- Color combinations. Play with color and texture in materials (wood choice, cabinetry, flooring and countertops) – not just paint – to add depth and atmosphere to a space.
- Open concept. Open concept kitchens are, and will always be, desirable. That said, they can be adapted to your own interpretation. Open to the outdoors with large windows and patio doors. Or open to a living space with well-placed architectural details. Open concept does not need to be synonymous with one, expansive and overwhelming space. Scale and flow are critical.
- Specialty items. The kitchen in the showcase is made unique by professional kitchen influences like a Wolf range and a pot-filling water faucet over the range. It doesn’t matter what your preference is, but definitely examine your lifestyle to determine what specialty item will improve your daily life – or even just make you smile.
To read the full article, sign up for the Woodhouse newsletter and check out the June issue of Timber Home Living. To see more images of the particular Woodhouse home (8500-sq. ft custom lake home), click here.
Check back later this week for our post sharing Ray Lefebvre’s interview in Timber Home Living.