Lakehouse Remodel

While we rarely work to remodel just one room in a home, this Rangeley family needed a complete kitchen overhaul. We turned the homeowner’s dated kitchen into a chef’s dream, customized for both family life and entertaining.

This home was featured in Maine Home + Design.


Cabinets and Countertops

Storage was a top priority for the homeowner, so we maximized our opportunities to install cabinets throughout the large kitchen. All of the cabinets are fully custom, including the walnut upper and lower cabinets and the walnut range hood. Glass-front upper cabinets showcase heirloom pieces from the homeowner’s extensive collection. Island and peninsula cabinets are painted a custom green, echoing the green flecks in the primary granite.

The homeowner chose Silver Brown granite, which has large-scale veining and movement, for the island and peninsula. In both places, the granite is used as a solid piece without interruption to maximize drama and impact.

Cook's Features

Our team gutted this kitchen to tailor the remodel to the homeowner’s specific needs. Every decision was thoughtful and intentional. We prioritized details that would streamline kitchen tasks and provide additional comfort. The primary sink takes advantage of the gorgeous lake views, while we replaced the secondary sink with a raised countertop and board for rolling pastry.

The kitchen’s peninsula provides additional seating as well as storage, while an adjacent pantry features custom bifold doors built with the appearance of barn doors. We also installed large-scale tile with radiant heat for impact and comfort.


Lighting and Fixtures

The original kitchen was very dark, so our team added blocks to the open floor joist ceiling to house additional lighting. Newly installed windows provide unobscured views, but we added custom blinds that can be adjusted to block the sun while also allowing natural light to filter through. We also brightened the walls of this log cabin with edge and center bead wainscoting and sheetrock with a light wall finish.

Green Pratt and Larson subway tile has subtle variations and echoes the green in the cabinets. The antique nickel farmhouse sink features a custom faucet from Watermark. All cabinet hardware, including an appliance pull for the built-in dishwasher, is from Rejuvenation.


Art: Millbrook #3 by Philip Barter, acrylic on panel, 40" x 30", Portland Art Gallery