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Exclusive Shaker-style cabinetry in cherrywood with natural stain
"Every penny was well spent" - Sally Coleman

Charles Lantz Cabinetry - Where the finest is standard!
Feature Project July '10

exclusive cabinetry in beautiful home

Sally Coleman wanted a four foot wide countertop for her sizeable peninsula. Understandably, she didn't want a seam running down the centre of it. Charles Lantz Cabinetry's custom Arborite countertop was perfect for the job. "Everything done by CLC shows impeccable craftsmanship," enthuses Sally. "The time they spent with me. The gentlemen he has working for him. I was really impressed with everyone at the shop - they are very, very diligent. When they installed the cabinetry they worked 10 - 12 hours a day. They're so dedicated. Every penny was well spent."

very wide kitchen peninsula

Sally and Bob Coleman's six-month build transformed a two bedroom, 800 square foot, prefab bungalow into a beautiful, spacious home. Sally was on the site every day - tool belt and all. "Buying locally," she says, "was very important to both of us. The material, the construction was all local except the aluminum roof was from B.C., but we had local installers. We reused doors, windows and trim from the prefab. The kitchen cabinetry went to the garage, shed and hobby room. The siding, the cement stairs were given away. Very little went to landfill."

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Behind the beautifully crafted doors there is storage built with purpose tasks in mind. "We do a lot of entertaining," she says. "The peninsula has deep drawers with BBQ gear near the back door. It's very functional."

custom cherrywood peninsula custom shaker peninsula

click photos for larger versions of these beautiful cherrywood peninsula

custom arborite countertop outlet all but hidden

Detail shots, from left:Countertops go all the way to the outside windows. The kitchen is all pull out drawers (including ones for the dishes - right by the dishwasher), with easy-access work stations. "It's very functional," says Sally, "an unusual space." It was her idea to make the power outlets all-but-hidden in the cabinetry. They're below the countertops rather than in the backsplash area.

click photos for larger versions of these beautiful kitchen details

cherry cabinetry in beautiful home custom shaker cabinets

click photos for larger versions of this exclusive cabinetry - Shaker style kitchen

Bob Coleman is 6'6" tall and left-handed. Look closely and you'll see that his work station, to the left of the range, is higher than normal in this Shaker-style kitchen.

"They did a fantastic job," says Sally. "Look at the different heights, the crown moldings!"

custom cherry cabinets

The pantry

pantry drawers hold china pantry cabinetry

click photos for larger versions of the Euro-style pantry

The pantry's CLC cherry melamine cabinetry is Euro style - again, very functional. Deep drawers safely and conveniently store chinaware, appliances, lobster pots, Christmas dishes, patio dishes . . . a built-in ironing board is ambidextrous - it can be used by right-handed Sally or left-handed Bob.

Master bathroom

built-in hickory dresser master bathroom cabinetry

The upstairs cabinetry is all hickory - chosen to blend in with the floor. The built-in dresser and TV cabinetry delivers plenty of storage space. "They did a really nice job," says Sally.

As shown below, the vanity table's 1" countertop was decorated by Sally and a friend. "We picked up the rust colour and used an acid etching technique."

click photos for larger versions of this hickory master bathroom

custom vanity table in master bath custom vanity table

Charles Lantz crew & comment

"CLC's Coleman build crew were Roy Parson, Richard Hirtle and Dana Tanner. The contractor was Peter Wagner Construction Ltd (902-644-2511). The kitchen is natural cherry, shaker style. You will notice the countertop acts like a sill for the windows. The master bathroom is contemporary style with matched drawer and door panels.

"Bob and Sally have great taste. Sally had a wonderful vision that included plenty of space for Bob and her both to work in their beautiful kitchen. Thank you for allowing CLC to help you!" - Charles Lantz

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