Heartwood Kitchens … Redesigned the Heart of My Home

my kitchen designed by Heartwood Kitchens
The bi-level peninsula with view from kitchen to dining room was formerly a wall. Photo by Harkins Photography.

 

There’s nothing I love more than a good kitchen remodel. Whether it’s my own, a friend’s or one I’ve seen in a magazine, a good kitchen remodel is as exciting to me as that first warm day of spring when all that’s dingy and dull turns new again.

Heartwood Kitchens

When I redid my kitchen in 2011, my excitement was through the roof. Truthfully, I still get giddy about my kitchen today. This is thanks in great part to Heartwood Kitchens and owner Nancy Hanson, who enlightened me to a world of possibilities.

Since my own remodel, I’ve recommended Nancy and Heartwoods Kitchens to more people than I can count. Just a few weeks ago, I got a call from a friend with kitchen questions and I was more than happy to sing Nancy’s praises once again.

What I love about Heartwood Kitchens is that they not only carry a great line of custom and semi-custom cabinetry, but Nancy knows exactly how to help you choose the style, finish and options that suit your taste and budget. More importantly, Nancy knew how to help me see past the confines of my typical, colonial home, kitchen.  She opened my world and my home to a floorplan that encourages free flowing movement, ease of entertainment and a general sense of spaciousness that I never thought my kitchen could have.

 

I can now work in the kitchen and easily converse with guests in the dining room
I can now work in the kitchen and easily converse with guests in the dining room. Photo by Harkins Photography.

 

My kitchen is adjacent to my dining room on one side and my sunroom on the other. I wanted each of those spaces to remain intact and serve their original purpose, without changing the footprint of my home. I simply wanted to update the small kitchen I already had. Nancy listened and respected my every wish while offering suggestions to gain space without having to add on. By breaking down walls, that I never considered could come down, she transformed my three spaces into one unified space that I love.

The open space above the sink was once a wall. Now my sunroom, kitchen and dining room feel wonderfully connected.
The open space above the sink was once a wall. Now my sunroom, kitchen and dining room feel wonderfully connected. Photo by Harkins Photography.

 

The end result is a wide open and inviting space that continues to make me happy with every meal I cook, party I host and cup of coffee I sip. Even smaller details, like my in-island microwave, make me smile.

 

At the time of my kitchen remodel, I didn't even know a microwave could exist in an island. Now it is one of my favorite things!
At the time of my kitchen remodel, I didn’t even know a microwave could exist in an island. Now it is one of my favorite things! Photo by Harkins Photography.

 

I was so pleased with the transformation, I wrote a magazine article about the experience aptly titled, Open Wide.

If you are considering a kitchen remodel, allow me to highly recommend Heartwood Kitchens of Danvers. Call (978) 762-7472 or stop into their showroom at 75 Newbury Street, Danvers, MA.

Cabinets by Quality Custom Cabinetry, Inc. Appliances by Sub-Zero and Wolf.

A Heartwood Kitchens Contest

Do you already have a Heartwood Kitchen? I would love to hear about your great experience in the comments section below. Also, check out their Show Us Your Heartwood Kitchen contest on Facebook. Send photos of your Heartwood Kitchen to Heartwood@HeartwoodKitchens.net to be posted on Facebook. The kitchen with the most “Likes” will win a $500 Columbus Hospitality Group gift certificate.

Restaurants include Mistral Restaurant, L’Andana Grill, Mooo Restaurant, Sorellina Boston, Teatro Boston, and Ostra Boston. Voting ends on Mother’s Day. #likemyheartwoodkitchen

 

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Karyn
3 years ago

Beth – every time I see these pics of your kitchen I am blown away!! Absolutely beautiful, and I totally agree with you – After recently living through our own kitchen redo – Heartwood Kitchens was terrific. From the beginning, Nancy and her staff were so great to work with. It is such an overwhelming process, and she was so helpful, from the design, cabinet selection, to the final installation. We are thrilled with our kitchen too!

Loyce Lawlor
3 years ago

Looks beautiful and inviting.

Ginny
3 years ago

Having been a guest in your kitchen many times I can say that it is a thoroughly welcoming and comfortable space, wonderful for dining with just family and inviting for larger gatherings.