April 22, 2021

Handcrafted Millwork Makes the Difference

We’re working on a kitchen project, and the amount of detail and design going into this custom island, appliance wall, and all the cabinetry is astounding. Other builders may think it’s overkill—we just don’t care. It’s what we do.    


Our concept of “intentionally crafted” is clearly seen in our millwork. Every piece has a purpose, but design is never sacrificed. For example, the walnut island is grain-matched. The face frame style and the door style are all one piece of walnut. You can see the grain flowing all the way through—a perfect match! Furthermore, the continuous face frame on the bottom picks up each door rail and matches the grain. This doesn’t happen by accident; it took an incredible amount of forethought. But the end result is superb—no wild color variations between rail and door style. It literally appears to be carved out of one piece of wood.  


To hide the trash receptacle (who wants to stare at that in a beautiful, high-end kitchen?), we built a drawer and a door that will disappear into the island wall panel. The drawer and door will be one piece and when it’s closed, it will match the exact details of the adjacent drawer. Once assembled, the rail appears to run all the way continuously through the island. And we are doing the same with the dishwasher; the rail will seamlessly continue through the dishwasher panel. Just another example of how handcrafted millwork makes a difference.    

When you’re ready to transform your kitchen with the craftsmanship that NS Builders is known for, give us a call. We can’t wait to share our expertise with you and create something truly distinctive.

—Nick Schiffer


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