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By Boat, RV or Expo – Kitchen Views Goes The Distance For You

NKBA Boston Harbor Dinner Cruise aboard the Spirit of Boston ship September 10, 2013

“Where the designers are pros, and the views are yours.” That is our motto here at Kitchen Views. We are here to design for you with integrity and the highest quality products possible.

This summer, we hosted an open house style RV showroom displaying counter materials from Cosentino. They drove to Mansfield and parked their RV in our lot and were there to meet with designers, builders, and homeowners about their different product lines. Most recently, the KV designers met with various vendors to see what is trending for 2014. Here are a couple of examples from the evening.

Kitchen Views Assistant GM scheduling a meeting with a cabinetry vendor.

Cabinets – The designers at KV joined cabinet dealers to take a look at new product on the NKBA‘s Boston Harbor Cruise. Cabinet vendors showed the designers the new textured doors and rich grays that are available cabinetry swatch showing textured veneer finishfor 2014.  Kitchen Views stays ahead of the curve by making sure new product is available to customers right away. Contractors that work with KV enjoy the fact that their customers are getting the most current products on the market.

Counters – Countertop material has changed dramatically in the marketplace. New finish processes prevent staining more than ever. The designers tested the new SileStone Suede finish by attempting to scratch and stain it.

Kitchen Views designers speak to Cosentino vendor about new line of counter top materials and quality

Each designer took a different approach to test the material to make sure customers were going to be satisfied with overall durability. Some attempted to scratch it with glass, knifes and tile. Others tried to stain it with cherries, red wine and soda. The product performed exceptionally well and KV will be displaying the new product in the Newton store next month. These types of meetings give the designers a real trial of how these products will perform in the field.

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KV Designers John Allen and Lee Turner converse with Jim and Merry from Cosentino about the quality of their new product line.

It is our duty to those we service to research various products and find those that consistently match the quality we expect to deliver to our customers.

If you would like more information on how our designers can assist you, or if you have questions on the products we carry, feel free to visit or call a Kitchen Views showroom closest to you, or visit our website at kitchenviews.com.

Brandy Souza | Kitchen Views Assistant General Manager
Kitchen Views  | 120 Welby Rd., New Bedford, MA 02745
View Brandy’s portfolio

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NKBA’s New Free Virtual Planning Tool for Kitchens & Baths

Virtual Design Tool Screenshot

You may have heard about new home design apps for the iPad and iPhone that allow you to visualize your new kitchen or bath in the early planning stages so that you can take a good plan to a designer when you’re ready. But for those who don’t have an Apple device with which to use these apps, you now have another great option: NKBA’s new free Virtual Planning Tool.

Powered by 20-20 Technologies, the same technology driving the software that our own designers use, you can start visualizing your dream kitchen, bath, or even laundry room. This tool allows you to look through potential colors, layouts, and even appliance options. This tool is an excellent way to gather ideas for your new room and have a visual guide to see what you like or don’t like so that you have a very good idea of what you’d like to include in your new space.

As said before, this tool is completely free. You can create an account to save and load your designs, but it isn’t required. Click here to download the Virtual Planning Tool from NKBA.

Jessica Williamson Wins Award in 2010 NKBA Contest!

NKBA Award Presentation for Jessica Williamson 2010-04-16

Jessica Williamson at her NKBA award presentation

Kitchen Views proudly announces that Jessica Williamson of Kitchen Views Custom in Newton, MA won 2nd place for Best Small Kitchen in the nationwide 2010 NKBA design contest, which was awarded at KBIS on April 16, 2010. She was accompanied by Manny Pina, President of National Lumber, and Brandy Souza, Assistant General Manager of Kitchen Views. Jessica is seen standing in front of a picture of her award-winning small kitchen design.

Manny Pina, Jessica Williamson, and Brandy Souza at KBIS

Manny Pina, Jessica Williamson, and Brandy Souza

Category: Small Kitchens
Name: New England Niche
Story: This comfortable kitchen greets guests and family at the forefront of a Cape Cod home. A relaxed family environment was created in fluid complement to the Atlantic Ocean, which is viewed through windows running along the back of the home. Touches of blue-green ocean in the colored glass pulls, coupled with Island Knotty Alder with Cape Cod stain, incorporates soothing accents against the whitewashed landscape of the room. Pine flooring and reclaimed beech used for the island countertop both add a warm balance to the white in a kitchen that makes the most of the home’s ocean view. The designer blended old with new, creating the relaxed vintage appeal that the clients wanted and so timelessly inherent to the region.

Designer: Jessica Williamson, AKBD, Kitchen Views Custom, Newton, MA
Photo: Judson Abts Photography

KBIS Jessica Williamson NKBA 2nd place winner - 2010-04-16

Jessica standing in front of the picture of her award-winning kitchen

HGTV Audience Choice Award Winners will be posted on or about April 23, 2010. More photos from Jessica’s portfolio will be featured on HGTV.com in the near future. Jessica’s kitchen is featured here on HGTVpro.

Jessica Williamson – 2010 NKBA Finalist

Jessica Williamson, Kitchen Views Custom

We are pleased to announce that one of our designers, Jessica Williamson of the Kitchen Views Custom showroom in Newton, has been selected as a finalist in the 2010 NKBA Kitchen Design Contest in the small kitchen category. This kitchen is featured on the cover of the Fall 2009 issue of Kitchen Views’ design magazine (PDF).

This comfortable kitchen greets guests and family at the forefront of a Cape Cod home. A relaxed family environment was created in fluid complement to the Atlantic Ocean, which is viewed through windows running along the back of the home. Touches of blue-green ocean in the colored glass pulls, coupled with Island Knotty Alder with Cape Cod stain, incorporates soothing accents against the whitewashed landscape of the room. Pine flooring and reclaimed beech used for the island countertop both add a warm balance to the white in a kitchen that makes the most of the home’s ocean view. The designer blended old with new, creating the relaxed vintage appeal that the clients wanted and so timelessly inherent to the region.

You can see all of the entries at the HGTV website. Also, you can visit the “New England Niche” kitchen on HGTV by Jessica Williamson here.


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