Traditional Kitchen Cabinets


  • KITCHEN CABINETS: Modiani Handcrafted Kitchen Line
  • CABINET FINISH: Brown cherry wood kitchen finish with gray tones and a dark glaze
  • KITCHEN DESIGNERS:Kobi Aharon, Bernard Kim

This Park Ridge, NJ home was built in the late 19th century and the homeowners have done a great deal of restoration work to maintain and feature the original craftsmanship in the details of the home. In taking on a high-end kitchen redesign, it was important to the homeowners that the kitchen is modern and functional but that it still felt cohesive with the rest of the home. This is why we decided to use our own Modiani Handcrafted kitchen line, which is locally produced in the USA and offers plenty of customization options as well as handcrafted design elements.

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This traditional kitchen project was a collaboration between our Modiani kitchen designers Kobi Aharon and Bernard Kim, the latter being our expert for American made traditional kitchen design. It was a pleasure for our kitchen design team to work with the client on this kitchen project in Park Ridge, New Jersey. To accomplish all of our clients’ wishes, our Modiani kitchen designers used a cherry wood custom cabinetry throughout the space, creating a warm feel that is consistent with the rest of the home while still adding a great deal of storage and functionality to the interiors.

The dual windows on one wall made configuring this traditional kitchen somewhat of a challenge, particularly because given the kitchen’s square footage, adding larger more modern kitchen appliances proved difficult. One creative solution that our Modiani kitchen designers came to for this problem was to use wall space in the adjoining room to create more depth for the refrigerator and steam oven near the entrance of the room. The molding in this well designed kitchen space is three-piece and goes all around the room. The kitchen material and design chosen works really well with the much lighter in color kitchen flooring, and a similar finish for the kitchen’s walls.

To create another third contrast as well as an industrial style look, it was decided to leave the stainless steel kitchen appliances fully exposed. Especially the huge refrigerator and freezer hence become a focal point and an important part of the interiors. This effect is underlined through the indirect under-cabinet and direct top ceiling lighting, which also highlights the kitchen backsplash made of differently colored mosaic stones nicely.

Photographer © Wing Wong, Memories TTL


“We just completed our kitchen renovation and
the outcome is absolutely stunning!”

Dmitri B. - August 2019