BEFORE & AFTER: Kitchen and Living Room Re-Design Photos

BEFORE & AFTER: Kitchen and Living Room Re-Design Photos

Sometimes, a decent living space can become an outstanding one. It just takes a great custom home design team and a smart re-design concept.

Today, we’re taking a look back at a simple-yet-stunning kitchen and living room re-design effort from Peter Salerno Inc. – the most award-winning North American custom kitchen and bath design firm of the last 15 years.

The home in question had a ton of potential – it simply needed a better floor plan.

With an expert eye and a focus on an open floor plan, better use of ambient light and brighter color scheme – all while maintaining function and ample storage space – Peter Salerno Inc. set to work.

The resulting kitchen design and living room layout prove that strategy and planning matter every bit as much as other steps in your design process.

Let’s take a look at a pair of “before and after” living room and kitchen design photos and see how Peter Salerno Inc. took a good living space and made it a great one!

BEFORE: An awkward recessed “office space” in the living room…

BEFORE: This awkward recessed living space...
BEFORE: This awkward recessed living space…

AFTER: A beautiful wine bar and credenza opens up the floor plan.

AFTER: ...becomes an outstanding storage space, wine bar and credenza.
AFTER: …becomes an outstanding storage space, wine bar and credenza. (Credit: Peter Rymwid)

BEFORE: A spacious but clunky kitchen island and bulky cabinetry…

BEFORE: A diagonally-oriented kitchen island...
BEFORE: A diagonally-oriented kitchen island…

AFTER: A more streamlined cabinet design, custom range hood & intelligent kitchen island opens up the kitchen design.

AFTER: ...is replaced by a smarter island, beautiful range and custom hood. (Credit Peter Rymwid)
AFTER: …is replaced by a smarter island, beautiful range and custom hood. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

A Closer Look at Our Featured 2017 Summer Kitchen Design

A Closer Look at Our Featured 2017 Summer Kitchen Design

At Design Your Lifestyle, we’re proud to feature an outstanding kitchen or bath design for each season. Our Summer 2017 featured design (in the header of our page) is a gorgeous transitional kitchen design by Peter Salerno Inc. – the most award-winning North American custom kitchen and bath design of the 21st century.

Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

“Farm Meets City Sleek” is a lustrous transitional kitchen that manages to combine rustic charm with uptown chic. One’s first glance at this transitional kitchen design is bathed in white and ambient light, a nod to the recent kitchen design trend where whites and neutrals are used as the primary focus of the overall color design scheme. From the custom Maestro Rosolino cabinetry (a trademark of Peter Salerno Inc. design) to the kitchen island base, this kitchen is adorned with white.

Notes of gray and neutral complement the design, through the custom range hood and counter to the island countertop and wood flooring. One of our favorite aspects of this kitchen design is the the 2×8 mixed metal and glass mosaic backsplash over the range, created by the team at Stratta, the Tile Boutique.

Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

Here are some specific details about this gorgeous transitional kitchen design.

Cabinetry: Maple wood painted Tennis White

Perimeter Countertop: Caesar Stone Piatra Grey #5003 1 1/4″ by Stone Surfaces in East Rutherford, NJ

Island Countertop: 1 1/2″ Stainless Steel by EMI Industries in Boonton, NJ

Flooring: Original hardwood flooring from home, no information was given by homeowner

Backsplash over range: 2×8 mixed metal & glass mosaic by Stratta Tile Boutique in Wyckoff, NJ

Sink: Franke MHX710-30 30x21x9

Island Light Fixtures: Exter 16-Jar Pendant by Potterybarn

Appliance Information:
Refrigerator/ Freezer: 48″ Sub-Zero 648 Prog
Gas Range: Wolf #GR606F
Steam Oven: Wolf #CSO24
Wall Oven: Wolf #SO30PE/S/PH
Hood: 60″ Stainless Steel
Dishwasher: Miele Futura Dimensions #G5675SCVI
Microwave: GE #PEM31SFSS with Trim Kit #JX827SFSS
Warming Drawer: 30″ Wolf WWD30
Ice Maker: Sub-Zero UC-15IP

Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

NOTE: All photography featured in this article is courtesy of Peter Rymwid, on behalf of the team at Peter Salerno Inc.

World Class Kitchen Design Displays On Sale – April 2017

World Class Kitchen Design Displays On Sale – April 2017

This is no April Fool’s joke! As of April 1, 2017, YOU have the ability to own a world-class kitchen design display from the award-winning Peter Salerno Inc. showroom in Wyckoff, New Jersey. Winner of the 2015 KBIS Innovative Showroom Award, the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom has been called “a wonderland under one roof” by (201) Magazine.

This Spring, Peter Salerno Inc. is re-designing one of its showroom display vignettes. This is exciting for two reasons:

  1. There will soon be a new custom kitchen design display in Peter Salerno’s showroom; and
  2. You have the chance to own features of the gorgeous Habersham kitchen design directly from the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom floor!

The Habersham kitchen design vignette is a custom kitchen that balances old-world features with sleek modern technological advancements. The perimeter cabinetry, the Habersham island, plus the side minimalist display and drop-dead gorgeous wine rack are all available for purchase.

Below, take a look at the photo gallery of all the pieces for sale from the award-winning Peter Salerno Inc. custom kitchen design, “Habersham”.

For information on the purchase of any or all of the design pieces featured in this article, please contact the Peter Salerno Inc. offices at (201) 251-6608. The offices are open Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm, and Saturdays from 10 am – 4 pm. You can also contact Peter Salerno Inc. at info@petersalernoinc.com or in the contact form at the bottom of this article.

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HABERSHAM PERIMETER CABINETRY
$15,000 – Countertop Included
Base Cabinets – 65” W – Both Sides of Range
Outer Base Cabinets – 22” W x 23” D
Inner Base Cabinets – 36” W x 25” D
Space for Range: 27” D (Fit at 43” Range)
Color: Sandemar
Countertop: Noche Limestone
LA CORNUE IS NOT INCLUDED


Picture 2:

HABERSHAM PERIMETER CABINETRY
$15,000 Countertop Included
China Cabinets: 28 ½” W x 13” D x 61” H
Hearth Bottom Section / Spice Rack: 23” W
Hearth Mantel Piece: 30” W
Hearth Height: 70” H
Color: Sandemar
Countertop: Noche Limestone
LA CORNUE IS NOT INCLUDED
 
Picture 3:
HABERSHAM ISLAND
$7,000 – Countertop Included
Base Cabinet: 90” W x 30” D
Countertop: 92”W x 50” D
Cabinetry Color: Winter Skies (Distressed Blue)
Countertop: Concrete
 
Picture 4:
HABERSHAM ISLAND
$7,000 – Countertop Included
Base Cabinet: 90” W x 30” D
Countertop: 92”W x 50” D
Cabinetry Color: Winter Skies (Distressed Blue)
Countertop: Concrete
 
 
Picture 5:
WINE RACK
$6,000 – Countertop Included
Overall length: 78 ¾” W
Overall Height: 61” H
Upper Cabinetry Depth: 13” D
Base Cabinetry Depth: 24” D
Base Cabinetry: 23 ½” W
Opening for Wine Fridge: 24”
Cabinetry: African Mahogany with Satin Finish
Countertop: Petro Cardoz Limestone
WINE FRIDGE IS NOT INCLUDED
 
 
Picture 6:
MINIMALIST DISPLAY
$2,000 – Base Cabinetry Only
$4,400 – Base Cabinetry with Countertop & Cooktop 
$2,000 – Reclaimed Tin Hood 
 
Picture 7:
MINIMALIST DISPLAY – CABINETRY ONLY
$2,000 – Base Cabinetry Only
$4,400 – Base Cabinetry with Countertop & Cooktop 
Base Cabinet: 72” W x 24” D
Cabinetry: Espresso Stained Walnut, Shaker Style Doors
Countertop: Zirconium Quartz by Stilestone
Cooktop: 30” Miele Electric Cooktop
 
Picture 8:
MINIMALIST DISPLAY – HOOD ONLY
$2,000 – Reclaimed Tin Hood 
Hood: 41″ H x 53″ W x 23″ D
Reclaimed Tin Hood from Chicago Church with Rail Road Tacks and Stainless Steel 

Peter Salerno Inc. Design Featured on Bergen Magazine Fall 2016 Cover

Peter Salerno Inc.’s Kitchen Design Lands Prestigious Cover

Utilizing gorgeous transitional kitchen design and Fall 2016’s Pantone color palette, Peter Salerno Inc. recently created another stunning kitchen. Now, that kitchen design is featured on the cover (and in a beautiful article) of the Fall 2016 edition of Bergen Magazine.

The Ramsey, New Jersey kitchen was designed by Peter Salerno Inc., along with interior designer Debbie Crispano at Interior Distinction in Ridgewood, NJ. Pairing transitional kitchen design elegance with personalized luxury, the result is a breathtaking kitchen that will be both stylish AND functional for years to come.

Bergen Magazine Fall 2016 edition, featuring Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen design photos.
Bergen Magazine Fall 2016 edition, featuring Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen design photos.

Mirroring the Fall 2016 Pantone color palette and the latest in transitional kitchen design trends, Peter Salerno and Debbie Crispano centered their design around blues, grays, and earth tones. (These colors reflect Pantone’s Fall 2016 selections like Airy Blue, Riverside, and Sharkskin.)

The Bergen Magazine article, penned by Nicole Lupo, is a masterful walk-through of the transitional kitchen from start to finish. The centerpiece of the kitchen design (and therefore the article) is the “denim” blue-gray kitchen island, adorned with a Danby Marble countertop and modern seating that evokes upscale restaurant bar-and-counter seating.

Bergen Magazine Fall 2016 edition, featuring Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen design photos.
Bergen Magazine Fall 2016 edition, featuring Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen design photos.

The walls are painted with Sherwin-Williams Notable Blue, quite the appropriate name for a shade of blue that so perfectly walks the line between statement and neutral. Reminiscent of the Airy Blue hue that dominates Fall 2016 design trends, the walls are the perfect compliment to much of the decor – from seating to valances to pottery.

The custom cabinetry from Peter Salerno Inc. is a neutral white to match the Danby Marble island countertop and shelving. The range sits in front of a neutral-yet-appealing backsplash and topped with shelving that casts the silhouette of a grand piano – a Peter Salerno Inc. trademark design.

Bergen Magazine Fall 2016 edition, featuring Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen design photos.
Bergen Magazine Fall 2016 edition, featuring Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen design photos.

Matching form with function, the flooring is a porcelain wood tile. Coupling the gorgeous aesthetic of dark, weathered wood with the durability of porcelain tile ensures that the floor will look great AND hold strong. It’s the perfect way to get that transitional kitchen flooring “feel” while making sure it can withstand the toll of kids, guests and the family dog.

Credit goes to Debbie Crispano of Interior Distinction (Ridgewood, NJ) and the kitchen owners for selecting the chairs, window treatments and light fixtures. The bold statement lighting was an inspired choice  to add a bit of flair to the cleanliness of the transitional kitchen design.

Bergen Magazine Fall 2016 edition, featuring Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen design photos.
Bergen Magazine Fall 2016 edition, featuring Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen design photos.

A final touch of ingenuity is the smoked mirror features on the refrigerator panels. The mirror panels make the open floor plan of this kitchen feel even bigger, while the smokiness of the glass eliminates glare from the ambient light of the windows. The smoked mirrors also pair exceptionally well with the gray and blue-gray elements of the transitional design.

For more on this world-class custom transitional kitchen design from Peter Salerno Inc., pick up the Fall 2016 edition of Bergen Magazine! If the magazine is unavailable in your area, please contact Peter Salerno Inc. directly by calling (201) 251-6608 or filling out the contact form below.

 

Peter Salerno Inc. New Florida Transitional Kitchen Design [PHOTOS]

Peter Salerno Inc. New Florida Transitional Kitchen Design [PHOTOS]

Check Out Exclusive Photos from Peter Salerno’s Latest Kitchen Design

Check out the latest exclusive photos from Peter Salerno Inc.’s recent transitional kitchen design project for our fantastic clients in Jupiter, Florida!

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Every facet of Peter Salerno’s award-winning kitchen design expertise is on display. From a gorgeous set of twin kitchen islands to Maestro Rosolino custom cabinetry adorning the walls, the signature “Peter Salerno Transitions” style is on display.

Want a Peter Salerno Inc. Transitions kitchen of your own? Call today: (201) 251-6608!

A stunning custom range hood is centered on the far wall, designed by Peter Salerno and crafted masterfully by the artisans at Rangecraft. Custom reclaimed tin panels adorn the refrigerator (a signature Peter Salerno feature), and a beautiful silver recessed ceiling crowns the dual island.

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The new transitional kitchen also features state-of-the-art Miele appliances, custom backsplash, and subtle recessed lighting in a square pattern bordering the recessed ceiling feature.

Enjoy these exclusive photos, taken by the Peter Salerno Inc. team immediately after installation of this gorgeous transitional kitchen design! Leave a comment and tell us what you think!

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Contact Peter Salerno Inc.’s offices for more information on this and other award-winning kitchen and bath design projects!

Peter Salerno Inc. Presents New Miele Transitional Kitchen Display [PHOTOS]

Peter Salerno Inc. Presents New Miele Transitional Kitchen Display [PHOTOS]

Exclusive Debut Photos of New Miele Showroom Vignette

The new Peter Salerno Inc. showroom vignette. Pictured: Peter Salerno, Bob Fava, Paul McCormack and Dan Gallagher.
The new Peter Salerno Inc. showroom vignette. Pictured: Peter Salerno, Bob Fava, Paul McCormack and Dan Gallagher.

On Wednesday, November 4, 2015, Peter Salerno Inc. proudly held a debut celebration for its new transitional kitchen showroom display at its gorgeous Wyckoff, NJ showroom. The event was attended by a “who’s who” of the kitchen design, appliance and custom design world.

The new transitional kitchen vignette is not only a showcase of Peter Salerno Inc.’s award-winning transitional kitchen design efforts, but of the new, state-of-the-art Miele kitchen appliance line. It is with great pride and excitement that Peter Salerno Inc. and Miele USA share exclusive design photos and information with you!

Peter Salerno Inc. and Miele Transitional Kitchen Design

Peter Salerno (center) and Miele USA representatives admiring the custom kitchen island.
Peter Salerno (center) and Miele USA representatives admiring the custom kitchen island.

The Island

The centerpiece of the new transitional kitchen display is a stunning kitchen island, topped with a beautiful counter designed by Galaxy Glass. The thick glass slab is embedded with stainless steel mesh for a gorgeous, clean transitional design feel, and allows the user to opt between a soft white light or color wheel display option.

The kitchen island affords comfortable seating for three on one side and is adorned by statement globe lighting which hangs from the recessed ceiling. The recessed ceiling itself is a beautiful 9-panel design painstakingly decorated with silver leaf, and features seamless custom edge moulding.

The base of the island is an ivory white custom piece by Peter Salerno Inc., featuring the astounding Knock2Open Miele Dishwasher. Simply knock, and the dishwasher automatically opens for you – no fussy latches or slamming doors! The base also includes custom cabinetry work from Peter Salerno Inc.’s Maestro Rosolino line.

The Flooring

The flooring is a beautiful, durable faux-wood concrete which was voted on by you, the readers of Peter Salerno Inc.’s official blog. Wonderful job!

The Backsplash

The backsplash, provided by the world-class artists at Stratta, the Tile Boutique, was also voted on by readers of this blog. A seamless design that appears to be one solid pre-fab piece, it is actually comprised of over 250 meticulously set tiles.

The Salerno family celebrates the new transitional kitchen showroom vignette.
The Salerno family celebrates the new transitional kitchen showroom vignette.

The Feature Wall

In front of the backsplash, 4 glass shelves are mounted in front of LED lighting, which presents the illusion of pure white light streaming from within the shelves. A bold stainless steel range hood design was custom-designed by Peter Salerno Inc. and crafted especially for this transitional kitchen display by the artisans at Rangecraft.

The custom ivory white Maestro Rosolino cabinetry features over a dozen drawers. 6 drawers are push-to-open (to complement the Knock2Open Miele Dishwasher), with 2 more “hidden drawers” which border the Miele range in the form of moulding columns.

The Miele 48″ range and cooktop itself is a wonder of modern technology. It features a conventional range, warming drawer and storage unit, as well as a 6-burner cooktop. The range features a wireless roast probe which communicates directly with the oven. For example, if you want to cook a tenderloin to an internal temperature of 135 degrees Fahrenheit, simply turn on the oven and set the roast probe to 135. When the internal temperature of the tenderloin reaches the desired temperature, the oven will automatically shut off and alert the user that the roast is ready!

From bread to roasts, sear to bake, the Miele oven features hundreds of customizable settings to suit the needs of every chef, from amateur to professional. The 48″ Miele range also features a built-in speed oven which eliminates the need for a microwave.

The feature wall also includes a new Miele coffee maker that must be experienced to be believed! Below the coffee maker is a combination steam oven which allows user to stack cooking programs and save cooking recipes beforehand, where the user can seamlessly go in and out of cooking and steam functions or even use those functions in conjunction with each other. The combination steam oven also allows user to control the percentage of steam from 0-100% which is unique to Miele.

Each of the Miele appliances showcased in this transitional kitchen design vignette is constructed with the same look and feel- from the construction and materials to the display and functionality. Every detail is methodically crafted to provide a seamless user experience.

Visit the Peter Salerno Inc. Showroom!

We invite you to come see this stunning transitional kitchen design display for yourself at the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom, located at 511 Goffle Road, Wyckoff, New Jersey. Thank you to Miele USA for its unwavering support and partnership, and Andrew Bisdale Photography for the exclusive photography!

Check Out Design New Jersey’s New Peter Salerno Inc. Article!

Check Out Design New Jersey’s New Peter Salerno Inc. Article!

Peter Salerno Inc. NJ Design Featured in Magazine

A new article in the latest issue of Design New Jersey Magazine features a gorgeous re-design of a Peter Salerno Inc. custom kitchen design in Saddle River, New Jersey.

The article, titled “All About Scale”, chronicles Peter Salerno’s assignment to re-design a New Jersey kitchen he had installed 16 years ago. The task was an interesting challenge, as Peter had the opportunity to update one of his own custom kitchen designs from earlier in his career.

Peter Salerno Inc.'s new 2015 feature in Design New Jersey magazine. (Credits: Design NJ, Mary Vinnedge, Peter Rymwid)
Peter Salerno Inc.’s new 2015 feature in Design New Jersey magazine. (Credits: Design NJ, Mary Vinnedge, Peter Rymwid)

One of the challenges presented in the re-design was a request for more usable space. As the piece notes, “The new kitchen has 8- and 9-foot islands topped with 2-inch thick white Danby marble.” The homeowner, who valued more island space for the kitchen in the new design, was highly pleased with the design update offered by Peter and his team.

A highlight of the new kitchen design is the stunning statement lighting above the dual islands, which captures the eye immediately upon entry. The fixture is accented further by the gorgeous unadorned white which covers much of the kitchen design, as well as the coffered ceiling above it. A gorgeous twin stove and range are topped by an appealing, massive range hood. Ample cabinet space is found everywhere one looks in the re-designed kitchen.

The finishing touch of this open plan, fresh kitchen design is the large outside window, which casts copious amounts of light throughout the room, giving it a peaceful glow and a scenic view from over the counter and sink.

The article (written by Mary Vinnedge with photos by Peter Rymwid) appears in the latest issue of Design New Jersey magazine, the pre-eminent interior design magazine for homeowners and designers in and around the New Jersey area. The issue is available for purchase now.