Watch a Luxury Kitchen Design Construction Process

Watch a Luxury Kitchen Design Construction Process

Going behind the scenes of a luxury kitchen design construction process is beautiful and rewarding. The team at Peter Salerno Inc. (the most award-winning custom kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century in North America) recently gave its Instagram followers a sneak peek at a stunning kitchen design that’s still a ‘work in progress’.

The first detail that jumped out at us were the gorgeous, handcrafted twin kitchen islands. Finished in a elegant blue-gray and adorned with hand-carved corner features, these islands will certainly serve as the centerpiece of the kitchen. We also get a sneak peek at the construction of a magnificent soffit above the islands (a Peter Salerno Inc. trademark), and we can’t wait to see how it turns out!

The sheer amount of windows and glass features in this kitchen design is striking; even mid-construction, the amount of natural light cascading into the space is unreal. Utilizing glass doors on the custom Maestro Rosolino cabinetry ensures that daylight will reflect throughout the space, keeping the need for daytime lighting to a minimum.

For Peter Salerno and his team, attention to detail is everything. From the extra cost to properly paper and protect the new flooring to small protective measures, every square inch of this kitchen is treated like gold during the construction process. And if you look closely, you’ll notice a personal touch – the top of each glass panel on every perimeter cabinet is hand-decorated with a carving of flowers. Each unique flower represents the birthday month of a member of the client’s household.

A unique design and construction element of this kitchen is the butler’s pantry, which isn’t ‘tucked away’ like many others. Rather, the butler’s pantry sits quaintly down a short hallway, removed from the kitchen but still within plain view of its occupants. The butler’s pantry hallway is adjacent to the range and hood, making food preparation and finishing details simple and effective.

Function is equally as important to form, and this Peter Salerno kitchen respects that fact. In addition to the abundance of cabinet fixtures, shelving space exists throughout the kitchen design (including a copious amount in the butler’s pantry). The breadth and depth of the cabinets and shelving ensure that nothing is out of reach for this kitchen’s owners.

Making a luxurious design space as functional as it is beautiful is key. It’s what makes this large kitchen seem cozy, and will allow cooks and other food preparers to easily and efficiently share their creations with family, friends and loved ones. After all, the true measure of a great kitchen is how inviting it is for its users and guests!

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Perimeter door details 👌🏻

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We can’t wait for the next kitchen design update Peter Salerno posts to Instagram, and look forward to exclusive photographs of this kitchen design in its finished form. But if you follow them like we do, you won’t have to!

For all the behind the scene photos of this luxury kitchen design construction process, visit Peter Salerno inc.’s official Instagram account.

Watch Custom Luxury Cabinets Be Made | The Creative Process on Video

Watch Custom Luxury Cabinets Be Made | The Creative Process on Video

Do you have 90 seconds? Then you have the time to watch a master craftsman and his team create luxury custom cabinetry!

In this exclusive video from Peter Salerno Inc. (the most award-winning custom kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century), you’re taken from inception to creation of world-class custom cabinetry by Peter Salerno, CMKBD. A lifelong lover of design, Peter blends old-world craftsmanship and attention to detail with modern technology, design approach and materials.

“I started in the cabinet business when I was 9 years old,” Peter states at the start of this video. While the claim seems audacious, it’s true – Peter grew up in the workshop of his father, Rosolino Salerno. Rosolino spent his career between Sicily and the United States as an expert cabinet-maker, and the love of cabinetry and design was fused to Peter’s being at an early age. To this day, Peter Salerno’s custom line of cabinetry is called Maestro Rosolino, or “Master Rosolino”, in loving tribute to his father.

“Craftsmanship is really the key,” Peter explains as you’re guided through a visual tour of his workshop in Wyckoff, New Jersey. “But you also have to make sure you have the technology. You want to make sure you have equipment that is precise.”

The delicate balance between craftsmanship and technology is on full display in this video. While 3-D modeling and modern rendering of the initial designs are carefully constructed on computers and sculpted by precision machinery, each piece of cabinetry is molded and finished by hand.

This level of personal and technological balance is necessary in today’s highly-demanding custom cabinetry market, where expectations are high for unique, artisanal work from reputable design firms. The home kitchen has become a place to showcase personalized luxury, the ability to showcase one’s personal life through the presentation of his or her kitchen design.

“These cabinets, these pieces of furniture… are now becoming art forms,” Peter continues. “And these kitchens are becoming art forms.”

We certainly hope you enjoy this short-yet-insightful look into the work space of one of North America’s premier kitchen and bath designers. What is your takeaway from this custom cabinetry design video from Peter Salerno Inc.? We’d love to hear it in the comments below!

Must-See New Kitchen Design Photos + Custom Wood Range Hood

Must-See New Kitchen Design Photos + Custom Wood Range Hood

Wood textures are back in play in kitchen design, and we’re here for all of it.

This exquisite kitchen design installation comes courtesy of Peter Salerno Inc., the most award-winning North American kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century. Headlined by a textured walnut custom range hood, this understated kitchen blends transitional design with vintage wood features to wonderful effect.

Feature wood elements in kitchen design is nothing new to Peter Salerno Inc. in 2019; the firm left us in awe earlier this year with a kitchen that showcased reclaimed exposed wooden beams from a New York City orphanage. This time, a finely honed walnut range hood is the centerpiece of a quaint, luxurious kitchen.

The kitchen design revolves around three wood tones: the light walnut of the range hood, the dark wood base of the kitchen island, and the rich golden-brown of the flooring. These natural hues provide a foundation for the rest of the kitchen design, particularly the custom Maestro Rosolino cabinetry, hand-crafted in painted white wood.

Maestro Rosolino cabinetry is utilized in several ways. The drawers and kitchen facing are solid white wood. The cabinetry itself is also painted white, with beautiful glass featurettes atop each cabinet to offer a peek inside (as well as reflection for the ambient light from the two large picture windows on each side of the range hood).

The kitchen island countertop is a lighter shade than the counter space on either side of the range, providing a balance between the light and dark shades of wood (light counter with dark wood on the island, dark counter to complement the custom walnut range hood).

As evidenced by these photos (courtesy of Peter Salerno Inc.’s official Instagram account), the installation isn’t quite complete (notice the packing boxes in the last post). We’re so excited to see what Peter Salerno and his team have in store for the finishing touches of this beautiful kitchen. What backsplash will be installed? What furniture will adorn the dining area, underneath the beautiful rectangular statement lighting fixture? And what (if any) window treatments will grace the large picture windows in this design space?

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Dark island adds a great contrast 👌🏻

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What do YOU think about this kitchen design from Peter Salerno Inc.? Are you a fan of the custom walnut range hood? Let us know in the comments section below!

Peter Salerno Inc. Cabinetry: Full FAQ on Your Journey to Award-Winning Cabinets

Peter Salerno Inc. Cabinetry: Full FAQ on Your Journey to Award-Winning Cabinets

Our parent company, Peter Salerno Inc., is the most award-winning custom kitchen and bath design company in North America since 2002. A major facet of Peter Salerno Inc.’s success is the Maestro Rosolino line of world-class custom cabinetry.

Maestro Rosolino is named for Peter Salerno’s father, Rosolino, an artisan who began his cabinetry business in Sicily. Dreaming of a life in America for his family and children, Rosolino came to the United States – where his son, Peter, continued the fine family tradition of handcrafted custom cabinetry.

Maestro Rosolino cabinets: a hallmark of Peter Salerno Inc. custom kitchen design.
Maestro Rosolino cabinets: a hallmark of Peter Salerno Inc. custom kitchen design. (Courtesy Peter Salerno, Peter Rymwid)

From the Peter Salerno Inc. website:

Peter Salerno Inc. strives to design the perfect kitchen, bathroom, wine cellar, library, and any other space for our clients. We do this by not only looking at it from an aesthetic perspective, but also from a functional perspective. Our approach is the same as a bespoke tailor; instead of designing and crafting together a suit or dress we are tailoring your home to your lifestyle. Much like a tailor with different grades of fabric, we too carry an array of options varying in quality and features to help fit your budget.

Here’s more information regarding Peter Salerno Inc. custom cabinetry, the Maestro Rosolino line, price points and craftsmanship information:

FAQ and Price Points: Peter Salerno Inc. Custom Cabinetry​

I Furniture Grade

This is our highest quality cabinet. These cabinets are entirely custom and are made to last a lifetime. They feature standard black walnut drawers, extra thick doors, extra coats of finish, exotic and reclaimed woods, and the sturdiest construction available. Every aspect of this level is customizable. All of these cabinets are made in the USA.

II Transition Grade

One step down from our Furniture Grade, Transition is a custom line offering high-quality construction without the extra bulk of our furniture grade. Available with either maple or walnut drawers and extra thick or standard doors, this cabinet can be as dressed up or down as you’d like while offering you complete design freedom. All these cabinets are made in the USA.

Peter Salerno's 2013 award nominated kitchen from an alternate angle.
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III Cabinet Grade

Cabinet Grade is great for tight budgets where the need for a lot of fine-detail work and custom sizing is not necessary. We base our design around semi-custom cabinet parameters to help keep your budget in check. All of these cabinets are made in the USA

IV Builder Grade

A builder’s budget is usually tight, but a great kitchen and bath design will help sell a house. Because of this we offer a quality stock cabinet while still offering our award winning design service. It’s the difference between just hanging boxes on a wall and installing a kitchen.

Design Only:

Under some circumstances we do offer a design-only service. We will take measurements (if local), or design based on architectural plans. We will provide (1) floorplan and (1) set of elevations based on our design specifications. Pricing varies depending on the scope of the project.

For more information regarding Peter Salerno Inc. and custom cabinetry, please visit the official website or contact (201) 251-6608. NOTE: Peter Salerno Inc. will consider international projects!

Design NJ Magazine Heats Up With Summer 2016 Design Trends

Follow Design NJ Magazine For Hottest Design Trends

For over 3 years, our blog has been raving about Design New Jersey Magazine (and their social media outlet, Design NJ) as a “must read” source of hot design trend information, exclusive interviews, and expert coverage of the design industry.

During the summer 2016 season, Design New Jersey is at it again, giving us some of the hottest looks, designs, trends and color/accessory statements available. The great thing about following Design New Jersey (especially on Facebook) is having a constant source of fresh, unique design trends and topics at your fingertips.

Pick up the latest August/September 2016 issue of Design NJ Magazine. (Cover photo: Peter Rymwid)
Pick up the latest August/September 2016 issue of Design NJ Magazine. (Cover photo: Peter Rymwid)

Ren Miller, Editor-in-Chief of Design NJ, has his finger on the pulse of design that is both timeless and contemporary, ensuring that your style and design needs are met – whether your tastes are classic or contemporary, traditional or transitional. When the “Design Your Lifestyle” team needs an extra source of outside design inspiration, we know we can always count on Ren and his staff!

Here are some great recent items from Design New Jersey online (both their website and social media) that you need to check out during the design season of Summer 2016!

Summer 2016 Design Tips & Trends from Design NJ Magazine

A Return to Historic Homes

“In our disposable age when the “new” is almost always considered good and many historic houses have been lost to the wrecking ball, antiques can play an ever more important role in our homes,” Design NJ writer Robin Amster explains in the latest issue of Design New Jersey.

Robin’s point is astute and hits on a touch point for Summer 2016 style and design – sometimes, a return to historic home design is the best option. We know – the old cliche goes, “Nothing gold can stay”. But if you own something gold, why not hold it that way for as long as possible?

Don’t be afraid to keep your historic or classic home (or rooms within your home) as they are if you love them. There are always design options to modernize the space without innately changing what it is, through accessories, color scheme, etc.

Clean White Kitchen Design with Wood Accents

Design New Jersey Magazine features the very best in award-winning kitchen, bath and whole home design from just about everywhere – but primarily from in and around the New Jersey area. As such, it’s pretty common to see award-winning designers like Peter Salerno Inc. pop up in their pages and on their social media.

Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design 2016, as featured by Design NJ. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design 2016, as featured by Design NJ. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

The latest Peter Salerno Inc. design featured by Design New Jersey is a gorgeous clean white kitchen with rich wood accents, achieved through their proprietary custom Maestro Rosolino cabinetry line.

The kitchen design also features a custom range hood designed by Peter Salerno Inc. and created by Rangecraft, as well as bold statement lighting above the expansive kitchen island area.

Be sure to pick up the August/September 2016 issue of Design New Jersey Magazine, “A Sense of Place”, available now!

Visit Peter Salerno Inc.’s New Second Showroom in Mendham, NJ!

Visit Peter Salerno Inc.’s New Second Showroom in Mendham, NJ!

Peter Salerno Inc. Opens New Design Showroom in Mendham, NJ

For years, clients have come to expect world-class design and service at Peter Salerno Inc.’s award-winning flagship showroom in Wyckoff, New Jersey. Winner of the Most Innovative Showroom Award at the prestigious KBIS 2015 conference, Peter Salerno’s main showroom is a mecca of forward-thinking, gorgeous kitchen and bath design with a focus on individual client needs and luxurious design solutions.

The La Cornue kitchen in Peter Salerno Inc.'s NJ showroom. (Photo: {Peter Rymwid)
Already seen Peter Salerno Inc.’s La Cornue showroom kitchen in Wyckoff? Visit their new showroom in Mendham, NJ! (Photo: {Peter Rymwid)

Now, Peter Salerno and his team proudly invite you to their second showroom, a beautiful satellite storefront in the heart of scenic Mendham, New Jersey. Located just off the historic Patriot’s Path (a Revolutionary War landmark), the second Peter Salerno Inc. showroom is a smaller slice of heaven, but just as enjoyable (and pleasing to the eye) to visit!

The new Peter Salerno Inc. showroom (located at 5 West Main Street, Mendham, NJ) features multiple custom kitchen design solutions focusing on a blend of classic and contemporary transitional kitchen design. A rustic awning and opulent, original stained glass adorn the front window and invite you inside.

Once inside the Mendham showroom, Peter Salerno dazzles you with fresh white walls and tile resting atop custom kitchen cabinetry. This showcases the perfect blend of “new school” transitional kitchen design and “old world” custom Maestro Rosolino cabinetry that is the hallmark of Peter Salerno Inc. custom kitchen design. Clients can also procure exclusive, unique pieces from the brand new EDGES custom cutlery collection.

Peter Salerno Inc.'s new, refurbished logo - updated with classic style.
Peter Salerno Inc.’s new satellite showroom is at 5 West Main Street, Mendham, New Jersey.

Winners of 34 national design awards since 2002 (the most of any North American custom kitchen and bath design firm), Peter Salerno Inc. is excited to expand into the heart of historic Morris County, New Jersey. The storefront sits on West Main Street, a thoroughfare of Mendham, and the surrounding businesses and wonderful shops evoke memories of walking through the heart of town on a bustling “Main Street” full of local shops and artisans.

The heart of Mendham was the perfect place for Peter Salerno Inc.’s satellite showroom, which balances a charming blend of high-end, world-class kitchen design with the charm of one of the most historic suburbs in New Jersey.

Peter Salerno and the entire Peter Salerno Inc. family invite you to visit our new showroom location – 5 West Main Street, Mendham, New Jersey. We hope you love it, and we promise – like everything Peter Salerno does – “it’s all about the extraordinary”.

Flashback: Peter Salerno Inc. “The Art of Cabinetry”, Design NJ Article

Flashback: Peter Salerno Inc. “The Art of Cabinetry”, Design NJ Article

Read Exclusive Design New Jersey Article and More!

Followers of the official Peter Salerno Inc. blog are familiar with the company’s outstanding relationship with Design New Jersey magazine. Peter Salerno and his team have long viewed Design New Jersey as one of the pre-eminent design magazines not just in New Jersey, but in the United States.

A Peter Salerno Inc. custom kitchen design, with French inspirations.(Credit Peter Rymwid)
A Peter Salerno Inc. custom kitchen design, with French inspirations.(Credit Peter Rymwid)

It’s always an honor for Peter Salerno and his team to look back on the times Peter Salerno Inc. has been featured in Design New Jersey magazine. One of these articles was in the December/January 2013 issue of Design NJ, when writer Meg Fox outlined Peter Salerno Inc.

In her article “The Art of Cabinetry”, Meg Fox interviewed Peter Salerno exclusively for Design New Jersey magazine, discussing both Peter’s gorgeous Wyckoff showroom and his family tradition of fine cabinetry and design.

The 2012 NKBA Kitchen of the Year, featured in Peter Salerno's online design portfolio.
The 2012 NKBA Kitchen of the Year, featured in Peter Salerno’s online design portfolio.

An excerpt from Ms. Fox’s 2013 Design New Jersey article:

When Peter Salerno, a certified master kitchen and bathroom designer, decided to update his Wyckoff showroom, the word “update” took on a whole new meaning, he says. Triple the size of the old one and with more than double the office space, the new Peter Salerno Inc. showroom in Wyckoff is a complete design center that showcases the most advanced technology and innovative design features.

“As a child, my dream was to be an artist,” Salerno says. After being in the kitchen and bath industry for over 30 years, he feels he has fulfilled that dream by creating what he calls an “art gallery through cabinetry.” Furniture-quality cabinets are custom made, and the vignettes showcase an assortment of styles and cutting-edge designs that demonstrate the industry’s latest trends. All components—from heating to music and lighting—are controlled from a main panel, iPhone or iPad.

It’s a perfect time to look back on this article, as we’ve spent the latter half of this month discussing Peter Salerno and his award-winning Maestro Rosolino cabinetry line. Take a moment and read the full article, as well as view exclusive Peter Salerno Inc. showroom and design photos!