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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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!

Why the BEST Kitchen Designs Feature Custom Range Hoods

Custom Range Hoods: A Must-Have In Beautiful Kitchen Designs

If you’re re-designing your kitchen or updating your kitchen design, a custom range hood is something you must consider.

With custom kitchen design taking center stage in home design, a statement piece is vital to creating the “wow factor” that sets your kitchen apart. So why do we believe a custom range hood is THAT statement piece? Let’s look at the trends in kitchen design to find out.

You’re probably not making a massive statement in kitchen design with color. Neutral tones, whites and grays are dominating the transitional kitchen color palette. The same goes for backsplash and wall tile, which are trending heavily towards popular, neutrally-based tones of subway tile. But it’s still possible to stand out in a chic, sleek transitional kitchen without using an outlandish color scheme…

A custom RangeCraft range hood dazzles in this Moscow kitchen design by Peter Salerno Inc.
A custom RangeCraft range hood dazzles in this Moscow kitchen design by Peter Salerno Inc.

Would you just look at that stunning custom range hood? The range hood was designed by RangeCraft USA, and utilized in a transitional kitchen design by Peter Salerno Inc. (RangeCraft’s design was requested halfway around the world, by kitchen design clients in Moscow!)

Custom range hoods are often considered “too DIY” or “too opulent” to be utilized in transitional kitchen design. That’s simply not true. Master craftsmen like those at RangeCraft consistently produce beautiful, unique, to-order custom range hoods for transitional kitchens that are as sleek as they are efficient and useful. (Check out the one below!)

Custom range hoods can feature well in beautiful transitional kitchen designs, like this one from Peter Salerno Inc.
Custom range hoods can feature well in beautiful transitional kitchen designs, like this one from Peter Salerno Inc.

That’s not to say that custom range hoods in today’s best kitchen designs can’t fit into opulent, luxury traditional kitchen designs. The example below (in an award-winning Peter Salerno Inc. traditional kitchen) uses reclaimed tin to dramatic effect. After all, it takes a lot to be a focal point in a kitchen that features a hand-carved mirrored ceiling, massive twin kitchen islands, crystal chandelier and custom handcrafted “Maestro Rosolino” cabinetry. And yet, the reclaimed tin (which is duplicated on the front of the kitchen’s refrigerator) does just that.

An ornate RangeCraft reclaimed tin range hood is the centerpiece of this award-winning kitchen design.
An ornate RangeCraft reclaimed tin range hood is the centerpiece of this award-winning kitchen design.

Of course, a quality custom range hood is about function as much as form. If your range hood isn’t performing at an exceptional level, then it doesn’t matter how beautiful yours is – you risk exposure to harmful smoke and vapors. As the official RangeCraft website explains, the marriage of form and function is the trademark of the world’s best range hoods:

A top quality range hood is an essential part of a well-designed high-end kitchen because it will help to protect your cabinetry, flooring, countertops and appliances. RangeCraft Range Hoods are truly a functional work of design art. The Jewel of the Kitchen, it also removes unwanted cooking smoke and vapors quickly and quietly. (RangeCraft offers super quiet internal fans that are less noisy than a quiet refrigerator.) Many customers choose a RangeCraft Hood first and then design their cabinetry and accessories around the hood as the focal point.

The 2017 Designer ShowHouse of NJ team, in front of a gorgeous reclaimed tin custom range hood.
The 2017 Designer ShowHouse of NJ team, in front of a gorgeous reclaimed tin custom range hood.

What do you look for in a custom kitchen design? Is a custom range hood on your “wish list”? Why or why not?We’d love to hear from you with a comment or your insight – leave some feedback below and we’ll be thrilled to interact with you!

A masterfully crafted RangeCraft custom range hood, featured in Peter Salerno Inc.'s Miele showroom vignette.
A masterfully crafted RangeCraft custom range hood, featured in Peter Salerno Inc.’s Miele showroom vignette.

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)

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


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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. Client Update: Beautiful Kitchen Design Photos

Peter Salerno Inc. Client Update: Beautiful Kitchen Design Photos

See These Beautiful Kitchen Design Photos: 1 Year Later!

One year ago, Peter Salerno Inc. installed a custom kitchen in the home of the Carrolls. It was a privilege to work in their home and a pleasure to call them clients.

The work was one of Peter Salerno’s favorite kitchen design projects, and Peter had to check in a year later to see how the Carrolls made the kitchen design their very own. Even the master craftsman himself was blown away by how wonderfully his clients made use of (and maintained) their kitchen space.

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The Carrolls’ kitchen design incorporated many of Peter Salerno Inc.’s signature design elements. A custom range hood made from reclaimed metals adorns the over space. A handcrafted custom kitchen island accents the center of the design, complete with bold island accent lighting (a hot design trend executed with a classic flair). And the custom cabinetry, a cornerstone of Salerno kitchen design, looks as beautiful today as it did one year ago.

The kitchen design comes complete with a beautiful black La Cornue range, one of the finest kitchen ranges in the world today. The range is backed by a beautiful custom backsplash, and the complementary floor and wall tile add a large measure of custom class and refined charm to the kitchen space.

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Michael and Francine Carroll greatly enjoy sharing this kitchen space with their family and friends, and it is truly the heart of their home.

But words can only say so much – please take a moment to look at these beautiful kitchen design photos from inside the Carrolls’ home, and see for yourself why it is one of Peter Salerno’s favorite kitchen design projects in recent memory!

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Want a custom kitchen design quote from Peter Salerno Inc., the most award-winning North American design firm of the last 15 years? Fill out the form below or call (201) 251-6608 for information!