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Kitchens Under Construction
Did you know that a kitchen or bath remodel requires every type of tradesman?
And that from floor to ceiling, you need to select at least twenty-five items?
BY DIANE M. STERRETT PHOTOGRAPHY BY NAT REA
Vice President and design
consultant Ray Silva and
decorator Cheryl Sibilia in
one of Greenville Kitchens’
IF A REMODEL IS IN YOUR FUTURE, YOU
may want to consider a full-service
remodeler, like Greenville Kitchens
Customers say the best thing about
walking into their showroom is having
everything in one place for one-stop
shopping. They have it all, including the
kitchen sink, as well as custom cabinets,
countertops, tile, ﬁxtures, hardware,
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ﬂooring, backsplashes, paint and wallpaper samples, even lighting.
In a two-part process, their dynamic
duo of Vice President and design consultant Ray Silva and decorator Cheryl
Sibilia can do as much or as little as you
want from initial design to ﬁnishing
touches. “I do the design and make
everything ﬁt, and Cheryl makes it all
look good,” explains Silva.
You often hear of tales of living in
endless construction zones. Greenville’s
approach is to order everything before
they start, so there are no holdups. And,
they guarantee their work as long as you
live in the house. ■
Greenville Kitchens and Baths, 41 Cedar
Swamp Rd., Smithﬁeld, 231-1230,
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COURTESY OF GREENVILLE KITCHENS
5 Design Ideas
from Ray Silva
Cabinetry Choose a style that
matches your home’s architecture.
For example, if you have a 200-year-old
farmhouse, consider a distressed finish
and perhaps a mantel hood with large
Countertops Granite is still the
number one choice due to durability. Today it’s more affordable with
a huge selection and it’s virtually indestructible. And, the darker the stone the
less porous it is, so the less it will stain.
Just seal it a few times a year.
Appliances Gas ranges in larger
sizes (thirty-six-inch to forty-eightinch) are more popular now. So are
built-in refrigerators that are countertop
depth and don’t protrude into traffic
areas. Panelized dishwashers that look
like cabinetry and blend in to their surroundings have a lot of design appeal.
The hot items: microwave/convection
Where experts go for their kitchens.
Another satisfied customer.
Flooring Hardwood is still the
number one choice for its beauty
and warmth. Ceramic comes in second,
but it’s hard to stand on for a long time.
Laminates are still very popular and
have come a long way in terms of style
and colors. Some even look like stone!
Plumbing Farmer’s sinks are
popular, even in contemporary
situations, for their size and ease of use.
These days they’re made in all kinds of
material, even bamboo. The new touch
faucets are gaining a lot of attention
for ease of use and wow factor. In addition, pot fillers over the stove are being
requested more often.
No one knows her way around a kitchen better than Susan DeAngelus
Valles, owner of Twin Oaks Restaurant in Cranston, Rhode Island. When
she built her new home in Scituate, RI, she wanted a kitchen designer
who would understand her tastes, and a company that provides
experience, exceptional service, and quality products.
Special offer at: greenvillekitchens-bath.com
401 - 231 - 1230
41 Cedar Swamp Rd
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