Case Study: Rustic Kitchen in Yorktown Heights, NY

Client Profile

The clients are a family located in Yorktown Heights, NY.  They want to change the aesthetic of their kitchen to make the space feel more personal, and have decided to do a full gut renovation.

Client Goals

After our initial consultation, we were able to create a set priorities and goals with the clients.  Functionally, the primary goal was to improve the workflows in the space.  The most important part was capturing a rustic, ‘Adirondack’ feel inside their kitchen.

The Problem

The existing kitchen and other materials were all ‘builder grade’ from the 1990’s.  There was no character anywhere in the existing or adjoining spaces.

East Hill created a design concept to achieve the desired aesthetic. We changed the floor to a wide plank red oak, which allows the grain to be more pronounced and less interrupted throughout the space.

The cabinets are made from knotty alder, which is more durable than pine and has a richer coloring.  We used a grey with green undertones for the uppers so the wood would not overwhelm the space.  Granite counters with lots of movement and a warm mosaic backsplash help pull the space together.  

Last, we used a chunky black-brass hardware to complete the look.


“Renovating your kitchen can be stressful, especially when it comes to cabinets. East Hill helps you design your ideal kitchen and get beautiful, long-lasting cabinetry.”
Anthony Maucieri
Founder of East Hill

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