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Elegant kitchen photo in Boston with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, wood countertops, stainless steel appliances and brown countertops

Seaside whimsy in Centerville, MATraditional Kitchen, Boston

A special way to keep dog dishes out from underfoot. Dogbone drawers hold treats, leashes and other supplies. Pullout cabinet on left of island holds bulk dogfood.

Elegant kitchen photo in Boston with an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, wood countertops, stainless steel appliances and brown countertops —  Houzz

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gtfoxx wrote:Jan 18, 2011
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    Susan Drake
    Ariane-If you are asking about the floors in the picture-you'll need to check with the original creator- Artisan Kitchens....try clicking on the pic.
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    Oak & Broad
    White Oak is very durable and you can change stains/refinish many times. Bamboo flooring is getting lots of bad press right now due to toxic ingredients and inability to be refinished. Do your research :-) Here are some recent shots of floors we made for other Houzz users.
Jennifer Jones wrote:Mar 5, 2011
Lance Bentley wrote:Dec 20, 2011
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    Artisan Kitchens Inc.

    These are wide-plank hard pine floors, and yes, they're 8" wide.
    Unfortunately the stain color was a custom mix so I can't give you an exact name, but it was made from a composite of Minwax colors.

    Hope that's helpful to you, good luck with your project!
searchsustain wrote:Dec 21, 2011
swaldron wrote:Dec 25, 2011
vensel wrote:Jan 18, 2012
  • bigbren05
    have you tried Etsy?
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    Artisan Kitchens Inc.
    These aren't actually pulls....they're cutouts in the drawerhead itself.
    So technically you could make them any shape you want!
akoebel wrote:Jan 26, 2012
migrater wrote:Jan 26, 2012
  • migrater
    I realized it after I posted the question and I love the bowls and the bone shaped handles because I have two small yorkies what a great and wonderful idea
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    Artisan Kitchens Inc.
    Yes, two food dishes and a water bowl in the center.
krisss70 wrote:Jan 28, 2012
  • Laura Steinert
    You just need a float valve like you would use in a toilet or a pond or a fountain and then a gravity feed like the two part dog water dishes. That is where my imagination ends and the how to sanitize issue comes in. A good plumber is your best bet. Sorry, but I can't see this as a DIY project.
  • abiddle
    Google "Nelson waterers". They've used this idea for horses and cattle for many years, and recently added a dog waterer to their products. We have horses and the waterers have lasted over 10 years outdoors. The stainless steel bowls are under a lipped cover that releases easily for cleaning. I haven't seen the dog waterers in action, but we rinse the hose bowls daily - so I can say it is easy.
lengvarsky wrote:Feb 19, 2012
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    Artisan Kitchens Inc.
    This particular top has been sealed with a special sealer, so it needs to be treated somewhat carefully - no cutting on it! The sealer makes it more resistant to water, which is important because of the sink.

    You can also leave butcherblock unsealed, in which case it can be oiled with mineral oil to deepen the color and add a small amount of resistance to water and other liquids, but it will never be completely impervious to staining. Butcherblock can be sanded down to repair scratches and scars.

    Some people like the patina that comes with usage and wear. If you don't, and prefer a material that always looks pristine, this may not be the surface material for you.
Mona Fennel wrote:Mar 8, 2012
What color blue are the cabinets?

- What color blue are the cabinets?

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    The Shabby Nest
    Valspar's Mount Saint Anne is a similar color.
peggyling wrote:Apr 3, 2012
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    Artisan Kitchens Inc.
    This is a SubZero Pro 48 with glass door:
    It's a beautiful fridge!
  • Deenleny Parrish
    That fridge is my favorite part of the entire photo! Unfortunately I am in the process of restoring an 1830s log house & it wouldn't go with the décor at all. The ceiling though is a must, but in a different finish, and the dog dish unit will get worked in using reclaimed wood from our demolition. LOVE this site & just adore all the fantastic ideas I get from seeing what other people have already done! Keep up the good work.
lamccall wrote:Apr 28, 2012
What is the width of the dog bowl end unit? Thank you.

  • Laine Montgomery

    thank you so much!!

  • jporter3

    how did you treat the base so the water from the bowls would not damage the wood cabinet?

Patti wrote:May 30, 2012
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    Artisan Kitchens Inc.
    The room is about 13' wide by at least 22' long. The end where the photographer is standing (not shown) has an eating banquette and desk area, so it's a pretty big room, one long rectangle.
  • Patti
    perfect:) as it stands now the kitchen in the plans are 15 wide x 23 long of course this is always subject to change:)
nbargell wrote:Sep 21, 2012
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    Artisan Kitchens Inc.
    The words are actually engraved into the drawer fronts, then were painted a slightly darker color to highlight them.

    But you certainly can get a similar effect by just painting the words on :-)
  • kdip66
    Thanks for your help.
gregorys5 wrote:Dec 16, 2012
What is the bottom drawer for under the refrigerator?

- Under chips, bread, crackers.

  • lhahn916
    I think it is a step stool?
Sara Beth wrote:Jan 22, 2013
  • philhj
    What is the countertop "pre-sealed" with? I want a countertop of butcher block but am concerned with water damage, etc.
  • philhj
    Ok, I just saw the answer further down the list. Thanks.
loopyludo wrote:Jan 23, 2013
  • loopyludo
    Thank you very much! Silly me ... I clean forgot the tin ceiling could be white!
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    Sieg Design And Construction Associates Inc.
    I agree, the tin ceiling in white, or a matt metal would raise it rather than lower it. Otherwise just love what you did with the dog dishes and storage--the stainless makes the most sense to me--hard to tell my Westie not to spill things!!
Justin Scheve wrote:Jan 23, 2013
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    Artisan Kitchens Inc.
    In the kitchen above, the surface around the dog dishes is the same lacquer that is on the rest of the cabinetry. On a subsequent project I added a new feature - stainless steel around the bowls to protect the surface better.

    The picture below shows it in detail. This setup is actually for a dog, but don't you love how the Maine Coon cat photobombed himself in?
maybellgal wrote:Jan 24, 2013
  • mickrome
    Thank you! And adding glass door cabinets is a great idea. I was planning on replacing the wider ones with double thinner ones to give the appearance of being "taller". This will help in not having to find doors that exactly match the others.
  • pam112251
    LOVE the ceiling!
marylynnpowell wrote:Jan 25, 2013
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    Very cute!
  • kerrydoll
    Love this idea - so practical.
ashes716 wrote:Jan 26, 2013
where or how to you get one of thou.

    katwoodfin wrote:Jan 29, 2013
    Can you tell me what the butcher is sealed with. We are almost ready to move in our newly built homewanted ts

      pwarrior55 wrote:Feb 2, 2013
      pwarrior55 wrote:Feb 3, 2013
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        Artisan Kitchens Inc.
        I can't help you with technical questions regarding saving pictures to your ideabooks. That's something you'd have to ask the Houzz folks.

        And I'm sorry, but I don't understand the rest of your question either!
      • Martha Chavira
        What u can do is click on the share button then select share by email. Send yourself the link. Then in your email click on the link it will take you to the pic and then click on the pic and select save image and it should go to your camera roll. This is of course if you have an iPhone or iPad. Not sure if it will work on an android since I don't have one.
      covicash wrote:Feb 23, 2013
      • Vanetta Jones
        Great idea!
      • Erin Casey
        I actually have a third bowl for my dog- an extra one of water so he has plenty!
      thomas1640 wrote:Mar 10, 2013
      Source of schoolhouse liters

      - Make and mfg. of pendant lights ?

      Gale Moore wrote:Mar 11, 2013
        Bari ramberg wrote:Mar 17, 2013
        • hkoplitz
          This is genius and my dog's deserve this!
        • Holly Bruinette
          i love this
        catmatbatrat wrote:Apr 7, 2013
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          Artisan Kitchens Inc.

          The dog bone shapes are actually cutouts, not handles, and the labels were engraved in the drawerheads (the engraved areas were then painted a slightly darker shade of blue to highlight the letters).

          So - it was all done right in the wood itself, nothing is surface applied.
        artcarved wrote:Apr 22, 2013
        bleachermom23 wrote:May 8, 2013
        love the detail of the cabinets...Who made these cabinets?

        hsteussy wrote:Jun 9, 2013
        Where did you get the wood-topped island?

          superk400 wrote:Jul 9, 2013
          Zak Russo wrote:Aug 28, 2013
            fairhavenfarm2 wrote:Oct 18, 2013
            Brilliant use of space for dog lovers!

            - Thanks for sharing. It's so clever.

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              The organization in this kitchen is wonderful!
            • Felicia
              Indeed! Cool for dogs!
            epiphanie wrote:Dec 15, 2013
            Can you tell me how to purchase the pendant lights? Thanks!

            paul_joel wrote:Jan 20, 2014
            very beatiful desgn but i would like to ask if its made from solidwood

            - very beautiful

            • Linda Kim
              Beautiful! What dark hardwood have you found to be durable with dogs where not every scratch is visible?
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              Artisan Kitchens Inc.
              Are you asking about the cabinets, or the flooring? The flooring is pine with very dark stain and multiple coats of sealer.
            gtdahl wrote:Mar 13, 2014
            I love the butcher block center island...how do you like it? Is it ea

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              McClure Tables
              That's a great way to integrate butcher block into a kitchen! If you're looking to add this to your kitchen countertop, you'll like our selection of wood and the custom work we do! Are you looking to use a particular type of wood? Take a look at our butcher block selection on our site > http://bit.ly/1rCvWXx. Then, give Todd McClure a call at 800-565-0977. He'll be able to answer any follow-up questions you might have about the custom work.
            • liz5411
              Just like layout of equipment
            hydesert wrote:Apr 17, 2014
            Where to buy dog station island, please?

            • mdmomof3
              Know that within one year that the wood around these bowls will most likely be ruined from the enzymes in their saliva. And if there is a water bowl here, you can forget about the wainscoting as well. If you're considering this, you might want to place them in a a matching Corian slab. Make sure all joints are caulked well.

              edit:Thanks Artisan-didn't even imagine this station for a cat and thanks for following up! Not all animals slobber when they eat so it's not an issue at all with some dog breeds. My English pointer caused no issues, but a boxer or lab owner would possibly want to plan ahead.
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              Artisan Kitchens Inc.
              The cabinetry is perfectly intact after almost 4 years, but I appreciate your concern.

              In a subsequent adaptation of the same idea, we did include stainless steel around the bowls for more protection of the horizontal surface.
            glendacross wrote:Sep 8, 2014
            What is on the shelf next to the refrigerator Is it a place for toast?

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              Artisan Kitchens Inc.
              To the right of the SubZero (top to bottom) is the built-in clock, a niche for pottery, a (lit) pastry display case, another niche, and a drawer.
            glendacross wrote:Sep 20, 2014
            What is on the other drawer I see chips bread and snacks Cant see othe

              Steffany Dub wrote:Nov 12, 2014
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                Artisan Kitchens Inc.
                The dog bones are cutouts in the drawer heads, not actual hardware per se.
              • Steffany Dub
                What about all the hardware on the cabinets behind?
              mcalello wrote:Mar 26, 2016
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                Artisan Kitchens Inc.

                The ceilings were around 8' if I remember correctly. The refrigerator is 84" tall, to give you some sense of scale. Thank you for inquiring.

              Miki Teixeira wrote:Jun 7, 2018
              Where did you find the hardware

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                Artisan Kitchens Inc.

                I'm not sure if you mean the nickel hardware or the 'dog bones' but if you do mean the dog bones, those are cutouts, not hardware.
                The nickel hardware can be found on sites like Top Knobs or Atlas Homewares.

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