Zobel and Co. Kitchens
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Off-the-grid Adirondack Rustic kitchen

Imagine having your dream kitchen in an off-the-grid camp - that's what this Adirondack homeowner achieved this year. The camp was built 20 years ago with affordable cabinetry, as many original kitchens are, and after years of experience in their kitchen and raising kids the couple knew what they wanted for their dream kitchen. What they learned was that cabinets were not in the places that were easiest for them to access and weren't organized to their mode of cooking. The kitchen lacked sufficient prep surfaces and large storage space. Next to the stove was a free-standing hutch that had its access cut off by a free-standing butcher block island that didn’t provide much counter space.
The reconditioned gas stove wasn't moving anywhere so we worked around that. We removed the hutch and butcher block to provide continuous counter space and more cabinetry that provided a great deal of storage. We were about to pivot the refrigerators to accommodate a large pantry.
The owners wanted to maintain the rustic, farmhouse look but being a log home wood cabinets could be monotonous. We chose hand-made barn-wood cabinets from Country Roads in Holmes NY and had a custom green tint added. There’s an ever-so-slight hint of red in the cabinets that picks up the antique double-sided china cabinet the owners had. Hafele cabinet hardware allows drawers to gentle slide shut, provides easy access to items in a deep corner cabinet with pull-out shelving and bin organizers for trash and recycling. To brighten the kitchen the owners picked a white granite top with lines of green and brown.
The finishing touches that wow everyone are the railroad spike hardware and the burl-wood bar top. Spikes from an abandoned railroad were put back in service as drawer pulls and cabinet handles, giving a nod to the property’s local history. The burl-wood bar top was fashioned from an enormous burl found on the property.
Project Year: 2016
Project Cost: $50,001 - $75,000
Country: United States
Zip Code: 12847
Off-the-grid Adirondack Rustic kitchen
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This is the finished kitchen featuring Country Road (Holms NY) barnwood cabinets with Hafele interior hardware, granite counter top, gas appliances and railroad spike cabinet hardware. Arthur Zobel
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By replacing the free-standing hutch and butcher block we were able to create more cabinet space below the counter and convenient shelving and drawers on top of the counter. Arthur Zobel
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Here's a close-up view of the prep-side of the kitchen showign the variety of tones and colors the custom stained barnwood cabinets have. The wood top allows for carving and chopping while the granite top is great for pastry and paste making. The granite top brings light to this area - a bit plus for a kitchen that only has gas lights. Arthur Zobel
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Having continuous counters helps with the clean-up side of the kitchen were dishes are done as well as providing counter space along side the stove. Arthur Zobel
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Close up of the Country Roads barn wood pantry doors, custom stained and featuring railroad spike hardware. Photo by Arthur Zobel
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The light granite was a great way to brighten the room. Lines of green and brown help tie in the kitchen colors without being too busy.
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By moving the refrigerators to the left we were able to add this large barnwood wall pantry (green). The double sided china pantry was a family favorite and creates a sense of space between the kitchen and great room.
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The refrigerators were moved to the back wall and a storage area was created above the refrigerators far enough above them to allow proper air flow. The antique cabinet hides the refrigerators from view.
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Hafele interior cabinet hardware is used to with this pull-out storage cabinet that keeps oils and sauces well organized and handy.
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The varying natural tones of the barn wood cabinetry that are highlighted by the custom green color add to the rustic and woodsy feel to this kitchen. Railroad spike hardware gives a nod to the local history of an abandoned railroad. The granite counter top brings a brightness to the room without being garish. The reconditioned gas commercial stove is a hallmark of this kitch...More
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Deep corner cabinets are great for storing pots and pans but often very difficult to work with because you have to dig to find things. These Hafele swing out shelves are awesome and bring hard to reach items right out into reach.
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This off-the grid Adriondack camp is a fabulous log cabin serviced with propane for lights, stove and refrigerator and woodstove for heat. Arthur Zobel
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The "before" view - the original kitchen. Arthur Zobel
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