2014 Wood Diamond Award
Main Category: Kitchen
Sub Category: Design
Dollar Amount: Over $25,000
Briefly describe your business and the type of products manufactured.
Symphony Kitchens Inc. manufactures a wide variety of products. Our main business is custom exclusive creative kitchens. Since we work with local home-builders, we also manufacture custom vanities, wall units, mud rooms, wine rooms, bars and millwork. Our goal is to make each project exclusive and satisfy our customers with the service beyond their expectations.
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
We used 3/4″ MDF for painted doors and drawers Also used 3/4″ Maple Solid Wood for Stained part of the kitchen Solid maple for moldings and baseboards 3/4″ Particleboard for the interior of the cabinets.
Describe, in detail, the project/item’s construction.
Frame-less cabinet construction made out of 3/4 Melamine. All cabinets where cut with Thermwood CNC Machine. We also used Fraval Smart Edgebander Custom Hood parts where cut and assembled by hand
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
The beautiful element of this kitchen is a massive window that brightens the area and makes the kitchen light and welcoming. This is a new construction and this window was placed very close to the corner and designed so big that it would not fit another cabinet at the very end and the whole kitchen cabinets and window looked unfinished not having end piece. Customer went to few places and they where suggested to leave the window separate and put casing as the rest of the house, they did not like that idea and kept looking. We understood that customers want to have a window valance and we decided to design the window and make it look like its part of the cabinetry stained same color. After the kitchen was done nobody noticed that this window looked as it was meant to be this way. The kitchen was made out of Maple select wood and stained in light cherry orange color with black glaze that gave it more texture and flow. Since there were not too many decorative details we picked Manhattan raised panel door that made the kitchen look busier and more ornamental. Decorative posts where placed on the main focal points; fridge and pantry, sink, stove and on each side of the island. Island was very narrow because they like a lot of space and the option of having two cooks later on in the future. Island could also function as a second prep area; it has enough space for preparation as well as a small sink.
List any items that were outsourced (not produced by you or your shop).
Granite Dovetail Drawers Fridge Kitchen Aid 42” Electrolux Single Wall Oven 30” Electrolux Built-In Microwave Bosh induction Cook top Bosh Ventilation Blanco under mount Handcrafted Sink.
Please offer a brief explanation of how being a member of the CMA has benefited you and/or your business.
Being a member of CMA give us an opportunity to learn more about our industry and where it’s going. CMA always has great networking organization that connects people on their great events where we all exchange information on business processes, challenges and solutions. By reading forums and all the great information people are sharing it helps to get a better understanding of production and pricing. With design competition it give a chance to show our clients our work and become more recognizable in our industry.