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Our Channel Stock Face Frames Featured in Trend Watch Magazine!

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Fred Puksta designed our patented Channel Stock Face Frames, shown here as a display for the Architectural Digest Home Design Show.


We are pleased to announce that the 2015 Special Edition Trend Watch Magazine has featured our patented Channel Stock Face Frames!  Front and center in the article is Crown Point Product Designer, Fred Puksta.  “If you want something to look different, you have to do something different,” Fred says of the innovation that brings customization to another level.

The full issue may be found online, with the feature beginning on page 60!

Reclaimed Barn Beams Become Handsome Island Legs

Thursday, September 4th, 2014


This charming Crown Point kitchen is just one room resulting from over 5 years of careful renovations to an old farmhouse in Southern New Hampshire.  It was very important to the homeowners that they take their time with the renovation, preserving as much of the history of the old home as possible.  We worked directly with the homeowner to realize this dream, providing custom inset painted cabinetry, and incorporating reclaimed wood from a barn on the property for the island legs.


“When we realized that the island design would need support posts for the counter overhang,” the homeowner said,  “we thought it would look nice to use some of the old beams from the carriage barn that was attached to the kitchen.” They brought their idea to their Crown Point designer, Peter Ippedico, and they worked together to make it happen.  The beams were brought into the Crown Point cabinet shop where they were stained to match the other exposed beams in the space.

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“It’s a nice mix of old and new,” said the homeowner. “I like to call the style ‘snappy rustic.'” The island legs are perfectly at home in their new setting as the legs for the family’s kitchen island.  They are a special touch in a room where the family spends a lot of time.

Want to see more photos of this farmhouse style kitchen?  Visit our Gallery, album 104!

Prairie Style Crown Point Kitchen on the Cover of Trend Watch Magazine!

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
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Crown Point is proud to have a kitchen on the cover of Trend Watch Magazine 2014!

Mountain  View Publishing‘s annual Trend Watch issue features the latest in new construction and remodeling trends in the NH and VT areas. This year, we are honored to have made the cover!  The featured kitchen, as pictured above, is from our Prairie line, with details reminiscent of the works of Frank Lloyd Wright.


This beautiful custom mudroom is featured in Trend Watch as part of a whole-house project by Crown Point Cabinetry.

In this special issue, you’ll also find an additional whole-house Crown Point project being featured!  This vacation home (mudroom pictured above) hosts several families at a time in a beautiful setting alongside a lake in NH.  The article begins on page 48.

The issue is jam packed with inspiration and beautiful projects, and a full digital issue is available for free online!


We are also excited to note that another Craftsman style kitchen is currently featured in Arts & Crafts Homes Magazine’s Spring 2014 Issue! With cabinetry from our Arts & Crafts Designer Series, this custom kitchen is perfectly at home in an Adirondack style vacation home.  You can read the article online here.

Thanks for checking in, and as always, we’d love to hear from you in the comments below!


Crown Point Hosts Free Kitchen Design Webinar on March 20th!

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014


*Update 3/21/14:  The recorded version of this webinar is now available! (You will have to enter your email address and fill out a short registration form.) Enjoy!

Crown Point has partnered with Old House Online to offer a series of two free webinars discussing kitchen design basics!  Join us  Thursday, March 20th at 8:00 pm for the first installment titled “Deconstructing Cabinet Decisions.”

Hosted by Crown Point Sales Manager/Designer Mark Wirta, the webinar will help you discover your own personal style, and guide you in choosing kitchen design details to complement your home.

Mark will present on these topics for about 40 minutes with slides and photos to illustrate his comments.  The webinar will conclude with a twenty minute question and answer period.  


The second webinar in the kitchen design basics two-part series will take place in September.  We’ll keep you posted!

Make a Statement with a Custom Range Hood!

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Beautifully detailed custom range hood with corbels and pull-out spice storage on either side. Click the image for more photos (gallery #100.)

One of the most dramatic ways to make a statement in your kitchen is to include a custom designed range hood.  Whether you adorn it with beautiful corbels and turned spindles and storage options or other embellishments, or keep it simple and classic, you will create a wonderful focal point for the room.  Let’s take a look at a range (no pun intended!) of styles, colors and customization.

The photo above features a large custom range hood handcrafted from Maple, finished in Soft White Classic Paint.  The picture of symmetry, this piece features detailed corbels, panels to match the door style, and a pair of pull-out spice storage components .


Incredibly detailed custom range hood with Neoclassical design elements. Click the image for more photos of this custom kitchen (Gallery #54.)

This Neoclassical style range hood is not only finished in a different color, but it’s installed higher than the rest of the cabinetry for a stronger visual impact.  Custom crown moulding, turned spindles and an arched front further enhance the beauty of this piece.


The gorgeous character of Sapele is showcased in this custom range hood. Click the image for more photos of this custom kitchen (gallery #82.)

This range hood is classic, with simple clean lines, allowing the beautiful grain and character of the Sapele to be the star of the show.


Color and character abound in an artist’s kitchen with a custom range hood that showcases her work. Click the image for more photos of this custom kitchen (gallery #55.)

Crafted with a flat facade, this range hood was designed to accommodate the homeowner’s artwork.  Functional and beautiful, it’s a wonderful complement to the rest of the space which is rich with color and character.


A freestanding frameless hood is complemented by custom panels encasing the duct work. Click the image for more photos of this custom kitchen (gallery #94.)

If your heart is set on a stainless hood, and feel a custom wood range hood would be mutually exclusive, consider the solution shown above!  The stainless range hood is complemented by the enclosure overhead, which encases the duct work, resulting in a harmonious and fitting combination.

For even more examples of custom range hoods, check out our new Range Hoods page on the Crown Point website!

Crown Point’s Mark Wirta Receives NH Home Design Award for Kitchen Design

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Crown Point Designer Mark Wirta poses with NH Home Magazine’s Editor, Andi Axman, after receiving the award for Kitchen Design.

NH Home Magazine held its first Annual NH Home Design Awards on Monday night, honoring top design professionals from across the state. Designers in eight categories were recognized with honorable mentions and with first place awards.  Our own Mark Wirta was recognized in the category of Kitchen Design, for a recent installation with Pitch Black painted custom Crown Point cabinetry.


The award winning custom kitchen designed by Mark Wirta features custom cabinetry finished in Pitch Black Milk Paint over Cherry stain.

“I’m honored to be recognized by the NH Home Design Awards,” said Wirta.  “It wouldn’t have been possible without our fantastic crew of cabinetmakers-they make us look good!”

We’d like to say congratulations to the winners and honorable mentions in all eight categories. Well done!

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Compliments to the Cabinetmaker: Elegant Log Home in Ontario, Canada

Friday, September 6th, 2013


Here at Crown Point, we love to receive photos of finished projects.  We know that once the homeowner has added their personal touches, that’s when a space comes alive!

We recently received some client shots of a Crown Point kitchen in an elegant log home in Ontario, Canada.  The project came together beautifully, and we’re excited to share it with you!

In their own words:

“Our Crown Point kitchen is our dream kitchen.  We wanted a kitchen that would compliment our log home and our personalities.  We received exactly what we wanted and more!”


“Our kitchen has been transformed into a beautiful living space where people are naturally drawn to.  The craftsmanship, quality and service exceeded our expectations.  The attention to detail is obvious and the custom features make our kitchen truly unique.”


“Working with Tamara Raymond was a pleasure.  She is expert in her field and was able  to troubleshoot all of our concerns with the logs and design without so much as even stepping foot into the space.  We did major, complicated changes and she had no trouble designing a feature wall that ‘wows’ everyone.  Tamara was always available to discuss our plans and assist with the many changes with ease and patience during the entire process. From the first drawing to the  installation of the final piece of crown moulding.

Thank you again. It was wonderful working with everyone and I would highly recommend Crown Point without reservation.”

Homeowners-Ontario, Canada

Waterfront Dreaming

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013


Before we officially say goodbye to the splashy, carefree days of summer, (we’re sad about it, too) we wanted to share a round up of our favorite Crown Point Cabinetry shots featuring water views.

The shot above was part of a whole-house project we recently photographed on the Cape.  This was an incredibly inviting sitting area/office retreat in a lofted second floor.  What a view!  More photos here, gallery 95.


This Reclaimed Heart Pine pass through cabinet separated a quaint cottage style kitchen from an open sitting area that overlooked a sparkling lake.  The pass through cabinet accomplishes two things; easy beverage and meal service, and a nice view of the water from the kitchen!  More shots here, gallery 53.


The open floor plan of this fantastic contemporary oceanfront home offers wonderful views from almost every room. But, the best view in the house was arguably from the kitchen sink!   More shots here, gallery 88.


This serene masterbath overlooks a New Hampshire lake.  Just Beautiful!  More shots here, gallery 97.

For even more spaces inspired by the coast, check out our Pinterest board!

Our Own Brian Stowell, on the Radio!

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Earlier this summer, we exhibited at the Sunbelt Builders Show in San Antonio, Texas.  While there, our company president, Brian Stowell, sat down for an interview with Shannon Register, Broker/Owner of Register Real Estate Advisors and Host of “Houston Real Estate Radio.”  This segment aired on “Houston Real Estate Radio” on KPRC AM950 on Sunday July 14, 2013.

Take a look at the video of the segment as Brian talks about our custom cabinetry and what sets us apart from the rest!

“In The Media” Round Up: Crown Point in Print and Online this Spring/Summer!

Friday, June 14th, 2013

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This Spring/Early Summer season, we have been very fortunate to have a number of our projects showcased in print and on the web!  Today, we’re sharing a round up of our most recent features.

The above Crown Point kitchen was featured as part of a piece on a rural Virginia plantation in the June 2013 issue of Architectural Digest.  Read the full article here!


(Photo courtesy of Yankee Barn Homes)

The current issue of Kitchen & Bath Design News features a project we completed in collaboration with Yankee Barn Homes.  The contemporary barn style home features Crown Point Cabinetry in the kitchen (shown above) and several baths.  Read the full article here.


 You may recognize this sunshine-filled kitchen from a recent blog post, but it can now be found kicking off a “Spirited Country Kitchens” slideshow on


This Crown Point kitchen with a waterfront view has also graced our blog in the past, and can now be found in the pages of the Early Summer issue of  Cape Cod Home Magazine.


And last, but not least, cabinetry from our Prairie line is being featured in the July 2013 issue of Old House Journal.  As part of the monthly feature “Period Products,” our Prairie hutch showcases such details as our patented Squared Channel face frames, our Highland Park door with wispy maple glass, the Linea backsplash system and a pair of custom Prairie style brackets.
Do you have a favorite? We’d love to know!