A Dream Come True

French Country Kitchen Makeover

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Photos by Bob Weidner, Designed by June & John Schnaitman and Installed by Chris Schnaitman of the Complete Kitchen & Bath Design Center at Schnaitman’s Flooring America.

Before and After Kitchen makeover

For as long as she could recall, Dorothy Vaccaro dreamed of cooking in a sunny yellow and cobalt French provincial-style kitchen. It was sheer happenstance that made her dream possible.
 
“I had been in and out of several kitchen centers only to walk out discouraged by remarks that the warm yellow cabinets I wanted so badly were unavailable to me,” said Vaccaro stirring a fragrant and hearty beef soup. “I was told yellow cabinets would be very, very expensive.”
 
Months earlier, while her husband got his haircut in downtown Stroudsburg, Vaccaro wandered in to the nearby Schnaitman’s Flooring America showroom. “I was immediately amazed by the tremendous selection,” Vaccaro said. “Spectacular tile. Beautiful color and texture as far as you could see. Then, there they were. My beautiful yellow cabinets! And John and June made it happen.”

Long-time home improvement veterans and showroom owners, John and June Schnaitman managed Vaccaro’s complete kitchen remodel starting with Decora Maple cabinetry in a Beeswax color with full overlay doors.
 
Tall 36” wall cabinets with generous 13” depth accommodate larger serving plates and feature full crown molding at the ceiling. Cabinet doors enhanced with frosted reed glass in the lighted over-the-sink cabinet include Beeswax interiors, beautifully showcasing collected serving pieces. Warm metal hardware adds casual elegance. Low voltage, under-cabinet lighting on a dimmer provide a soft glow and well-lighted work space.
 
Since no room decorated in the French Country style would be complete without an armoire to store pots and pans, linens, or tableware, installer Chris Schnaitman crafted a new butler’s pantry. Finished in the Beeswax color and accented with reed glass doors, the butler pantry includes a matching countertop and lighted interior creating a real stunning gathering and serving space.
 
The rustic floor and backsplash is imported Italian porcelain tile in a soft shade of blue. The hand-painted mural over the sink is bordered by a darker porcelain blue frame molding. Hand-painted decos over the range are bordered by blue rope molding and additional decos are installed at random throughout the space.
 
The warm tile floor was installed with Ditra electric radiant heat by Schluter. It operates on a 7-day programmable thermostat for maximum convenience and energy efficiency.
 
“It was a sheer delight working with June and John,” stated Vaccaro. “Our complete kitchen remodel started on June 30th and by mid-August, my dream had come to life. Where others said no, the Schnaitmans made our entire experience pleasant and very rewarding. We could not be happier.”

Schnaitman’s Flooring America is presently celebrating the grand opening of its Complete Kitchen & Bath Design Center offering Pocono-area homeowners and businesses over 20,000 fashion-forward products including hardwood, tile, carpet, area rugs, cabinets, countertops, vanities, shower doors, custom window coverings and more. Complete remodeling services include professional Kitchen & Bath design, demolition, construction, electrical, plumbing, installation and painting.

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