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New Englanders Favor Classic Designs

When asked for a portrait of their ‘typical client,’ New England-based designers paint a diverse picture. “Affluent professionals in higher-end neighborhoods and homes north of Boston through southern New Hampshire and Maine” are Danvers, MA-based Heartwood Kitchens’ bread and butter, according to owner and managing member Mike Serafino. 

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3 Warm, Inviting Kitchens We’d Like to Come Home To

It’s wonderful to come home to a warm and inviting kitchen. Whether you’re drawn to New England Colonial, French-inspired traditional or colorful California casual style in the kitchen, incorporating farmhouse-inspired elements will help create a comfortable atmosphere that also lends itself to a variety of home and kitchen styles.


Blank Canvas for Heartwood Kitchens

Nancy Hanson, co-owner of Heartwood Kitchens, enjoys getting to design a kitchen in a large, straightforward space. It’s a bonus if she is given free rein to configure the windows and doors. Wall space, after all, is the hard currency of kitchen design. Both of these opportunities came together in a project that involved building a new home on a tear-down’s footprint. 

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Heartwood Kitchens Room to Cook

Lisa Scarfi and Wayne Saltsman were so used to their Burlington, Massachusetts, kitchen feeling too small that they assumed their planned remodel would require extending the back of the house. The room’s main design flaw was that it had six doorways, making it useful as a hub of family life but inefficient as a place to cook. 


Clean Design

Designers Nancy Hanson and Sherry Croft turn one couple’s wish-list items into a real, functioning kitchen.

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Kitchen of the Week: Swapping Out the 1980s for the 1890s

It’s easy to see why Marylou and Bob Graham love to eat at their kitchen table. Before they hired Heartwood Kitchens to gut the room, it had a dated 1980s look that was at odds with the rest of their 1890s Dutch Colonial home. 

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8 Trends From the Most Popular New Kitchens on Houzz

End-of-island display space, large pantries and a wide variety of color and material palettes are resonating now

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8 Classic Kitchens

Heartwood Kitchens designs and sells beautiful, functional custom and semi-custom cabinetry.  Located on Boston’s north shore, the showroom serves Greater Boston, North Shore, Merrimack Valley and Cape Cod.  Winner of numerous awards including Best of Boston Home, Best of Houzz, and Best of Northshore.


Functional and Family-Friendly Kitchen

Heartwood Kitchens draws elements from homeowners’ previous house to add rich architectural details to a newer space.

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Kitchen of the Week: Traditional Room Brightens Up

New windows, a creamy palette and Oriental rugs add light and warmth to this Massachusetts kitchen

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Heartwood Kitchens … Redesigned the Heart of My Home

When I redid my kitchen in 2011, my excitement was through the roof. Truthfully, I still get giddy about my kitchen today. This is thanks in great part to Heartwood Kitchens and owner Nancy Hanson, who enlightened me to a world of possibilities.


A Melrose Colonial Kitchen Makeover

Beadboard-backed open shelves, a hearth-style stove surround, and a roomy table are highlights of this Massachusetts kitchen


Kitchen Becomes Family-Friendly

Heartwood Kitchens recreates a functional and beautiful kitchen for a busy family

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