The Kitchen Strand

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Florida Design's Kitchen & Bath Design, Volume 1 (2007)

The Kitchen Strand, Inc., a unique and unexpected delight nestled in the quaint town of Hobe Sound, Florida, designs and installs exquisite, upscale residential kitchens, baths, custom cabinetry and specialty rooms. Upon entering the boutique- style showroom, you immediately feel as if you are in the kitchen of a friend. Welcomed with the friendliness and warmth of Proprietors Fred and Jean Bowen-Smith, you are invited to browse at your leisure or sit down at the kitchen table to enjoy a delicious freshly brewed latte.

The showroom features installed collections of the elegant traditional and transitional cabinetry of Wm Ohs and their latest addition, the Hampton's Beach style cabinetry made by Plain & Fancy.

Committed to providing exquisite cabinetry and unparalleled service, this premiere South Florida kitchen and bath design firm values their clients and believes that integrity and an extraordinary staff of talented professionals are key to their success. Fred, with over 20 years experience in the industry, and his wife, Jean, opened the doors of The Kitchen Strand over six years ago. "Designs & Ergonomic Philosophies for Better Living," is reflected in every project by integrating ergonomically correct specifications with visually aesthetic and soothing designs; resulting in spaces that are both fabulous and functional.

Discriminating homeowners, builders, developers, architects and interior designers appreciate The Kitchen Strand's unique, creative abilities and careful attention to detail that produce the creation of their visions.

Their manufacturers are leaders in the cabinetry industry (Wm Ohs, Cuisines Laurier, Habersham Designs, Superior Wood Products, Plain & Fancy and more!). The Wm Ohs line is known as quite simply the most elegant traditional cabinetry and furniture made in America and is following suite with popular transitional collections. Distinctive finishes and fine craftsmanship, together with accessories from from LaCornue, Franke, Miele & Sub-Zero, embrace modern technology cabinetry systems and produce exclusive culinary environments that cater to every client's needs. Their goal is to build strong, lasting relationships, one family at a time.

Visit their showrooms:
8914 SE Bridge Road, Hobe Sound, FL
895 E Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, FL

ABOVE: This Wm Ohs Transitional kitchen with Spanish influence, crafted in Alder with a unique "Chinois" finish is complimented by the large detailed island and seating area with furniture leg details.

BELOW: Contemporary and clean with traditional accents, this dramatic kitchen features Dornbracht faucets integrated with Wm Ohs cabinetry in Quartersawn White Oak with White Carrara marble countertops artfully juxtaposed with an 8-foot-long customer stainless steel hood.

RIGHT: Old-world-style wine bar of Knotty Alder, hand-selected wood, a Wm Ohs specialty, provides a unique and special finish with large commercial-style holding bins, a working area and refrigerator make this room a specialist haven.

RIGHT: Unique master bathroom with French influence featuring furniture-style cabinets for the lady of the house with radius cabinets, multiple heights and a wealth of details creating a spectacular space.