Kitchen Profile:   11 Banbury Road,  Hummelstown

Home Built:  1976

Remodel:  2007 added cabinets to the island.   2016 added a spice cabinet above the sink along with new countertops.

Perimeter countertop: Alaska White granite by Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz, & Tile

Island countertop: Alaska White granite by Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz, & Tile

Backsplash:  Tuscan tan 4 x 4″ tile

Cabinets:  Traditional cherry

Hardware: brushed nickel knobs

Floor: brown laminate

Lighting:   under cabinet lighting and recessed lighting

Appliances:  Frigidaire stainless steel finger proof refrigerator  and Jenn-Air stove top

Sink and faucet:  2 brushed stainless steel Kohler sinks

Do you have unique kitchen features that you love?  Our Countertops!

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My husband, Carl, built cabinetry to match our existing cherry cabinets.  The island was extended adding more cherry cabinets in 2007 and a spice cabinet was built above the sink in 2016.  The new countertops were added in 2016.

Kitchen Profile:    22 South Hoernerstown Road, Hummelstown

Home Built: 1997

Remodeled:  2017 kitchen remodeled

Perimeter Countertop:  Steel gray  granite with a honed surface and a rock pitch edge profile by Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz, & Tile

Backsplash:  Travertine (natural stone) tile backsplash installed by homeowner.

Cabinets:  Original Kraftmaid natural hickory cabinets were kept.

Floor:  Ceramic “wood plank” flooring installed by homeowner

Appliances:  New LC refrigerator

Sink and faucet:  Solera composite gray undermount sink from Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz, & Tile

Was there a cabinet maker, builder, or anyone you’d like to give credit to regarding the inspiration, design or decorating of your kitchen?  

The inspiration was the dog.  He did not like the laminate floor.   We started with the new floor and went from there!  🙂

Our remodel story:

“My husband built our home some 20 years ago so it was in need of some freshening. We did the kitchen because our dog did not like the laminate flooring that was down.  We picked out a ceramic wood plank floor which my husband installed.   Due to its look and texture, the dog is no longer afraid to walk on the floor.  The old backsplash had an apple design which I was not fond of.  We found a travertine backsplash which my husband also installed.  So we were done until I posted photos on Facebook of our new floor and new backsplash.  My old friend, Scott Spidle, who happens to work for Lesher, responded that we needed quartz countertops to finish off the project.  I was leery on spending the money but I am so glad that we did.  I absolutely love it!!!  We didn’t go with quartz but went with the steel gray granite with a honed surface and a rock pitch edge profile which really adds an extra dimension to the countertops.  We did not replace the cabinets.  They are natural hickory and still are in very good condition.  We selected an undermount Solera sink which is deep and great for washing big pots and pans.  We replaced our old refrigerator with a French door LG refrigerator in black stainless steel. The other appliances will be replaced with black stainless eventually.  We added a fresh coat of light taupe paint that also helped to give a warmer feeling to the room.  I love that, with the remodel, the kitchen now blends much better with the feel of the house.  And if we decide to change gears completely, it’s versatile enough that we could.  It brings a warm, country, woodsy look and feel to our home. We look forward to our next remodel which will include two bathrooms and we will be installing natural stone in them too.”


Kitchen Profile:  245 Long Road, Palmyra

Home Built: 1963

Remodel:  Remodel with an addition in 2012.   Removed a wall and added 1,000 square feet, expanding the kitchen and adding a whole new open room.

Perimeter countertop:  Bianco Antico granite

Island countertop:  Brown Antique leathered(textured) granite

Backsplash:  Glass and marble mosaic tile in browns and tans.  The marble in the tile matches the dinette table.

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Cabinets:  Shaker style doors, maple wood stained with puritan pine

Hardware:  Center bar pull in oil rubbed bronze

Floor:   Brazilian Macchiato Pecan engineered hardwood floor over radiant heat.

Lighting:  Designers Fountain Timberline Old bronze chandelier and pendant

Appliances:  Thermador Package includes: 48″ stove top with double oven, full size dishwasher, 70 bottle 2-zone wine fridge, and a built in French door refrigerator with bottom freezer.  Other appliances are a Fisher & Paykel drawer dishwasher, Sharp easy open microwave drawer, and a Siemens built in coffee maker.

Sink and faucet:  Franke Orca 30 3/4 single basin undermount stainless steel sink with a King waste disposal.  Elkay single handle kitchen faucet.

Do you have unique kitchen features that you love?   With just two of us living in the house, I love the smaller drawer dishwasher for every day dishes.  The full sized dish washer is great when company has been here.  My husband and many friends are in love with the Seimans built in coffee maker.  Our unique “beverage center” is a big hit at parties as well.

Was there a cabinet maker, builder or anyone you’d like to give credit regarding the inspiration, design, or decorating of your kitchen?  Designed and decorated by owners.

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We went with our over sized drawers instead of a lot of lower cabinets.  I find it is easier to locate items and easier to keep organized.  All drawers have heavy duty soft close drawer slides.  I have heavy dishes as well as pots and pans in the drawers.  Also, a nice accent feature is the led lighting under the island countertop and toe kick.


Kitchen Profile:

Remodel or new build?  Remodel with a kitchen addition

Year of above:   2005

Perimeter Countertop:  Lesher  Natural Stone, Quartz, & Tile – Golden Crystal Granite

Island Countertop:  Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz, & Tile – Golden Crystal Granite

Back Splash:  Jeffery Court –  tiles 8X8 Chapter 11 Almond Crème

Cabinets:  Woodlore Builder Studio – raised panel maple cabinets with a glaze stain

Hardware:  Top Knob German Bronze

Floor:  Cork

Lighting:  Progress Lighting, Recessed

Appliances:  LH Brubaker in Lancaster – GE double wall oven(Jt98ochcc in bisque), GE profile warming drawer(JTD915), GE profile 36” Smooth top cooktop(JP980BKBB) GE microwave(JEM31CF), GE Monogram built in refrigerator(ZIS420NR), GE profile dishwasher, black(BDW9200LBB), Dacor hood insert(IVSR2), Dacor Inline Blower(ILB10), Dacor Transition(ATD10)

Unique Kitchen Features: This kitchen has an abundance of cabinets, drawers, a cooking hearth with pull out spice drawer and features two islands.

Was there a cabinet maker, builder or anyone you’d like to give credit to regarding the inspiration, design or decorating of your kitchen?   Bobby Herr, owner of Barbara Herr Kitchens in Marietta as well as the homeowner, Sandy, did the decorating.

Bobby, please tell us about this project from a designer’s perspective:

“The goal of the project was to create a room that worked for the entire family.  Giving Sandy, an avid cook, baker and collector, an area in which to create, while giving her a chance to interact with family and friends.  After receiving the footprint of the proposed area, we generated six concept plans that Brad, Sandy and ourselves massaged to develop the final direction.  We wanted it to be  an area where multiple cooks could work, grandchildren could do their homework, a desk area for bill paying, and a seating area to watch TV and view the garden.

We placed the two islands, support columns, and cooking hearth along the axis line created by the cathedral ceiling.  The dining room pass thru and living room egress were added to extend the flow of light and function into the rest of the home.  The cooking hearth houses the spices, oils, and cookware with the main sink and refrigerator just being steps away.

The mixer is near the prep sink in order to throw a dirty spatula into the sink and relates to the location of the ovens and the lower pastry rolling area.  The cornice moldings wrap the entire area.  The best part of the kitchen was spending time with the homeowners and being able to taste anything Sandy had created.” ~ Bobby Herr, Barbara Herr Kitchens

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The original extension of our home that includes the kitchen and family room were drawn by John Schniepp of Schniepp Design and Drafting.  The  kitchen layout, colors, cabinet stain, special features, and window selection etc. were by Bobby Herr. The general contractor was Don Fure of Don Fure Construction.


Kitchen Profile:  4422 Woodcrest Drive, Elizabethtown

Home Built:   1974

Remodel: 2014

Perimeter Countertop:  Silestone Daria by Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz, & Tile

Island Countertop:  Silestone Zynite by Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz, & Tile

Backsplash:  3″ x 6″ Roca Portonovo bone subway tile offset pattern

Cabinets:  Custom crafted cabinetry by Noah F. Boyle Cabinets located near by this home.

Hardware:  Antique Silver pulls

Floor:  Congoleum cozumel sand beige

Lighting:  Craftmaid Piccolo 30″ ceiling fan with Alabaster swirl glass under cabinet lighting, can ceiling lights

Appliances:  Whirlpool stove and above stove microwave Kenmore refrigerator

Sink and faucet:  Solera SL305 sink and Kohler Forte K10433 stainless steel faucet

Do you have any kitchen features that you love?

Going from contractor grade cabinets to custom crafted cherry cabinetry crafted by Noah F. Boyle Cabinets was the best decision.   I love my pull out drawers, soft close features, tray storage above the refrigerator, lighted cabinets for display and office space.   All of that combined with my quartz quality countertops made by Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz, & Tile made my dream kitchen a reality.

Was there a cabinet maker, builder or anyone you’d like to give credit to regarding the inspiration, design or decorating of your kitchen?

After Easy Siders Home Improvement added a sun-room to my home, I was able to move my dining room table into the sun-room  giving me a larger kitchen.   Easy Siders also assisted me in my kitchen design.

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My goal was to create a warm and inviting kitchen where friends and family would gather.  I have my dream kitchen.


Kitchen Profile:

Historic “kitchen” in Hershey

Home Built:  1937

Remodel:  Completely remodeled home in 1996 and then in 2016 the kitchen was remodeled.

Perimeter Countertop:  Cambria Berwyn by Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz, & Tile

Island Countertop:  Cambria Ella by Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz, & Tile

Backsplash: Cambria Berwyn by Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz, & Tile

Cabinets:  Off white wood

Hardware:  Pewter

Floor:  Oak  wood

Lighting:  Halogen

Appliances:  Bosch dishwasher and Whirlpool refrigerator

Sink and faucet:  provided by Lesher

Do you have unique kitchen features that you love?   Yes, a large kitchen with an eating area.

Was there a cabinet maker, builder or anyone you’d like to give credit to regarding the inspiration, design or decorating of your kitchen?

We hired an architect, Carol Hickey of Kaufman Hickey Architects in Lancaster, PA and our builder was Don Beamer.

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Our kitchen was the site of the founding of the PA Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the first coalition in the USA.  Today there are 52 coalitions against Domestic Violence.  There is a commemorative painting in the kitchen.

Take a scenic drive through the countryside of Hershey, Hummelstown, Palmyra and Elizabethtown. Step inside several unique homes. Discover what others have accomplished and the resources they utilized in the unique creation of each kitchen. Meet the designers, cabinet makers, builders and other related vendors. Get to know your local countertop craftsmen at Lesher. Talk with some of the creators of these masterpiece kitchens. Tour several homes on Saturday October 7th, from 1 pm – 4 pm.


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