KB Classical Moulding Featured in 3,000 Square Foot New City, NY Project

Ellen Hilburg - 443 South Mountain Road, New City NY 10956 Caitlin Burck jumped at the chance to work on a 3,000 square foot, new construction home with 13 rooms. A project designer with a psychology major and a background in design, Burck spearheads many projects in New York City, as well as Rockland, Westchester, Bergen and Orange Counties.

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Kuiken Brothers Classical and Full Line Moulding Profiles were used to transform this home in New City, NY. Profiles included crown, casing and base from the KB Classical Moulding Collection

“I’m usually one of the first people involved in a project and the last one out because I do everything from space planning and interior architecture, to decorating.” She does full-scale project design for new construction and major reconstruction. She works intimately with all of the associated trades.

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KB116 Door Casing and KB361 Crown Moulding. Profiles were selected from the Greek Revival Collection of the Classical Moulding Collection

This particular project was in New City, New York, which is a moderately affluent suburb of New York City. Historically, the neighborhood was inhabited by artists and cultured eccentrics. The homes were simple and unpretentious, although there were a lot of additions on old farm houses, circa 1800-1900. There were a number of mid-century single level houses and some contemporary homes, with rustic features.

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A combination of Kuiken Brothers Moulding profiles were used in this room, including 1×6 and KB198 backband for the circle window, KB116 Greek Revival casing for the Andersen Window sliding door, and KB352 7-1/2″ crown moulding.

This particular craftsman-inspired prairie style home originally melded into the understated landscape of its immediate neighborhood. Now an eyesore, the 1,100 square foot dwelling had a cedar shake roof and was falling down. Burck wanted to retain parts of its original charm. “Knowing that it would be listed as new construction, my objective was to make the space as appealing to as many people as possible. I tried to be neutral in my selection of tile, cabinetry and paint colors. I really wanted the space to feel open, clean and airy.”

Ellen Hilburg - 443 South Mountain Road, New City NY 10956

Door Casing – KB116/ Crown Moulding – KB361/ KB227 Base Moulding

Burck is a huge fan of moulding and millwork. “As a designer, I like to pick an element and then added trim and moulding. Spontaneously, I create really beautiful groupings. There is a big difference between a room with moulding and a room without. Just by adding crown moulding, you can make a space feel 100% different. It is rich and decadent. It truly is transformative.”

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Circle window surrounded custom fabricated from 1×6 and KB198 backband moulding.

“I had a specific idea in mind for this space, and worked closely with my Kuiken Brothers sales representative. He was instrumental in making this project successful. I met him at the Kuiken Brothers’ Fair Lawn location and together, we sorted through the mouldings. It was great to touch and feel them within the context of the application. There was a really great selection. We also used the KB Classical Moulding Catalog. Having a full-service sales rep made my job so much easier. ”

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The KB116 Greek Revival Casing (4-1/2″) features flat faces in an effort to mimic stone. This profile has become extreme popular with interior designers looking to achieve a more modern look with a classical flare.

“The catalog is segmented into architectural styles (Early American, Georgian, Federal, Greek Revival, Colonial Revival, and Traditional Revival). I didn’t have to do much research or worry about the continuity of the elements. I also appreciated that all of the materials are in stock. Ease-of-access was critical to my project.”

Ellen Hilburg - 443 South Mountain Road, New City NY 10956

Easily transition from base moulding to stair base moulding by using profiles from the KB Classical Moulding Collection. The KB224 (1-7/16″ base cap) is an exact replica of the KB227 (7-1/2″ base). No need to rip and waste material to continue the look while transitioning between floors.

Kuiken Brothers’ KB Classical Moulding Collection includes sixty-six, in-stock, historically-inspired moulding profiles, and represents classic American moulding profiles designed nearly 200 years ago. The collection includes a range of crown, casing, base, chair-rail and panel mouldings. Burke’s final selection included moulding profiles from the Greek Revival and Colonial Revival collections for all 13 rooms (KB361 Crown, KB116 Casing and KB227 Base). A neutral paint color made the base mouldings, door and window casings, and cove/crown mouldings “pop.”

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At a full 1-1/2″ thick, the KB116 Greek Revival casing really jumps off the wall, giving the windows extra depth and richness. The full profile is milled from one flat stock of poplar, so while it looks like a multi-profile built-up application, it installs as quickly as any single profile.

“Interior designers need elements that are interesting and readily available. Kuiken Brothers delivers that and more. It delivers quality materials and excellent customer service. I have since used their moulding for several new projects, including a 1909 firehouse that needed to be as historically accurate as possible. Kuiken Brothers’ moulding and millwork pay tribute to history. And that’s important to my clients and to me.”

Kuiken Brothers offers free moulding samples so potential buyers can match them to existing mouldings or see how they will actually look before installation. CAD files are offered on-line for architects and designers to incorporate detail to their blueprints. To request a free Classical Moulding Idea catalog, visit www.kuikenbrothers.com/classical or call (201) 796-2082.

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