Project Description

Project Overview

Once upon a time, this home was a church!

Even though the property had been through a number of renovations over the years, the current owners decided the kitchen needed a boost.

Smithouse proposed a more contemporary look to lighten up the kitchen. We removed heavy, dark ceiling beams and added new windows to increase the light.

Once a Church

Interesting design nuances to this kitchen included a sliding, tiled backsplash we created to hide small electric appliances they used on a regular basis. We also introduced floating shelves on the sink wall providing an “airy” storage solution that synched with our goals of lightening up the overall space.

Our clients were excited to continue making memories in their newly renovated home. The family created a time capsule (whose contents we were not privy to) and had us bury it in a wall!

This was definitely a first for us!

“We could not have been more pleased by our experience with Smithouse. The attention to detail, creativity, and craftsmanship were beyond what we could have hoped for. They stand by their work. The few small things that arose after the project ended were addressed quickly and competently. It was also a ton of fun to work with them on a project that meant so much to us.”


  • Renovated and relocated kitchen and butler’s pantry
  • Cabinetry design and installation
  • Appliance installation
  • Lighting upgrades
  • Flooring
  • Painting of renovated spaces
  • Designed, fabricated and installed a custom metal hood
  • Windows and doors in the kitchen repurposed for new space
  • Outdoor patio stairs replaced with IPE wood


  • Andy McGrath
  • Mark Passerelli


  • Smithouse



  • Virtuance