Traditional joinery face frame kitchens with a comfortable, functional ease. Uncommonly built by hand using the finest materials for cabinetry and furnishings that work well, look beautiful and last indefinitely.
Refined proportions and authentic craftsmanship elevate the timeless simplicity of our kitchens. Meticulously finished inside and out by a maker with over twenty five years' experience creating welcoming rooms with a layered uniqueness as individual as the people for whom they are made.
Blue Skies Handmade Kitchens fill a distinctive aesthetic niche, well suited to period homes and cottages.
A full service custom woodworking shop, we create lathe turnings, freestanding site specific furniture and period appropriate mouldings with the ability to replicate architectural elements.
BEFORE AND AFTER
After 15 years, this well loved, hardworking Blue Skies Handmade Kitchen has been completely renewed with fresh colour, added cabinetry and new hardware.
When you invest in simple, traditionally joined wood cabinets, you have a kitchen that will last indefinitely, which is not to say that it has to look the same forever. Our hand brushed finishes can be repainted, wooden worktops refinished and hardware updated to give you the look and feel of an entirely new kitchen without the environmental impact of a renovation.
Our cabinet maker Steve Culumovic was first commissioned to build a bespoke, Georgian inspired face frame kitchen in 2002. He quickly knew that this was the way he wanted to make kitchens. Already a fine furniture maker, his hand brushed finishes and traditional joinery methods translated beautifully to cupboards, pantries and tailored larders. Creating a furnished, room-like feel using time honoured techniques, our kitchens bring a quality of permanence to a home, honouring our customers' investments in their kitchens and our company's core sustainability values.
Steve's approach to cabinetmaking aligns with the philosophies of the Arts and Crafts movement in which designing and building were guarded as an undivided process, the Shakers who made necessity and usefulness a priority with beauty following, and both maintaining a strict adherence to the use of quality materials. Steve is meticulous in his workmanship and a specialist in traditional joinery methods and natural finishes.
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'Meet the Maker' March 2020
Creative work brought Steve Culumovic and Gayle Hutchings together. In 1998, Steve was hired to build a bistro area and painting storage for an art gallery in Oakville, Ontario, and there he met their framer Gayle. Steve and Gayle married six years later and have been collaborating on projects ever since.
Gayle has spent her life immersed in the visual and applied arts as a botanical artist and art framer. She advises her clients using colour theory, pleasing proportions and the best materials to achieve a timelessly appealing aesthetic in her daily work at Gayle Hutchings' Framing Studio.
Gayle renders the hand drawn plans for Blue Skies Handmade Kitchens, helps customers choose their kitchen colours and acts as a sounding board for Steve's design ideas.
We service the Greater Toronto Area and outlying towns from Elora to Carlisle to the Muskokas.
We offer a limited number of commissions annually, and welcome enquiries from individuals and designers. Get in touch with any questions you may have, or to begin working together on your handmade kitchen.