In the kitchen, we were originally going to go with stock cabinets
and just use fillers to fit them into the awkward space. But a local appliance store referred us to great custom cabinetmakers who could make Shaker-style birch cabinetry—with undercabinet lights
— to fit our vision. (They also built our bath vanity
and two tall storage cabinets.)
For the windows, we contacted a well-known local craftsman. He made replacements for our four most damaged frames and sashes,
but refused to do any more, saying we could repair the rest. So Walt carefully replaced damaged pieces until the 160-year-old windows worked like new.