Josh Simmons, Designer, Kitchen Views, East Hartford, CT

Josh Simmons

With over 15 years experience in the overall construction and kitchen industry, Josh has worked with general contractors and all of their sub-contractors to make the kitchen design and installation flawless.

During that time he has installed hardwood floors, installed finished staircases, remodeled basements, built finished cabinetry, and designed kitchens.

Josh joined our Kitchen Views design team in May 2019.

Some of Josh's Favorite Things

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Having a nice dinner with my wife at J. Gilbert's in Glastonbury

HOBBY: Fishing with my 12-year-old son

SHOWROOM: East Hartford, CT
POSITION: Designer

PHONE: 860.698.3160

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Glastonbury Home Renovation

White cabinetry is a New England favorite, and the raised panel maple cabinetry is a timeless style. An abundance of storage cabinetry and drawers provide a place for everything, helping to keep the counters uncluttered. Varied upper cabinet heights and a set of glass paneled doors add interest.

The range hood is treated with a dark two-tone glaze to make it a focal point. Decorative items on the display shelf get noticed.

The wall ovens are strategically placed with countertop area next to them for setting down hot items. Hot pads (not shown) are recommended to protect your countertops.

The same dark glaze was used for the entertainment beverage center cabinetry in the adjoining room. Also tying the spaces together are the dark countertops and decorative tile area under the range hood, which is the same tile used for the backsplash of the beverage center.

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Glastonbury Home Sports Bar

A man cave isn't complete without a wet bar to serve party food and a variety of drinks. 

Flat panel Shaker maple cabinetry with a dark espresso stain is complemented with a stone countertop, black refrigerator and black sink. This thoughtfully designed bar is easy to keep clean — no fussy surfaces here. It's masculine and efficient with plenty of storage.

Vibrant red paint on the walls emphasizes the atmosphere of excitement when hosting parties to watch the big games. Black and chrome bar stools complete the setting.

Every area of a home that needs storage will benefit from well designed cabinetry solutions — from formal entertainment beverage center to man cave, Josh brings a wide range of experience to your project.

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Where to Spend the Money

Cabinetry makes a huge statement through visual appearance and solid construction. Let's face it, the kitchen is the hub of your home and the biggest investment in your home. The cabinety and countertops are an investment that should be done once, and not changed out every 5 years.

So if the budget is tight, spend the money on quality cabinets, which along with a well executed design, will stand the test of time.

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Kitchen design plans, example of custom computer rendering

Josh's Advice to Homeowners

Use an experienced designer. Placement and spatial relationships within a design are extremely important. One "small" change usually effects 5 other design elements. Also, think about your appliances at the beginning of the project. Size and types of appliances greatly impact the design and layout of a kitchen.

Being an informed consumer will make you feel more comfortable during the process, and it's the best way to save money on your project. Today there are more sources of information available online than ever before. Use the internet to your advantage by learning about different construction materials and discovering your overall personal design style. Take time to learn as much as you can. Our Getting Started section is a good place to begin, and then call for a personal appointment so we can discuss your specific needs and goals.

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