Wes­ley Ellen De­sign & Millwork

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Time­less, tra­di­tional cab­i­netry never goes out of style, es­pe­cially white kitchens. At least that’s what Wes­ley Ellen De­sign & Millwork has found to be true.

De­sign­ers and cab­i­net­mak­ers, part­ners and hus­band and wife, Ron­ald Wes­ley and Mar­i­lyn Ellen Isaak have been serv­ing clients in Alberta and Bri­tish Columbia for over ten years, spe­cial­iz­ing in flush in­set, face-frame cab­i­netry.

“Typ­i­cally, we work di­rectly with home­own­ers right from the de­sign stage,” says Mar­i­lyn. “We never know where the next call will come from. Most of the time peo­ple find our web­site and af­ter go­ing through our gal­leries they re­al­ize that what we of­fer is ex­actly what they’ve been look­ing for.”

A wood­worker since his youth, Ron ad­mits, “Our clients are very clear on the look and qual­ity they are af­ter. They want cab­i­nets and built- ins that look more like fur­ni­ture than cab­i­nets; they want dove­tailed drawer boxes with full ex­ten­sion, and soft clos­ing con­cealed slides. Ul­ti­mately, they want to feel con­fi­dent they are work­ing with some­one with ex­pe­ri­ence they can trust. And they def­i­nitely don’t want par­ti­cle board; they want ply­wood in­te­ri­ors.”

Not sur­pris­ingly, all of this comes stan­dard with Wes­ley Ellen cab­i­nets. This level of crafts­man­ship is shown here, a cus­tom home built by a Lethbridge builder Cal De Jager of Touch­stone Homes.

The main and but­ler’s kitchen and the old English-style li­brary all fea­ture Wes­ley Ellen’s cus­tom beaded, in­set cab­i­nets. The clients chose ex­posed bar­rel hinges and wrought iron cup pulls and knobs. A large, apron front sink af­fords coun­try charm and is right at home in this fam­ily-friendly, tra­di­tional kitchen. The spa­cious, two-story cus­tom li­brary, fea­tur­ing five win­dow seats and a vaulted ceil­ing, is built in stained white oak.

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