Watch This Beacon, NY Kitchen Go From Drab to Fab…

  |  April 23, 2019

Be forewarned: This kitchen transformation in Beacon, NY – courtesy Jon Beer Contracting – might make you turn a scrutinizing eye toward your own kitchen.

A picture paints a thousand words, so it might come as no surprise that the owners of this Beacon, NY kitchen found Jon Beer Contracting on Instagram, a platform that, according to Beer, provides him with about 70% of his current business.

When they approached Beer about about a renovation, the home’s owners had some unusual requests. “[The owners] loved the original Kohler farmhouse sink,” said Beer, “and desperately wanted to reuse it.” This provided a particular challenge for Jon Beer and his Newburgh-based business.

Sink or Swim

Removing the 200-pound sink was no easy job, Beer said, and one that required carefully demolishing the existing tile counters. “Once we were ready to go, it took two of us and a series of sawhorses, braces, and supports to lift the entire sink over the butcher block counters and drop it into place.”

Nods to Original Details

And, that wasn’t the only challenge with this renovation. The clients were also partial to the original c.1960s cabinetry, so Beer and his crew set about the painstaking task of replicating and installing those cabinets flanking either side of their new range. “To finish off the row of upper cabinets,” Beer explained, “we built an open cabinet that was curved to match the cabinets near the sink.”

Bringing Down the Walls

“One of the largest initial changes was removing the wall dividing the kitchen and dining room,” Beer continued. “The doorway was 30 inches before, and we opened the wall to over a 13-foot long span. We also replaced a lot of wall and ceiling drywall that was heavily-textured.”

Expertise in the Details

Maple butcher-block counters finished with modern matte Rubio MonoCoat offer ample prep room. “Above the range,” Beer said, “we built custom floating shelves from solid maple and installed a contemporary stainless steel range hood. ”

Beer doesn’t shy away from outsourcing local specialist to provide the kind of details that turn a kitchen from good to great. Steve Mastrantuono of Custom Tile Works installed the backsplash tile, while Eddy Rembrandt of Rembrandt Painting provided the contemporary, mellow color palette.

Happily Ever After

These days, the owners, who asked to remain anonymous, are loving their new kitchen. “We were excited to work with Jon because of his attention to detail. He brought a level of refinement to the project that is hard to find these days.” While this kitchen remodel might provide near-insurmountable difficulties for most of us, for Beer, it’s just another day at the office. “Every job deserves the same hard work and care,” he explained, “no matter the size or complexity.”

Jon Beer Contracting specializes in kitchen, bath, and general remodeling; finish carpentry work like molding, millwork, wainscoting, doors, and windows; bookshelves, banquettes, window seating, and other custom cabinetry; and restoration and repair of historic woodwork, porches, and windows.

For more information on how Jon Beer can help you level up your kitchen, visit, email, or call 518-588-9035. Follow Jon Beer Contracting on Instagram @jonbeercontracting

About Jon Beer Contracting

Jon Beer moved to the Hudson Valley from New York in 2013 to pursue a life as an artist and took on the challenge of restoring two Victorian mansions. After successfully completing two 7,000 sq foot historic renovations and setting up a rental business he decided to pursue construction full time.

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