Ciuffo Cabinetry, the high-end custom designer and builder that has been crafting kitchens and more on Long Island for nearly a century, has been selected for the first time to take part in the prestigious Hampton Designer Showhouse.
The fourth-generation business got its start in 1907 in Deer Park, where the factory is located today. Owner Gary Ciuffo, himself, has been working for the family business since before he started high school.
“Our speciality is kitchens, in general, but the great thing about us is we can literally build anything you want to any level you want. That’s why we’re so successful, because somebody will come to us with a design—or a concept and we can design it for them—and we can execute it. We’re not limited.”
From high-end finishes—including wire brushing, cerusing, high-gloss and more—to hardware and other materials, he says, “If you have the budget to do it, we can build it.”
And Ciuffo Cabinetry does not have a set palette, he says. Any color and type of finish a client desires, they can achieve. All of the materials are imported from Italy, and the finishes are long lasting, he says. “They don’t break down.”
Three in-house designers work under Ciuffo, who is a certified kitchen designer.
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“Transitional and modern flair is definitely back in a big way,” Ciuffo says. “I saw it start over in Europe about two years ago.” He was in Milan for the international furniture show.
He attends every appliance show he possibly can, the annual national kitchen and bath show, and is always researching in magazine and catalogues the latest trends and newest decorate hardware.
Ciuffo Cabinetry has been serving Manhattan to Montauk since its inception, but in the past 10 years its business in the Hamptons has taken off.
Paramount Builders, which constructed the 2014 Hampton Designer Showhouse in Bridgehampton, asked Ciuffo Cabinetry to participate.
Ciuffo Cabinetry designed not only the entire kitchen, but also partnered on designing the lower-level rec room/bar and did all the vanities plus the master his and hers and junior master closets.
Ciuffo took the opportunity to really show off what his business can do.
“We came up with a new [cabinet] door style for this kitchen that we never used before and put on it a high-gloss finish,” he says. “We did some testing, and we created a finish that’s on a bleached quartered walnut that we felt was perfect for this kitchen, along with the shade of paint color being used on this cabinetry and complemented with polished and brushed metals.”
The gorgeous details bring it over the top, he says. “I didn’t put in a standard, nice kitchen that you can see anywhere. I put in a kitchen that shows you we could achieve any of your millwork wishes.”
For more information, visit ciuffocabinetry.com
The 2014 Hampton Designer Showhouse is located at 408 Pauls Lane, Bridgehampton. Between July 20 and September 1, it will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $35 and includes a journal. For more information, visit hamptondesignershowhouse.com.