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Monday, June 11

kitchen #4: before and after

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Day 4: I've seen my fair share of Kitchen Renovations & I LOVE KITCHEN REMODELS. I am sharing a few of my favorite before and after photos (8 kitchens in all) with ideas on how to bring life back into an outdated kitchen. 
I hope you enjoy!

Before
As is typical of turn-of-the-century Victorian homes, the original kitchen here was just an empty room, with the sink relegated to a separate annex. Needless to say, it was an inconvenient setup. A tall cabinet was the only built-in.

After
The homeowner wanted the new kitchen to look like a true Victorian, without compromising the ability to live and work in it. To achieve vintage charm with modern function, they chose state-of-the-art components designed, whenever possible, in the Victorian vernacular.

The Details -

Countertops: They chose stainless steel for the main countertops and integral sink over more expensive solid surfacing or stone, preferring to put their remodeling dollars into the cabinets.

Cabinets: Extra-deep cabinets were specified to be flush with the standard-depth refrigerator. This trick gave the appliance the look of an expensive counter-depth model.

The Island: A Carrara marble countertop on the island, 1 1/4 inches thick, has a flat profile with an eased (slightly rounded) edge.

Storage: Open drawers with hand cutouts in place of hardware allow the smoothest access to pots and pans stowed beneath the cooktop.

The Floor Plans
The wall separating a small bedroom from the kitchen came down, and 4 feet were added to the back of the house. These two moves made room for a generous kitchen, open breakfast area, and adjoining new living room.via