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sharing a few of my favorite before and after photos (8 kitchens in all) with ideas on how to bring life back into an outdated kitchen.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!
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.
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
on the island, 1 1/4 inches thick, has a flat profile with an eased (slightly
rounded) edge. Carrara
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