100 Year Old Home Is Transformed
Having lived in their home for 15 years, the owners of this 100 year old home were in need of a kitchen remodel. With a sink base cabinet and an old Hoosier built-in serving as the only storage for the entire kitchen, accessible and functional storage were significantly lacking.
- The range wall acts as the focal wall for the kitchen—the appliances gleam against a brick backdrop and are intensified by the clean, white cabinetry. Adding to the focal point are the glass doors on the upper stacked cabinets, which provide a space to showcase and display decorative pieces. In order to create this focal wall, the kitchen designer suggested that the door leading to the basement be relocated.
- Per clients’ request, the small run of stairs joining with the main staircase and living room are kept in place; allowing the clients, their kids, and even the family dog to sit on the landing and oversee the kitchen activities. By placing the wall cabinets on the range wall slightly higher, we were able to achieve an unobstructed view all the way through to the dining room.
- Adding to the range wall’s interest is the repurposed antique chopping block. By removing the table’s existing legs, the chunky block was set atop a drawer unit. Careful measurements were taken in order to assure equal surface height on either side of the range.
- Using the sides and back of the refrigerator, a faux wall was constructed. To the left of this faux wall is the microwave and great pantry storage.
- The sink wall was visually lengthened by running kitchen cabinetry past the wall and wrapping the cabinets back towards the dining room. Counter space was created for buffet-style entertaining, convenient to both the prep and dining areas.
The new design of the kitchen caters to the clients’ modern lifestyle while complementing the vintage aesthetic found in the remainder of the home.