Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Vintage Home with a Timeless Kitchen Remodel

Just a few months ago I was approached by clients
with a home that had been built in the historic district of
Prescott in 1914.  This charming bungalow was on the right
street, in the right town, with the wrong layout. The existing house
did not lend itself to today's open floorplan living. 
Enter the designer.

The goal was to create a large open kitchen that would be group friendly
but also look appropriate to the vintage feel of the home.  They wanted it
to age well, but function as a new and contemporary kitchen.


 I love all the little touches, the chicken wire on the pendants, the exposed brick
chimney, the subway tile, bead board accents, and reclaimed wood shelves.

Kitchen before, enclosed and small

The built in buffet was charming but was too heavy and chopped up the living spaces.

The plan entailed removing an existing buffet wall and opening up a rear
laundry porch.  These spaces are on each side of the kitchen. By
removing these walls we were able to create a large open room.

The touches of the reclaimed wood shelves, rustic brackets and timeless shaker door keeps
the vintage feel of the home cohesive.
The new appliances feature an induction cooktop and speed oven.

The Farm style sink and honed granite tops are the perfect choices for this kitchen.
Recreating the original wood trim around the new windows in the kitchen
just adds to the historic feel of the home.

There are actually two appliance garages in this kitchen.
One for him and one for her!  Every cabinet has
storage options built into to them to maximize storage.

By mixing color finishes on the cabinets it creates a room with a
furniture feel and again establishes the feel of a vintage home. 

I love the reclaimed wood shelves and custom steel brackets.
The clients are ecstatic and love the open space. It has totally transformed how the
home feels and lives.  I am so pleased with the "feel" of this kitchen.
The classic cabinet door style mixed with modern appliances and
fixtures has created a kitchen that will live well and age well.