kitchens

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Designer's Notes

1939 Bermuda style kitchen remodel.
Function!!!! In meeting with the homeowners, this was the first thing that they asked to be addressed. The house was built in 1939 in the Bermuda style that was very much in vogue at the time. The galley kitchen was original and had never been remodeled. It was built before dishwashers, microwaves and the hoods that we take for granted today. We had to address how to incorporate these items into the space while keeping the original style. Most people ask me to help design a totally new kitchen for them. These homeowners love the Bermuda style of their house and wanted to stay true to the period and quality materials and finishes as much as possible.
They loved the functionality of the original solid wood cabinets and simple cabinet fronts and wanted to retain as much of the original cabinetry as possible. The base cabinet run along the wall with the window was not deep enough to incorporate a dishwasher and the sink cabinet was deteriorated. This set of base cabinets had to be replaced. The wall cabinets would remain and we had custom base cabinets made to match, including the bread boards. The dishwasher, to the right of the sink, has a wood panel to match the door style and a “bread board” as a handle to keep the original detail. The tall pantry cabinet at the end was also increased in depth to match the width of the new base cabinet run and maximize storage. The two porcelain sinks were replaced with a new extra deep under mount double sink. The wall faucet was replaced with a Chicago wall faucet to keep that original look. A restaurant equipment sourced water dispenser was added to the right of the faucet for filtered water.
On the opposite wall, the 48” Viking range was to remain. To address the function issue on this side, we replaced the original ceiling exhaust fan with a 48” stainless hood with new cabinets above and on the right side. This provided the lighting and ventilation needed, as well as more storage. New brushed nickel knobs with an integrated “earthquake” latch were installed on all cabinets.
With the main function issues resolved, we looked at finish materials. The homeowners were torn between keeping traditional tile countertops and backsplash or incorporating a new material that was easier to clean and maintain. The countertop material chosen is quartz composite with glass chips of various colors. The front edge on the sink side has a raised lip, similar to the original tile edge. This colorful “bottle glass” material was also used on the backsplash for design continuity.
The original display cabinets on either side of the front window had a bench seat under the window. This was replaced with a taller cabinet with drawers and the same bottle glass countertop. As you turn the corner, to the right of these cabinets was a 32” wide pocket door leading to the dining room. This opening was widened to 48” and two period pocket doors were installed with the louver design, matching existing doors into the dining room from the opposite side. This creates a better flow between the dining room and kitchen for their large gatherings.
The original 1939 flooring had been green linoleum. They wanted a flooring treatment true to the period of the house. After looking at several products and samples, the muted blue linoleum was selected to pick up the blue glass in the countertops. The walls are painted green tea, a light green, another color of the glass chips in the countertops.
To keep the two original glass ceiling light fixtures, they were updated with LED bulbs. A new LED recessed light fixture was installed above the sink.
The result is a more functional kitchen that is in keeping with the original 1939 Bermuda style character of the house. MDB Design Group will create innovative design solutions that relates to the home owner’s vision while maintaining a balance between functionality and aesthetics.

Designer's Notes

1929 Art Deco kitchen remodel
This kitchen had been remodeled by a previous owner who had installed a lower ceiling to hide new plumbing installed for the bathroom above; as well as the oak cabinets and appliances. This ceiling height made the space Closter phobic for the current husband who is tall. The oak cabinets made the room dark in spite of the 2 large windows. The home owners and I discussed the options for the space. The basic configuration was fine at the cooking end of the room, but storage was lacking and the 48” wide hood was oversized for the cooktop. The other end of the room had an oak table and chairs for casual dining in front of a nice window. The opposite wall had a desk with cabinet storage above used for fine china and serving pieces. The existing wood flooring was to remain.
We concluded that the cabinets should be white to brighten up the space and that the ceiling should be raised as much as possible. We agreed on which base cabinets and wall cabinets should be replaced and that the remaining could be painted. We agreed that all the cabinets should receive new Shaker style white doors and drawer fronts. Much needed storage was achieved with corner lazy Susan’s and deep drawers in the base cabinets. Two new upper cabinets were added on either side of the new microwave/hood with pullouts for spices. The new and existing wall cabinets received a 3 step, Art Deco style crown. All the cabinet pulls are brushed nickel with a curve shape as a nod to the original Art Deco style of the house. The existing stainless dishwasher, wall ovens and side-by-side refrigerator remained. A new undermount sink and faucet was installed.
To bring in color we looked at the back splash and countertops. The couple’s favorite colors are green and yellow. A bright green glass subway tile was selected for the backsplash. After looking at several designs for the tile layout at the stove and in general, the final design adds a 1” chrome strip above the 3 rows of green glass tile, topped by a creamy butter subway tile. This design compliments the medium gray quartz countertop in the cooking area. A wood butcher block was installed to the right of the sink. Darker gray quartz is used on the new desk area, defining it as a separate space. The walls and ceiling are painted a light melon.
When we removed the existing ceiling, we discovered that the original ceiling, 8” higher was still there for the most part. The area directly below the 2nd floor bathroom had been removed and some of the pipes were below the original ceiling. The plumber was able to replace some of the pipes to get them up above the ceiling line except directly above the sink area. A new ceiling was framed to create a drop over the sink space with recessed LED lights.
We address the lighting issues for the total kitchen by adding 2 recessed LED lights in the center of the ceiling. The wall cabinets received LED under cabinet strip lights. The new microwave/hood also has task lights.
The breakfast area received a versatile make over with custom bench seats with upholstered seats and backs that add color and playfulness to the room. The bench seat flips up to access a large storage space. A new green seed glass pendant adds light and charm over the table.
The laundry room received a full remodel from new linoleum flooring, new ceiling lights and a pocket door. The laundry room was repurposed with the removal of an old utility sink and a new design that incorporated a full size, stack washer and dryer, as well as a 2nd party refrigerator. New upper and lower cabinets and quartz countertops add utility to the room. The countertops are also lined with a backsplash of the green glass tile.
The completed remodel resulted in a bright and functional kitchen and laundry room that the family will enjoy for many years to come.

Designer's Notes

The home owners of this charming Spanish house built in 1931, asked me to help them transform their kitchen without replacing the cabinets and double oven. The basic layout was not changed except at the cooktop area. A new 5 burner cooktop was added as well as a decorative hood above. Other new stainless steel appliances include the refrigerator and dishwasher.
The framed tile mural of a Don Quixote image is a new copy of a beloved gift from the wife’s mother from years ago. This colorful image was the basis for the selection of the other colors in the room. We selected a new quartz countertop material in a neutral beige tone and complimented it with a mottled beige subway tile. The tile liner brings in classic Spanish colors to add detail and coordinate with the colors in the featured tile mural above the cooktop.
The existing oak cabinets were stripped and stained with an expresso shade to make them look richer and more up to date. The classic Spanish paver tile flooring is actually porcelain to achieve the look with minimal maintenance.
New lighting was added throughout. The ceiling fixtures were replaced and a matching pendant was added over the sink. New LED under cabinets lights were also added for task lighting on the countertops.
The adjacent breakfast room was also updated with a light paint color on the walls and a new glass pendant above the table.

Designer's Notes

Charming 1937 Spanish Bungalow -kitchen remodel
I was contacted by a young couple who had purchased a charming bungalow that they love except for the dysfunctional kitchen and laundry room. The kitchen was about 10 foot by 11’-6”, plus a bay window area. The laundry room was a separate 4’-9” by 11’-6” with a door to the kitchen, an adjacent bathroom and the exterior door. Therefore the room did not have the functional space needed for this family of four.
I developed a floor plan that would remove the wall between the kitchen and laundry to create one large room. The door to the bathroom would be closed up. It was accessible from the bedroom on the other side. The room became 14’-10” by 11’-6”, large enough to include a small center island. Then I wrapped the perimeter walls with new white shaker style cabinets. We kept the sink under the window but made it a focal point with a white farm sink and new faucet. The range stayed in the same location below an original octagon window. The opposite wall is designed for function with full height storage on the left and a new side-by-side refrigerator with storage above. The new stacking washer and dryer complete the width of this new wall.
The shaker cabinets are complimented with 2 different colors of Caesarstone countertops. The perimeter is off-white with beige & gray speckles, while the center island has more contrast with the “Wild Rice” Caesarstone. In keeping with the Spanish architectural influence, a classic Spanish accent tile is featured on the backsplash. The flooring is travertine, 18” square tiles laid on the diagonal with tight grout joints.
The ceiling has new LED recessed light fixtures for general lighting. The island and breakfast table have pendant lights that add more design details to the room. The bay window alcove was fitted with a custom bench with storage. A new table and chairs finish the space, accented with colorful framed art and accent pillows.
The completed remodel created a functional but cheerful space for the whole family.

Designer's Notes

This 1930’s Monterey Colonial Revival home exudes all the charm that you would expect, until you enter the kitchen. The home owners, a young, professional pair, asked me to assist them in the remodel of the kitchen. They wanted to keep the existing floor plan, and add to the charm and original details of the space.
We discussed the location of the sink and decided if we moved it to the other wall, it could be centered under the window, thus making it a more pleasurable when working at it. This created a long and more functional countertop to the right. We chose Caesarstone for the durability and ease of maintenance in a Carrera marble look for the countertops. This is complimented by the gray subway style tile backsplash with crisp white grout.
State-of-the-art appliances were included in the new floor plan: a microwave set in the upper cabinet, wine cooler below, new dishwasher with a panel to match the cabinets, a new stainless steel refrigerator, and a new professional style range and hood. The alcove for the range received the same tile backsplash, but we used a herringbone pattern to accent the feature wall. We also created a niche in the side wall to provide handy storage for spices. The base cabinets contain spice pullout storage. The original wood framing around the alcove was treated to a new coat of white paint to match the cabinets.
The new cabinets, a simple shaker style, are very appropriate for the period of time when the house was built. We added crown molding and casings to the windows to complete this period style. We were able to shift the utility cabinet to the left of the refrigerator, and install a 5 pull-out shelf pantry to the right of the wine cooler. The home owners asked for a pull-out trash unit and this was placed to the left of the sink. To the right of the sink is a corner lazy-susan unit to maximize storage. With this in mind, we added 2 small storage units at the ceiling above the sink.
In keeping with the 1930’s period, we selected 2 school house style ceiling fixtures that have energy efficient LED’s for the kitchen. The hood also has LED lights.
The adjacent breakfast room received the same blue-gray paint on the walls and white trim. We kept the original ceiling light. All the existing metal casement windows were stripped and painted white.
The old linoleum flooring was replaced by oak floors stained to match the original oak floors in the rest of the house.
With a nod to the original architectural style of this home, we achieved a functional and stylish make over that will be a pleasure to work in for many years to come.

Designer's Notes

This generous size kitchen (14 ft. by 23 ft.) was stuck in it’s 1950’s ranch style. The home owners’ wanted a clean modern update, and a more functional space where family and friends could gather informally. Both were accomplished. We opened the space up by removing most of the wall between the kitchen and family room with its looming grill and brick wall.
New custom birch wood cabinets add warmth along the perimeter walls with a light speckled Caesarstone countertop. The porcelain tile backsplash picks up the rich red/brown tones and adds silver highlights that complement the stainless appliances. The contrasting brown/black Caesarstone on the expansive island provides prep surfaces as well as an informal counter seating area with base cabinet storage.
New wood-grain porcelain floor tiles are the perfect foundation to compliment the warm colors of the kitchen. This low maintenance flooring is great for an active family with dogs, and compliments the look of this kitchen with a modern flair.
Lighting was an important aspect of this remodel. A new skylight was created using the hole in the roof from the old grill. We installed new LED down lights in the ceiling, three LED glass pendants over the breakfast bar, and LED under-cabinet strip lights for tasks on the countertop areas. The two reed glass door cabinets also received interior LED strip lights.
As you can see, the transformation is functional and timeless. The homeowners’ colorful accent pieces instantly add vibrancy to complete the transformation.

Designer's Notes

Kitchen and laundry room remodel
We developed a new, more functional floor plan by removing the wall between the kitchen and laundry room. All walls in the new kitchen space were taken down to their studs. New plumbing, electrical, and lighting were installed and a new gas line was relocated. The exterior laundry room door was changed to a window. All new energy saving windows were installed. A new tankless, energy efficient water heater replaced the old one, which was installed, more appropriately on an exterior wall. We installed the new sink and faucet under the windows but moved the range to the west end wall. In working with the existing exterior and interior door locations, we placed the microwave/oven combination on the wall between these doors. At the dining room doorway, the new 42" refrigerator begins the run of tall storage with a pantry. As you turn the corner, the new washer and dryer are now situated under new upper cabinets. Seating is provided at the end of the granite counter in front of the window to maximize and create an efficient work space.
The finishes were chosen to add color and keep the design in the same time period as the house. Custom colored ceramic tiles at the range wall reflect the homeowner's love of flowers: these are complimented with the tile back splash that continues along the length of peacock green granite. The cork floor was chosen to blend with the adjacent oak floors and provide a comfortable surface throughout the year. The white shaker style cabinets provide a neutral background to compliment the new finishes and the owner's decorative pieces which show nicely behind the seed-glass cabinet doors. Task lighting was installed under the cabinets and recessed LED lights were placed for function in the ceiling. The owner's antique lights were installed over the sink area to reflect her interest in antiques.
An outdated, small and difficult kitchen and laundry room were made into a beautiful and functional space that will provide many years of service and enjoyment to this family in their home.

Designer's Notes

Remodel of an early 1960’s Santa Monica, California kitchen was designed to capture a timeless, yet functional space. The first thing to tackle was the spatial relationships to make the kitchen more functional for this small family. The existing refrigerator was moved to the adjacent wall and surrounded by the utility closet and pantry, creating a built-in look. This allowed us to build one long countertop and create a “furniture hutch” look on one wall. The base cabinet houses the trash/recycle bin on the left and the litter box is concealed in the right end cabinet.

Choosing a free standing range and a microwave that is built-in, in an upper cabinet, created more countertop space on the cooking wall. The sink was kept on the diagonal in the corner so that the shelf behind it can be used to display art pieces. The Saarinen marble table is the centerpiece for an area that is wrapped with a medium turquoise painted bead board wainscot. New molded wood chairs complete the look.

The serene colors of white, light turquoise and dark brown are timeless, while the stainless appliances, hardware and pendant light fixture add some sparkle. The white cabinets are warmed by the rich chocolate tone of the large porcelain tile floor. The sleek countertops are a toast-colored Caesarstone, selected for durability and ease of use. Glass subway tiles keep the backsplash subtle and contribute to the kitchen’s warm, casual feel.

Designer's Notes

The homeowners wanted to remodel and update their kitchen to provide a warm & functional space with an eating area. We replaced all the cabinets on the sink and range/frig walls with a contemporary door style. We added a new wall of cabinets (photo #3) with a built in table for two. High-tech fluorescent fixtures on the ceiling are complimented with halogen under-cabinets lights. The granite countertops, porcelain & copper backsplash tile & porcelain floor tile blend for an inviting space.

Designer's Notes

This small kitchen was short on storage and design. We removed all the cabinets, appliances and ceiling. The new cabinet layout provides twice as much storage in a more functional layout. On the left, the refrigeration is a 2-drawer unit with a refrigerator on top and a freezer below, perfect for this active senior couple. A new cooktop with a microwave/hood above provides an efficient work zone. The Caesarstone counters throughout complete the contemporary look that is easy to keep clean. The multi-stone backsplash blends the tones of the white walls, the gray cabinets and Caesarstone. A breakfast area with stools was positioned at the windows so they could enjoy the view. New lighting was provided throughout for general ambience and for task lighting. New cork flooring was installed in a gray tone to accent the cabinets and provide a comfortable material with low maintenance. They no longer dread having to go into the kitchen, and have invited all their friends to visit and enjoy.

Designer's Notes

Modern appliances feel right at home in this recaptured 1920's California bungalow home. The cabinets, linoleum flooring, subway tile backsplash and lighting take us back to this charming period of American architecture. Function and time-saving was important for the family of four. The microwave was placed at a kid-friendly height, while the laundry was brought upstairs from the basement. The adjacent dining table brings the family together for meals, homework and games.

Designer's Notes

This kitchen started from scratch. The wall to the family room was removed, as well as existing cabinets and appliances. The flat ceiling was replaced with soffits and a vaulted ceiling with recessed halogen lights. The new layout provided a peninsula with storage in the kitchen and seating in the family room. New cherry cabinets, appliances, tile backsplash, granite counter and wood plank flooring complete the warm and functional space.

Designer's Notes

This 1970s California ranch kitchen remodel made use of existing cherry cabinets (refinished) while all the tile countertop, backsplash and appliances were replaced. A peach and gold granite was selected to complement the cabinets. New green ceramic tile with a decorative band was used to accent the space and frame the custom tile lake painting over the cooktop. The worn hardwood floors were replaced with a natural slate laid on the diagonal to create a feeling of a larger space. New recessed lighting was added as well as undercabinet lights.

Designer's Notes

A dark and dated 1970s California ranch kitchen is made open and bright with all new cabinets, appliances, porcelain tile flooring, granite countertops and limestone backsplash. A custom tile painting is featured above the stove. Down came peninsula cabinets suspended from the ceiling and up went decorative lights. The original ceiling lighting was a large fluorescent recessed area. The plastic lenses were removed and recessed lighting was installed. The adjacent laundry room was also updated and made more functional.

Designer's Notes

A remodel of a 1950s Cape Cod kitchen creates an informal and sunny space for the whole family. By relocating the window and making it a bay window, the work triangle flows better and more sunlight is captured. The white shaker style cabinets keep with the Cape Cod architectural style while making a crisp statement. The countertops are Caesarstone and the backsplash is natural limestone is a classic subway pattern. Above the cooktop is framed limestone in a herringbone pattern. The ceiling was raised to one level with recessed lighting directly above the countertops. A new bench seat for casual family dining takes up two feet from the kitchen and some of the family room. The small closet was converted to a desk area with easy access. New teak wood flooring was installed in the kitchen and family room for a cohesive and warm feeling.

Designer's Notes

A remodel of a 1950s Cape Cod kitchen creates an informal and sunny space for the whole family. By relocating the window and making it a bay window, the work triangle flows better and more sunlight is captured. The white shaker style cabinets keep with the Cape Cod architectural style while making a crisp statement. The countertops are Caesarstone and the backsplash is natural limestone is a classic subway pattern. Above the cooktop is framed limestone in a herringbone pattern. The ceiling was raised to one level with recessed lighting directly above the countertops. A new bench seat for casual family dining takes up two feet from the kitchen and some of the family room. The small closet was converted to a desk area with easy access. New teak wood flooring was installed in the kitchen and family room for a cohesive and warm feeling.

Designer's Notes

A remodel of a 1950s Cape Cod kitchen creates an informal and sunny space for the whole family. By relocating the window and making it a bay window, the work triangle flows better and more sunlight is captured. The white shaker style cabinets keep with the Cape Cod architectural style while making a crisp statement. The countertops are Caesarstone and the backsplash is natural limestone is a classic subway pattern. Above the cooktop is framed limestone in a herringbone pattern. The ceiling was raised to one level with recessed lighting directly above the countertops. A new bench seat for casual family dining takes up two feet from the kitchen and some of the family room. The small closet was converted to a desk area with easy access. New teak wood flooring was installed in the kitchen and family room for a cohesive and warm feeling.

Designer's Notes

A remodel of a 1950s Cape Cod kitchen creates an informal and sunny space for the whole family. By relocating the window and making it a bay window, the work triangle flows better and more sunlight is captured. The white shaker style cabinets keep with the Cape Cod architectural style while making a crisp statement. The countertops are Caesarstone and the backsplash is natural limestone is a classic subway pattern. Above the cooktop is framed limestone in a herringbone pattern. The ceiling was raised to one level with recessed lighting directly above the countertops. A new bench seat for casual family dining takes up two feet from the kitchen and some of the family room. The small closet was converted to a desk area with easy access. New teak wood flooring was installed in the kitchen and family room for a cohesive and warm feeling.

Designer's Notes

A remodel of a 1950s Cape Cod kitchen creates an informal and sunny space for the whole family. By relocating the window and making it a bay window, the work triangle flows better and more sunlight is captured. The white shaker style cabinets keep with the Cape Cod architectural style while making a crisp statement. The countertops are Caesarstone and the backsplash is natural limestone is a classic subway pattern. Above the cooktop is framed limestone in a herringbone pattern. The ceiling was raised to one level with recessed lighting directly above the countertops. A new bench seat for casual family dining takes up two feet from the kitchen and some of the family room. The small closet was converted to a desk area with easy access. New teak wood flooring was installed in the kitchen and family room for a cohesive and warm feeling.

Designer's Notes

1939 Bermuda style kitchen remodel.
Function!!!! In meeting with the homeowners, this was the first thing that they asked to be addressed. The house was built in 1939 in the Bermuda style that was very much in vogue at the time. The galley kitchen was original and had never been remodeled. It was built before dishwashers, microwaves and the hoods that we take for granted today. We had to address how to incorporate these items into the space while keeping the original style. Most people ask me to help design a totally new kitchen for them. These homeowners love the Bermuda style of their house and wanted to stay true to the period and quality materials and finishes as much as possible.
They loved the functionality of the original solid wood cabinets and simple cabinet fronts and wanted to retain as much of the original cabinetry as possible. The base cabinet run along the wall with the window was not deep enough to incorporate a dishwasher and the sink cabinet was deteriorated. This set of base cabinets had to be replaced. The wall cabinets would remain and we had custom base cabinets made to match, including the bread boards. The dishwasher, to the right of the sink, has a wood panel to match the door style and a “bread board” as a handle to keep the original detail. The tall pantry cabinet at the end was also increased in depth to match the width of the new base cabinet run and maximize storage. The two porcelain sinks were replaced with a new extra deep under mount double sink. The wall faucet was replaced with a Chicago wall faucet to keep that original look. A restaurant equipment sourced water dispenser was added to the right of the faucet for filtered water.
On the opposite wall, the 48” Viking range was to remain. To address the function issue on this side, we replaced the original ceiling exhaust fan with a 48” stainless hood with new cabinets above and on the right side. This provided the lighting and ventilation needed, as well as more storage. New brushed nickel knobs with an integrated “earthquake” latch were installed on all cabinets.
With the main function issues resolved, we looked at finish materials. The homeowners were torn between keeping traditional tile countertops and backsplash or incorporating a new material that was easier to clean and maintain. The countertop material chosen is quartz composite with glass chips of various colors. The front edge on the sink side has a raised lip, similar to the original tile edge. This colorful “bottle glass” material was also used on the backsplash for design continuity.
The original display cabinets on either side of the front window had a bench seat under the window. This was replaced with a taller cabinet with drawers and the same bottle glass countertop. As you turn the corner, to the right of these cabinets was a 32” wide pocket door leading to the dining room. This opening was widened to 48” and two period pocket doors were installed with the louver design, matching existing doors into the dining room from the opposite side. This creates a better flow between the dining room and kitchen for their large gatherings.
The original 1939 flooring had been green linoleum. They wanted a flooring treatment true to the period of the house. After looking at several products and samples, the muted blue linoleum was selected to pick up the blue glass in the countertops. The walls are painted green tea, a light green, another color of the glass chips in the countertops.
To keep the two original glass ceiling light fixtures, they were updated with LED bulbs. A new LED recessed light fixture was installed above the sink.
The result is a more functional kitchen that is in keeping with the original 1939 Bermuda style character of the house. MDB Design Group will create innovative design solutions that relates to the home owner’s vision while maintaining a balance between functionality and aesthetics.

Brentwood Ranch Contemporary

This couple had lived in their home for over 30 years and was ready for a complete make-over. They asked me to help them achieve a more functional and up dated kitchen. They both like to cook and bake. The existing white cabinets, tile countertops, walls and ceiling made for a cold space.

We started by removing the dated ceiling drop above the sink and the soffit above the cabinets. This opened the space up, especially above the sink. New taller, contemporary cabinets that go to the ceiling and provide more storage were chosen. The new cabinets are a natural stain on birch. Frosted glass doors on the wall cabinets blend with the glass subway tile back splash.

A new wall oven and microwave were placed on the end wall. To the right of it is a full pantry, with a pull-out. The new cabinet-depth refrigerator is set into the cabinets.

On the peninsula, the existing gas cooktop was reused but shifted to the left under a new glass hood. The countertops are a warm taupe tone of Caesarstone. The base cabinets are accessible from both sides for maximum storage. The contemporary cabinet pulls of stainless steel complete the look.

New LED recessed cans provide functional, cost-effective lighting throughout the space.
The large window behind the sink and in the adjacent family room received new roller shades that add color and a touch of whimsy.

This couple can enjoy preparing meals and entertaining in this warm and functional kitchen, now and for many years to come.

TRANSITIONAL STYLE

The owners of this 1980’s ranch have decorated their home is a traditional style. They asked me to help make a transition in the kitchen, to a new style that would relate with the existing décor throughout the house.

We demolished the kitchen down to the studs. We removed the flat ceiling and followed the roof line to create a more inviting space. The adjacent existing wood floor was carried into this room for continuity.

I planned the space with the cooktop and hood on the far wall as a focal point, with a copper scene and frame in the back splash. The existing bay window is perfect for growing some herbs. The green granite is complimented by a cream tile backsplash with a green bead liner. The tall cabinets on the right frame the appliances. The cabinets are cherry wood with a simple raised panel. The copper cabinet pulls add a bit of sparkle.

We were able to update the appliances and finishes while providing functional storage and a new ambiance.

1958 Ranch Kitchen Transformed

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