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Kitchen: Before Photos

November 11, 2013
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I really wanted to post the mood board for the kitchen renovation today, but I thought I should hold back and show you the kitchen first so you know what we are dealing with.

The kitchen is vintage 1970’s maple cabinetry with industrial light fixtures and a more recent bamboo floor. SEXY….haha. From what I can tell, the kitchen has had at least 2 renovations since the house was built in the 30s. The last owners lived her for ~50 years, and there were only 1 or 2 other owners prior to that.

Bamboo is cool, but doesn’t fit the style of our house (Tudor revival). The layout needs some tweaking which will involve moving some appliances. More on that in a future post.

One of the best parts of the kitchen is a built-in pantry that is original to the house (look for the last photo). It matches several of the other built-ins in other rooms. I suspect it is also pine/fir like most of the woodwork throughout the home. It’s been painted white, so stripping it will be a fun future project.

There are 5 openings/doorways into the kitchen:

  • breakfast nook (opening)
  • basement (door)
  • dining room (opening)
  • side door
  • garage door

All of the doorways eat into the wall space, but I can’t see eliminating any of them because they give the house terrific circular flow.

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I’m so excited to share my inspiration for the kitchen renovation with you later this week. Think brass, marble, and cherry 🙂

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. November 12, 2013 11:37 PM

    There are some curiosities in that space, for sure. The back door and windows look pretty nice, though. My favorite is the “vintage” phone – ha!

  2. November 12, 2013 7:11 AM

    That built-in area is pretty sweet. You may want to relocate your dishwasher so it’s not right up against the oven too. I’m always afraid of the oven heat melting dishwasher parts.

  3. November 11, 2013 9:21 PM

    Not HORRIBLE, but definitely will be transformed under your touch! Love to built in too. Could make a fun butler’s pantry. I’ll bring over some gin and bitters 🙂

  4. November 11, 2013 1:33 PM

    I am IN LOVE with that build it cabinet. Hello perfect coffee area. Or anything else area, really.

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