From Dean Dowd on January 01, 2010 in Kitchen Remodel
Nothing could be finer than Show-and-Tell for kitchens that have really come a long way. These cook spaces were once a hodgepodge of outdated color schemes, cabinetry and appliances. But fortunately, they have stood the test of time and come out on the other side, transformed into classic beauties.
#1 - The 50’s Get an Update
Before After The kitchen in this 1939 home looks like it may have been updated once upon a time, perhaps in the 50’s. It also looks like the room was way overdue for this remodel. Custom cabinetry featuring multi-paned doors and dramatic crown molding, solid-surface countertops with a subway tile backsplash and stainless appliances give the space its charmingly chic look.
#2 - Boring to Bold
Before After Painting the sturdy cabinets, re-grouting vintage tile and uncovering hardwood floors revealed the beauty of this kitchen that hadn’t been touched in some 60 years. In addition, a high-gloss, stainless-topped island housing the oven and cooktop became the energetic focus of the space.
#3 - A Glass Act
Before After The homeowners were ready to let go of their outdated kitchen, although they wanted to salvage the sandblasted glass in the over-the-sink windows and the hand-blown glass pendants that hung over the island. They also added more in the way of glass tiles for the backsplash, glass-front cabinetry alongside hardwood, and thick slab Onami glass to top off the island. The result? “A glass act” for their cooking space.
#4 - As Classic as KitchenAid
Before After All the little accessories - yellow daffodils, green glassware and a blue steel-colored mixer – only serve to accentuate this bright and sunny kitchen. White cabinetry, large windows and a farmhouse-style sink set in marble countertop are a breath of fresh air to the space.
#5 - Lighten Up!
Before After Refreshed with white paint and glass fronts, the once-dark cherry cabinets harmonize with limestone countertops, unpainted beams and attractive hardwood floors. Light floods in through the dining area that is now more open to the kitchen.
#6 - What a Difference a Remodel Makes
Before After Looking a bit French country-style with a dash of Spanish décor and cottage charm, the brick backsplash, black-and-white checkerboard floor and freestanding island add a disposition not quite captured by words. Breathtakingly coordinated, the space has come a long way from its original design.
#7 - Wide Open Spaces
Before After The addition of two skylights and three large windows was just the beginning of this remodel. For a sleek look, the upper cabinets were eliminated and a walk-in pantry added for storage. Cherry cabinets and deep drawers with bronze hardware line the walls alongside stainless appliances. The richness of the wood floors and cabinets is accentuated by natural light.