Monday, September 14, 2009

Vintage 1940s Kitchen

Finally, here are the BEFORE and AFTER pictures of the incredibly adorable 1940s kitchen we recently renovated (see previous posts for the rest of the house and bathroom we renovated).

The cabinets were custom-built with the same layout as the original cabinetry, only now the layout subtly incorporates a baking sheet holder, a drawer dishwasher and a convection oven instead of a laundry tub and washer (which have been relocated). The new modern glass mosaic backsplash, Caesarstone countertop in Raven, white undermount sink and wall-mount faucet, and oak flooring planks (that were an exact match to the original planks in the rest of the house) rejuvenated this kitchen while complementing the vintage 1940s/1950s look and feel.

The upper cabinets were purposely left open to showcase the homeowner's eclectic glass and pottery collection, some dating over 60+ years old. Other touches such as old photographs of the house and the homeowner as a little girl, her family's spice rack and dishes, etc. not only add to the vintage flair but bring special memories of family life in this house everytime you look around.

A Few BEFORE Pictures

Old Pink and Blue Tile with Laundry Tub, Washer and Linoleum Flooring

AFTER Pictures

New Glass Mosaic Tile, Caesarstone Countertop, Custom Cabinets, Drawer Dishwasher, Convection Oven and Oak Flooring

(see photo of house in the 1940's above the sink)

(close-up of the old spice rack and weight scale)

To see more kitchens we've done, click here to go to Kitchens under the Project Photos section.

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