Before and After – 1950s Kitchen
They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, and they are some of our favorite remodel projects. Today we’ll show you how we transformed one particular kitchen.
This kitchen is 1950’s style. Homes from this era are always interesting for us to work on. They are often great examples of high-quality craftsmanship from a different time.
Often, you see really beautiful cabinetry that just needs to be cleaned up. There are also situations where the original builders did not do a good job, and we start from the studs.
As you can see from the pictures below, we kept most of the original layout of this kitchen. We installed all new cabinets with LED lighting underneath. As a colorful alternative to the dated formica, we installed quartz countertops and glass tile backsplashes. The under cabinet lighting reflecting off these new surfaces really brightens up the room, too.
This remodel also integrated some appliance changes. We installed an industrial stove and oven with an exhaust hood. This integrated setup allowed for more space for a bigger refrigerator and gave us more flexibility for the island. (If you missed our last post, it discussed the benefits of moving cooktops away from islands.)
The enlarged island provides a lot more room for work and casual dining. Plus, the doors on the right were expanded for a clearer path to the dining room. This gives the homeowner the option to keep the spaces separated or open up for entertaining.
The changes we made completely changed the personality of this room from a space for cooking to a place for living. Do you have a room you would like to reimagine?