Before and After: Late 60's Kitchen Brought into the 21st Century

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When the current owners purchased this home it had a very quaint kitchen with the original late 60's cabinetry painted white with black checker style vinyl tile flooring. While the layout is fully functional offering a large eating area/gathering spot and family room just off the open kitchen, as the heart of the home - the finishes just didn't cut it.


Not only did the current owner want to dress the kitchen up a bit, they also wanted to reinforce a connection to the eating/gathering area for a better sense of flow in the home. They wrapped the lower cabinets around the wall to create a narrow serving counter that provides additional storage for china, but also a welcoming focal point as one enters the room.


The striped wall paper against the checkered flooring just had to go!!















Before, the kitchen merely had shelving in the far right hand corner and laminate counter tops. The 4 square checkerboard pattern on the floor was much too large for the space, making it look smaller than it was.















The owners installed custom hickory finished ash cabinetry with crown molding to the ceiling, and full extension soft close drawers. They enclosed the refrigerator, installed solid black granite counter tops and gleaming Patagonian rosewood floor. What a difference! Not only did it dress up the kitchen but changed the feel of the entire house.


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