• April 3, 2013

Kitchen Sneak Peek

Are we there yet?

Kitchens, Restoration Diary

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  1. Kimberly

    Beautiful!!!! I love how shiny, bright, and HAPPY it finally looks in your little kitchen. Congratulations!

  2. J-C

    Wow, this looks great. It strikes that ‘hard-to-find’ balance between modern and traditional 1920s. Are the cabinets black, or just dark grey/charcoal?

    I love the brass hardware, and the farmhouse sink. I’m not sure what I want to do with my kitchen just yet.

    Will you be going over your budget/sources for the kitchen when you’re done? I’d be curious to know where the cabinets are from (they look like they could be IKEA boxes with custom fronts/doors.

    Those blind-corner pull-outs are nice (I’ve installed a few of them for clients’ kitchens). They are pricey, though. The larger ones are as much as 900$.

    And now I’m starting to ramble.

  3. Eric

    The kitchen looks beautiful. I would have never dared pick the color cabinets you picked, but seeing them in place they look gorgeous.

    Did you change the layout at all? I looked at the floorplan you posted in your Kitchen Before post, but I couldn’t figure out if any doorways had been removed / eliminated.

    • Heather

      Thanks! We left the floor plan exactly the same. We did close up a portion of the space that had been a built-in to fit our stove on the east wall.

  4. Art

    Looks wonderful–congratulations! I especially love the built-in retrofit. (And I can’t even begin to imagine week #1 with a new baby in a hotel…eep! Glad you got through that as well!)

    We have similar moulding in our 1915 bungalow and have always called it picture rail, even though in some rooms like the bathroom, it is flat like yours and does not have the traditional hooked ledge for picture hooks as it does in our public rooms. It’s still much easier for hanging pictures than trying to put nails in plaster.

    Enjoy the new kitchen (and the new baby!)

  5. D'Arcy H

    It’s been a while since I dropped by your blog. Congratulations on your new daughter AND on your nearly finished kitchen! We are struggling through a DIY renovation of our 1913 bungalow kitchen, so it’s encouraging to see that these things CAN be finished someday!! I love your gray cabinets with brass hardware, and the sink and faucet are gorgeous! Nice job!

  6. Thomas

    Love your kitchen – just wonderful!

    I’ve been planning my kitchen remodel for about 5 years now… really feeling the need to get it done.

  7. Jennifer in SP

    I spent all weekend reading your whole saga (coincidentally, I know Adam J. and Colleen, who I used to work with!). The kitchen looks really wonderful, and the attention to detail really makes the room! I love that rail from the Gamble House kitchen that you incorporated — and also the cabinets, hardware, etc. – really impressive and inspiring!

  8. Ragnar

    “I also had a wide trim piece installed all around the top of the room. It aligns with the top of the doorways and window trim. I have no idea what this trim piece is called. Anyone?”

    I’d call it a “continuous head casing”. I’ve heard the term “band trim”, and even “head band”, but the latter sounds like something worn by females. :)

  9. Tiffany

    Wow! I am so very impressed with all the work! I have been browsing through your photos and other posts… I am in awe! This is exactly what I want to be able to do one day, take old homes and renew them… and your website is inspiring.

    • Heather

      Aw, thanks! That’s so nice to hear.

  10. James

    We are about to begin renovating a 1910 farm house in the Catskills. What an inspiration in this. But I must know one thing: your stove – a restored original or new retro style? It reminds me of my mother’s.

    • Heather

      The stove is a 1940′s original. We had to replace the heating element but everything else is original. It cooks like a dream. We purchased it for $200 off of Craig’s List from some college students who were in a hurry to sell it before moving back home for the summer.

  11. jolina

    where did you get the brass hardware – i love it!!

  12. Anelle

    Hi! I’ve been following you guys for a few years now, since before I bought my 1912 Craftsman last year. Ive used your before and after projects as inspiration and motivation to restore my own home. Thank you so much for this blog! :)

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