But since it's so hard to search this blog to just see kitchens, I thought I'd pull all the Before & Afters into one simple post. There's a link to each one if you want to see more details, plans or information. And I'll let you decide if there is a real Signature Style to them!
Cherished Bungalow KitchenWhile the highlight of this kitchen was the antique sink - new cabinets, reclaimed wood, and a pantry with an antique door made it extra special! Click here to see all the photos
Taking a tired 1980's style kitchen (in a 1930's home) into the 21st century was a huge undertaking - but what a difference! By removing the dark cabinets and peninsula and replacing it with a large island and custom banquette, this kitchen is now, truly, the heart of the home. Want to see more? Click here
1900 Victorian Kitchen
Want to see the completed kitchen photos? Click here.
Diamond in the Rough
|Photo: Jamie Salomon|
Want to see more? Click here for the kitchen design plan. Click here for the before and after photos.
Ranch to Colonial Conversion
This kitchen was last updated in the early 70's. It needed a dramatic update, so we removed the wall to the living room and tore out the dangerous staircase (door on the left) that led to the basement. Suddenly it's a big open space, but has lots of traditional elements with salvaged antique beams, cream colored cabinets and Italian vintage style tile for the backsplash.
This 1892 kitchen had been updated a few times over the years.
My guess is the last time was in the 1980's. For this update, we kept the efficient 'U' shaped layout and opened it up to the dining room, by removing a wall. And in the process we discovered original wide pine flooring in the kitchen and a unique blend of maple and birch hardwood in the dining room.
Want to see more? Click here for the design plan. Click here for the before and after photos.
Because we kept the maple cabinets in this bungalow (they were in nice shape) we thought it wasn't going to be a big job. But we had to move/rework some of them and add some new details - including a custom made backsplash, refrigerator surround, period hardware and quartz countertops. We also uncovered an original maple hardwood floor that had 1000 staples in it! Finally, we changed the sunroom to make it a breakfast room, including a stainless steel island for additional prep space!
Want to see more? Click here.
|Only the door location stayed the same!|
Kitchens x 2 - The DuplexWhat started as the same footprint in both units of the duplex, ended up in two different final designs. Yet they share some similarities. Do you like one better than the other?
|Tenants Unit Before|
|Tenant's Unit After|
|Owner's Unit Before|
|Owner's Unit After|
Want to see more? Click here for the Tenant's Unit. Click here for the Owner's Unit.
Of course there will be more kitchens in our future - so we'll be sure and update this list from time to time. But I'm curious.....do you see a 'Signature Style'?
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