Kitchen Remodels forum: Re-do 12/08

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Imagesacvalley
Feb 22, 2010 6:20 PM CST
Name: Jo Burcher
Wilton, CA
Married 40yrs. 2boys,2Gkids
Our house was built in '77 with a galley kitchen and dinning room behind it. We removed the wall and added the counter top for the stove and cupboards on one side of the slab and eating space and cabinets on the other side. We also put in two "fixed" cabinets in the dinning room. I added stained glass fronts to them. Lots of hard work, but love my kitchen!

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ImageUniQueTreasures
Feb 23, 2010 8:28 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
WOW! You guys have opened that up really nicely. Great job! Love the colors you used on the counters and backsplash. It's a hard job re-doing the kitchen and you all pulled it off beautifully!

I'd love to have stained glass in my cabinet doors. I'll be thankful to have any glass in a few of the doors, with the rest being raised panels. I know it's going to be expensive to put them in, but I think the overall look will be very pleasing.

Are your cabinets with the stained glass lighted? That has been another concern of mine. We didn't put in glass shelves, so even if we add a light in the cabinet, only the shelf that has the light will be lit.
Imagehuckleberry
Mar 18, 2010 9:46 AM CST
Name: Huckleberry
Washington, D.C.
Hey, Sacvalley! I'm a big fan of the apron-front sink! Ya'll did a beautiful job making an older kitchen look new and comfy!

My boyfriend and I are in the process of rehabbing a 1947 cape-cod. It's a funky little house, but a real fixer upper. With the help of my parents, we gutted the entire kitchen, refinished the original cabinets, salvaged the old sink, and re-did the counter tops! Having two colors, one on each side of the kitchen, helped make the small space seem bigger... and the cheerful colors brighten the whole place up, too. We also built a butcher-block area for eating and prep work.

It was a total DIY project, and lots of fun. We still haven't put in a floor or ceiling yet, but the rest is there!

Here are a few pictures. That's my mom, Maypoplaurel, standing in front of the counter top. She'd just given me my first lesson in how to lay tile. : )

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Huck
ImageUniQueTreasures
Mar 19, 2010 5:18 AM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
Huck, you all have done a great job with this remodel. What you've done has really given the kitchen a nice look. Will you leave your cabinets open, or put some doors on them?
Imagehuckleberry
Mar 22, 2010 3:12 PM CST
Name: Huckleberry
Washington, D.C.
Thank you, UniQueTreasures! We've since finished the cabinets and put up the doors, although we did end up building a few extra units that are open! I'll see if I can track down some pictures!
Huck
natineah
Aug 10, 2012 7:08 PM CST
Name: Natineah
OH
huckleberry wrote:Hey, Sacvalley! I'm a big fan of the apron-front sink! Ya'll did a beautiful job making an older kitchen look new and comfy!

My boyfriend and I are in the process of rehabbing a 1947 cape-cod. It's a funky little house, but a real fixer upper. With the help of my parents, we gutted the entire kitchen, refinished the original cabinets, salvaged the old sink, and re-did the counter tops! Having two colors, one on each side of the kitchen, helped make the small space seem bigger... and the cheerful colors brighten the whole place up, too. We also built a butcher-block area for eating and prep work.

It was a total DIY project, and lots of fun. We still haven't put in a floor or ceiling yet, but the rest is there!

Here are a few pictures. That's my mom, Maypoplaurel, standing in front of the counter top. She'd just given me my first lesson in how to lay tile. : )


Wow! With a touch of green. At first glance, someone would think that that's leaves scattered all over the tiles of the kitchen.

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