Redesigning a 1920s kitchen
This pre-war kitchen was so cramped and inefficient; the client was barely motivated to make a cup of coffee in it. The client wanted a new kitchen that would also reflect the architectural style of his 1920s apartment. The budget did not include the expense of knocking down walls, so we moved the doorway instead, which became the key to the renovation. Centering the doorway on the tiled wall created more of a balance in the room and allowed the new refrigerator to fit neatly behind the passage that extends from the doorway. Without changing the layout, the out-of-date appliances and plumbing fixtures were removed and replaced with stainless steel models. This kitchen features custom, yellow-painted cabinetry with custom glass-pane doors, similar to the kitchen’s original style. The counters are honed black granite that contrasts with the 3x6-inch ceramic white tiles on the walls. Lighter colors on walls and ceiling draw the eye upward making the room appear larger.
Cabinetry: Luxor Collection
Wood Species: Custom Painted Maple
Countertops: Black Absoulute Honed Finish Granite
Sink(s): Kindred Undercabinet lighting by W.A.C.
This Kitchen was Featured in
October's Issue of Woman's Day Magazine
Home Remodeling & Makeovers
Volume XV, Number 5
Winner of The Chrysalis Award
Chrysalis Award - Congratulations! Urban Homes Inc. is a winner of the 2006 Chrysalis Awards for Best Design Build Project : Kitchen Remodel Under $ 40,000.00