This Pennsylvania kitchen lives in a stone farmhouse that was built in the late 1700s, but it used to reside outside. “It was an old summer kitchen when the house was built,” says Kevin Ritter of Timeless Kitchen Cabinetry, a design-build company. As many who love old houses know, summer kitchens were detached sheds where the cooking went on in the warm months. In the days Buy Cabinets Wholesale before air conditioning, that separation kept the entire house from becoming an oven. In this case previous owners had remodeled to connect the summer kitchen with the main house, creating a long, narrow, galley-like cooking space. "Kitchen at a Glance
In the long, narrow room, with windows and historic elements that had to stay in place, layout options were few. “The room kind of laid itself out,” says Ritter. “The homeowners wanted to have a table by the walk-in fireplace, which still works.”
If you are going for a classic kitchen look, hiding the appliances behind cabinetry is key. Ritter tucked as many as possible behind new cabinets that he crafted to resemble furniture. Here a cabinet front can be pulled out to reveal a freezer; the refrigerator is above it.
Another classic move is the island. Rather than Buy Cabinets Wholesale creating a more modern eat-at counter, Ritter married an island with a traditional kitchen table. “To create the leg of this table, we copied and enlarged the leg of their antique dining table,” he says.Timeless Kitchen Cabinetry2Soapstone is a classic choice for a kitchen counter or sink. This farmhouse sink is backed by a soapstone backsplash that is carved in a beadboard pattern. Soapstone also tops the island and kitchen table.
The kitchen’s cabinets were painted with milk paint Buy Cabinets Wholesale from the Real Milk Paint Company, distressed by hand and then sealed with a clear coat finish for durability. Ritter used a custom red for the cabinet run behind the built-in table and some of the other woodwork. “This is like a very old red, the color of an old barn,” he says.Timeless Kitchen Cabinetry1A coffee station and microwave oven are tucked behind cabinet doors.
“We really focus on the finishes,” he says. The goal is Buy Cabinets Wholesale a distressed look that you would find on pieces from that period."
As we review the typical schedule for a kitchen remodel, keep in mind you are attempting to execute something even more challenging. In a staged remodel, the likelihood and consequences of errors grow. If you make a misstep, such as demolishing your cabinets too early in the Buy Cabinets Wholesale process, you could find yourself living with an unusable kitchen for years, rather than months.Today we take you through scheduling the intricate production of your staged kitchen remodel.See more in this series: Planning and Design | Detailing the Work and Costs "Scheduling Basics
Rough Work Schedule
Tile and Slab Schedule
Finish Work Schedule"