Although roomy, this kitchen inside a century-old Victorian Cabinets Cheap Online home needed updates to cabinets, countertops and appliances. And because the family members cook and bake almost all their meals at home from scratch due to dietary restrictions, they wanted to make the kitchen functional for multiple cooks, with several appliances, and enjoyable for anyone who wanted to watch. "Photos by Normandy Remodeling
AFTER: The family hired designer Laura Barber of Normandy Remodeling to spearhead the redesign. She reworked the layout based on the appliances that the homeowners had already selected, and worked to maximize function and efficiency. “They desired a space that made cooking and baking more of a pleasure than a chore,” she says.
A raised walnut countertop at the end of the island Cabinets Cheap Online serves as a two-person breakfast bar, or a spot for the kids to watch the cooking action or do homework. The reclaimed heart pine floor resembles floors found elsewhere in the home.
Family and friends often use the door off the kitchen when entering the home, so the homeowners asked Barber to include a mudroom of sorts to corral coats, bags and shoes. The latter can rest on weather-friendly tile beneath the bench so as not to damage the wood floors with Cabinets Cheap Online mud, rain or snow.
To contrast with the dark floor and tap into the Victorian style, Barber used painted-white, inset-style cabinetry with exposed hinges. The cabinets are finished with a soft glaze so the white isn’t too biting, and the classic subway tile has a crackle finish to complement the period.
A single-basin farmhouse sink, a bridge faucet and Cabinets Cheap Online an ogee edge on the countertop reference classic Victorian details.
Arched panels, similar to those over the sink, frame the range’s decorative backsplash, which becomes the colorful focal point in the kitchen. More fun than formal, the sherbet hues crisscross in a punchy plaid pattern set on a diagonal. “The backsplash was the element to tie the homeowners’ love of bright and happy colors throughout their home into the kitchen,” Barber says.
The Costa Esmeralda granite on the island provides Cabinets Cheap Online another subtle colorful element in the kitchen.
A stainless steel inset compost reservoir sits flush in the island countertop. It has a canister that lifts out and an airtight lid to prevent odors from escaping."