Diana and Harvey Kloesel bought their 1905 Victorian Whole Kitchen Cabinets home with wraparound porches in 1978. Three years later a fire in the garage damaged part of the kitchen, which they fixed up in line with the style of the time: honey oak cabinets, laminate countertops and linoleum flooring. And that’s the way they kept it for the next three decades before recently deciding it was time for a major update. "Kitchen at a Glance
AFTER: New cabinets go all the way to the ceiling to maximize storage. Their country style honors the rural Texas town of Moulton, where the Kloesels reside, as well as Whole Kitchen Cabinets the style of the home. “The previous kitchen definitely didn’t,” Stacey says. Paneled appliances also help keep an authentic look. “We didn’t want to see any stainless steel in here,” she says.
Stacey first began the project by helping the couple select marble for the countertops, the material being the single biggest investment for the homeowners. For the new island, which Whole Kitchen Cabinets opened up the kitchen more, they chose a green tinted marble. A bright white version with very little veining spans the perimeter. Stacey didn’t want a backsplash with too much contrast, so she selected a handmade clay tile in a very light green.
Sarah Stacey Interior Design4They ripped up the linoleum to reveal antique longleaf pine floors consistent with the rest of the home. Moving the oven from underneath the cooktop to a Whole Kitchen Cabinets wall helped break up the traffic pattern so it wasn’t all centralized in one location. The homeowners chose an induction cooktop for its energy efficiency and safety around their grandkids. “The new equipment is a blessing,” Harvey says. “It’s amazing how much technology has advanced since 1981.”
A window seat replaced a cluttered desk area.
Corner drawers take advantage of what could have been voided space. Sarah Stacey Interior Design1After losing a ceiling fan in the room to accommodate the recessed lights, the Kloesels wanted Whole Kitchen Cabinets something to help cool them off on hot Texas days. Stacey found modern oscillating fans that look like they were made in the 1800s."