, Additions & Renovation/Kitchen -
Judith’s vintage kitchen would be fresh and clean. It would have modern conveniences, yet have charm echoing the home’s 1940s style.
To achieve her dream we bumped out the back, doubling the kitchen’s footprint with a kitchen addition. This gave us room for a cozy office area, a generous work triangle, an island, and a small powder room. We removed most of the wall that separated the kitchen and dining room and repurposed a stained glass window as a visual barrier to define the areas. Under the stained glass sits a Schooner blue with Chocolate glaze island. Distressed maple tops the colorful island to replicate a vintage kitchen sideboard.
The main kitchen is Brilliant White Shaker cabinets with polished chrome knobs and cup pulls. We installed natural soapstone countertops with simple edge detail and backsplash to keep the vintage feeling. White shelving with distressed metal corbels displays Judith’s collectibles. A delicate blue beadboard backsplash offsets the white cabinets and shelves.
Vintage Feel, Modern Convenience
No detail was overlooked from the new oak hardwood flooring to the Pella windows with top row grilles. We used caged pendant lights in the kitchen and a vintage fan circulates in the office area. We used a white farmhouse sink and period-look stainless steel faucet to keep that vintage kitchen feel.
To enhance the vintage style, we paneled our dishwasher and tucked away the microwave and exhaust. The red 1950 reproduction appliances take this kitchen to a whole new level. The Elmira gas range with warming drawer and the refrigerator with ice maker, include all the bells and whistles of today’s appliances but with retro charm. Above the range, three antique tiles add a splash of color, and behind the range, simple white subway tiles with Schooner blue corbels finish the space. We created the perfect vintage kitchen for Judith.