kitchen remodel in 1890s farmhouse
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Detailed Kitchen

Who: Maria H
Location: Wyndmoor, PA

The kitchen of our 1890s farmhouse was awful! Robins-egg-blue cabinets, worn-down laminate countertops, damaged linoleum floors, peeling wallpaper, and eroding walls. That does't include the awkward full bath and laundry room opening right up onto it! It was dated, dirty, small, had no work flow and or dining area. The space received a major overhaul that we couldn't be more thrilled with. We removed a stone load bearing wall to enlarge the space and combined it with the dining room, renovated the entire kitchen complete with a 1950s refurbished stove, enlarged a stone window frame, moved a laundry and powder room and installed a beautiful gas fireplace. Care was taken to install period details such as antique light fixtures, a subway-tile backsplash, beadboard trim, match original casing and trim moldings. In addition a beadboard and plank ceiling was installed that really gives it old world charm. The fireplace mantle and slate surround complement the period look of the home and garden. We used an antique Louis XV French sideboard as a new kitchen island and created a separate piece of furniture to house the deep farmhouse apron sink.

Who did the work: I hired help
Cost: $50,000 to $100,000
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