Mixing New and Old: After

Who: David E.
Where: Hiddenite, N.C.

First, we tore out the cabinet area over the bar part of the counter. In its place, a three-section cubby was added to house wine, pottery, etc. We then replaced the countertops with granite. I painted the cabinets white, built in a plate rack, and added a nook for cookbooks. The hardware on all cabinets was also replaced. I laid the backsplash in tumbled marble and added an area of design over the stove. We added a Wolf gas range and Fabyka vent system, and a stainless steel dishwasher, refrigerator, and sink. A Delta faucet replaced the old. I replaced the linoleum floor with a stone tile floor. A new lighting fixture added a bright work area.

Who did the work: I did all the work myself.
Cost: $5,000 to $10,000
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