Who: Laura K.
Where: Collegeville, PA
We achieved the timeless look that we had envisioned. We put in a mix of soapstone and marble countertops, installed antique beams, disguised modern appliances as best we could with cabinetry, and installed a reclaimed antique brick floor over solar-powered hot-water radiant heat. After the remodel, the traffic flow of our house has greatly improved. Previously, the only way to get to the rest of the house was through the kitchen. Expanding out by just 8 feet allowed us to open up our entire first floor and allow friends, relatives, and pets to relax and visit with us while we cook and entertain.
Who did the work: I did some of the work myself, but a contractor did most of it
Cost: $50,000 to $100,000