1925 Kitchen Renovation - Fine Homebuilding

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1925 Kitchen Renovation

comments (0) April 5th, 2009 in Project Gallery
ErikAndKaren ErikAndKaren, member

1925 bungalow: renovated kitchen
1925 bungalow: dysfunctional and ugly kitchen
1925 bungalow: dysfunctional and ugly kitchen
1925 bungalow: renovated kitchen
1925 bungalow: renovated kitchen
1925 bungalow: renovated kitchenClick To Enlarge

1925 bungalow: renovated kitchen

Our 1925 bungalow in Asheville, NC, had seen many frightening updates in the last 80 years. As part of our whole-house restoration, we tackled the dysfunctional and ugly kitchen, whose notable features upon purchase of the home were:

  • Awkwardly laid-out design, maze-like
  • Laminate flooring over many layers of vinyl (including some with tar adhesive) and indoor/outdoor carpet...all over the original hardwood floors
  • Paneling over plaster walls
  • Wallpaper border along top of wall, covering gaps between paneling and ceiling, cabinetry and ceiling, etc
  • Water damaged ceiling from long untended leak in upstairs bathroom
  • Blue Formica countertops matching 1980's French wine theme in decor (fake grapes and vines hanging from trellaces, grape/wine themed wallpaper)

Primary improvements through renovation:

  • Restored original plaster walls, installed period trim work
  • Restored original hardwood floors
  • New layout with central island and plenty of cabinet and counter space
  • New mission style cabinets
  • Concrete countertops
  • Patio doors consistent with design
  • Custom pot rack


Design or Plan used: My own design - Karen Ostergaard, Urban Home Revival
posted in: Project Gallery, kitchen, cabinets, renovation, bungalow, 1920's

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