Kitchen Remodel..1960’s

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4 Months

We bought this little house a year ago, in a 55plus community. the kitchen was very small and closed in,hubs had to promise,written in blood,we would open it up. Now,this is not a 500$ fix,nor 2500$ fix. Everything had to go,except for the appliances. Which I had wished the previous owners had just left alone. These are soooo cheaply made. Anyway,we got a designer at HD..worked with her for a few months in design. Awesome knowledge and help. We had never done this before,and kept learning..noooo..that won’t fit..wont work..etc. so here is before and after.
kitchen remodel 1960 s
Very old and very tight. Laminate as a backsplash, both arms extended across was the size.
kitchen remodel 1960 s
Took the walls out,refinished wood floors,added new wood floor in kitchen.
kitchen remodel 1960 s
Totally opened up into living room,now I can be part of jeopardy and wheel!🤗
kitchen remodel 1960 s
This is one of the best things...very wide drawers instead of the 5 18-20 inches. These are 30? Anyway..if you do nothing else,get very wide drawers,everything goes into 2 -3 drawers and everything has a very tidy space of its own. Sooo easy to find whatever. I was very hesitant about only 3 drawers as opposed to 5 smaller ones! But this is the best,
kitchen remodel 1960 s
We spent a bit on the hardware..that is the jewelry for the room! Worth it!
kitchen remodel 1960 s
The island is movable,and has huge drawers for pots,pans,plastic ware..and a garbage pullout! Awesome. No more bending!
So there you have it. It’s not perfect..that’s because we did not want to move plumbing or electrical. But that’s ok! 🤗😽 thanks for looking!

Suggested materials:

  • Cabinets
  • Laminate countertop

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1 question
  • Bet31915015
    on Apr 30, 2018

    I have a question about the new wood floor. How did you get it to blend with the previous wood floor?

    • Bernice H
      on May 1, 2018

      He also used different woods on the floor to replicate the varieties that were already there.

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  • Eroque022810
    on May 2, 2018

    Wll thank you for sharing. It looks great. I'm very happy for you and pray that you have many great years of use out of that fabulous kitchen.

  • Beth
    on Aug 17, 2018

    I just love a beautiful and functional space. This is just lovely! I think my favorite part is that gorgeous tile 😍

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