Before & After: A Gutted 1926 Kitchen Becomes More Stylish & Functional

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Last summer Sonja (of the blog A Couple Cooks) and her husband found a beautiful 1920s home in Indianapolis. While it had plenty of perks, a large kitchen wasn't one of them. They had six weeks to design their perfect kitchen before they closed on them home, and "it was a LOT harder than we would have ever expected," Sonja writes. However, they survived and the new kitchen is "pretty much a home cook’s dream!" See the gorgeous 'After' photos below:

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What a lovely transformation! Here's what Sonja tells us about her kitchen renovation:

We bought a 1926 home this past summer, gutted the kitchen and put in an entirely new kitchen. We designed the kitchen ourselves, with a little help from Pinterest and some friends. We hired a contractor to complete the reno, and we couldn't be happier with how it turned out!

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Materials Used

Cabinets: Aristokraft Benton in a White Finish
Floors: Stark Tortora from The Tile Shop
Island Countertop: Caeserstone London Grey
Outside Countertops: IKEA Beech Numerar Butcher Block
Open Shelves: IKEA Ekby Mossby
Pendant Lights: Pottery Barn Classic Pendant
Stools: Tabouret Stools from Overstock

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This is such a pretty open shelving setup — light, bright, neat and organized! You can see many more photos and read more about the design decisions at the link below:

Read MoreBehind the Scenes: Our Kitchen Reno at A Couple Cooks

Thanks for sharing, Sonja!

(Image credits: Sonja Overhiser of A Couple Cooks)

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