In August 2012 Kitchn reader Nicole and her family moved into a traditional colonial home and spent the next few months reworking the entire first floor. The kitchen underwent a major transformation, from the vintage vibe you see above (charming, perhaps, but not ideal) to a sleek space fit for a modern cook. See what the kitchen looks like now:
More windows means even more light! We like the olive green cabinets, too. Here's what Nicole says about the renovation:
After the purchase of our home in August 2012, we invested in the entire first floor, transforming a traditional colonial home (4 rooms: 1 kitchen / 1 dining room and 2 living rooms) into an open floor plan, knocking down the interior walls. To add character and charm, we wrapped the support beams with reclaimed wood from a previous storm in our town. The kitchen features open shelving and additional windows, looking out to the back yard. The dining room area now has 3 lights above the kitchen table and the peninsula is the perfect size for entertaining or meal prep.
Carpentry by Rick Walker and Danny Walker
Thanks for sharing, Nicole!
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