Kitchen Before & After: A Vintage Kitchen Opens Up (and Gets More Windows!)

Reader Kitchen Remodel

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.

Kitchen Resources

Knobs (Anthropologie and Lowes)
Cabinets (Kraftmaid via Lowes)
Floors (Bamboo)

Carpentry by Rick Walker and Danny Walker

Thanks for sharing, Nicole!

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