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

Reader Kitchen Remodel

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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:

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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.

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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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