Before & After: An Eichler Kitchen Gets an Era-Appropriate Remodel
When Karen and John moved into an Eichler home (a mid-century modern home in California built by real estate developer Joseph Eichler), they found a kitchen that had been overlaid with more traditional architecture instead of maintaining the mid-century look.
Karen and John set out to update the kitchen and restore it to a more era-appropriate style. Take a look at how it turned out.
Now that looks more like it! We love that Karen and John were committed to restoring their home to a look that was more in line with what Eichler originally designed, and that they did it with a few contemporary updates.
Here’s another look at the kitchen before they remodeled. The cabinets were covered with knotty pine wainscoting and the dark marbled countertops were a far cry from the spirit of the home.
In order to save on costs, Karen and John undertook most of the remodeling themselves — including pouring and assembling the stunning concrete countertops.
In addition to replacing the cabinets, Karen and John also installed vinyl composition tile flooring, globe pendant lamps, glass walls, and aluminum sliding doors. All of the updates took nearly a year, but the results are totally worth it!
Finally, the geometric Fireclay Tile backsplash might be one of our favorite details about this kitchen. It adds bright color and visual interest, thanks to the cube pattern.
Even more impressive is that Karen and John installed the tile themselves, too.
- Read more: You can see the full remodeling process on their blog, Destination Eichler.
Thanks so much for sharing your remodel with us, Karen!
Have a remodel or a DIY project to share with us?
Submit it here!