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Traditional Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover

Dark and uninviting, the galley kitchen design in this 1890s farmhouse called for a makeover. A family-friendly update keeps this kitchen's charm firmly rooted in the past, while creating an open layout and smart storage.


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    • Open Space Makeover

      Dark and uninviting, the galley kitchen in this 1890s farmhouse was transformed into a bright and welcoming family gathering space. The remodel discovered new space by completely gutting the existing kitchen, dining room, and a hallway. A wall separating the kitchen and the adjacent family room was torn down, integrating the spaces and creating an open floor plan.

    • Rooted in the Past

      Hand-finished surfaces, aged materials, and vintage details made the new kitchen feel as though it had always been a part of the house. An apron-front sink and dark soapstone countertops give the kitchen a lived-in, authentic feel.

    • Family-Friendly Dining

      The addition of a built-in banquette provides a sunny space for casual meals and family activities. Drawers under the window seat provide additional storage. The combined kitchen and dining area keeps the room feeling light and open while staying true to the traditional farmhouse style.

    • Hand-Finished Appeal

      To counter the coolness of the pale blue cabinets and the white tile backsplash, the center island is finished in a warm, dark wood stain. Subtle brush strokes visible on the finished surface prove the work was done by humans, not machinery -- a characteristic consistent among all late 1800s homes. A second sink on the island is convenient for food prep.

    • Attention to Detail

      Cabinetry surrounding the stainless-steel French-door refrigerator offers storage for both the kitchen and the adjoining breakfast nook. All of the cabinetry was built on-site, allowing designers to keep the kitchen remodel as close to the original as possible to retain its country charm.

    • Disappearing Act

      Large cabinets flanking the stainless-steel refrigerator open to reveal shelves and small appliances. From window seats to island cabinets to smaller cabinets located near the ceiling, the kitchen boasts plenty of storage solutions.

    • Plenty of Prep

      Ample counter space on either side of the range and hood provides plenty of room for cooking prep.

    • Timeless Tiles

      White subway tiles recall kitchens of the past, but these smaller versions boast a beveled edge to make the kitchen appear larger. The crisp white tiles also reflect sunlight that now flows amply throughout the room. Cabinets fitted with glass fronts also provide an open look and make the space appear bigger.

    • Furniture-Style Details

      Furniture-style cabinetry legs mimic the look of freestanding pieces often found in early 20th-century kitchens. Period-appropriate details, such as the cabinetry's inset doors and hand-painted finish, stay true to the home's vintage appeal.

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