Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Kitchen has been finished for a few months so it’s my turn to share here. I really appreciate everyone’s help here in making this a reality, especially the early discussion on whether or not an island could fit (it does) and figuring out where to put the refrigerator. And many thanks to Mindimoo for all her advice!

We lived in the Cape Cod style house for almost five years before undergoing a two story addition off the back, which included a new dining area, mudroom, and family room downstairs and a new master bedroom and bath and another bedroom upstairs. We also reconfigured existing space, including the kitchen. When the house was built in the 1950s, the dining area was its own room off the kitchen. The previous owner took down the wall separating the rooms in the 90s, creating a peninsula between the work area and the dining area. In this remodel, we took out the peninsula entirely, making the whole kitchen a work area and moving the dining area into its own space in the addition. So we needed to redo the kitchen in order to make the previous dining area usable, but we couldn’t sink a lot of our budget into this portion of the project. Thanks to everyone here, we attempted to make smart choices for long term results. Our look is "contemporary cottage." Hope you enjoy looking!

Tile: Custom mix mosaic behind stove from Susan Jablon, matte white 4x4 from local store

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