This old kitchen just HAD to go!

Wow Great PlaceAugust 29, 2014
This kitchen, in the "Notre Dame de Grace" area of Montreal, was original to the house.
Other than the hardwood floors, not much was worth salvaging.
The countertops were only 32" high, and the fridge was oddly recessed into the wall by the back door.
When we pulled out the fridge to measure, we discovered a small hole in the wall that lead to a hidden area of space we opened up to create the breakfast bar!
Moving the stove to the previously unused area by the window gave this homeowner plenty of extra counterspace.
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Project: NDG Vintage Inspired Kitchen · See Project
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Here are a few more pics!
Vintage inspired kitchen · More Info

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3 Likes    Bookmark   August 29, 2014 at 5:36AM
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Sian Sampey
That breakfast bar is the star of that kitchen! How lucky to find that gem of a space hidden away!
5 Likes    Bookmark   Thanked by Wow Great Place    August 29, 2014 at 10:43AM
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quercus2
Nice use of materials
    Bookmark   Thanked by Wow Great Place    August 29, 2014 at 10:47AM
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OTM Designs & Remodeling Inc.
Great Job!
    Bookmark   Thanked by Wow Great Place    August 29, 2014 at 10:55AM
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solraven
Very impressive! The breakfast bar is quite brilliant. It's in a spot, where you have a view of the whole room, so it won't feel closed in and it's a perfect spot for someone to keep the cook company, without getting in their way.
    Bookmark   Thanked by Wow Great Place    August 29, 2014 at 11:22AM
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It was a moment of pure luck to find that space! And in the design, we kept an open area under the breakfast bar and added a plug so she could add a wine fridge tucked under there too! (not photographed)
1 Like    Bookmark   August 29, 2014 at 1:08PM
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This is what we found when we pulled out the fridge and opened up the wall (when we realized the measurements didn't make sense when we analyzed the room behind the kitchen!)
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solraven
Check that out. It even has baseboards! I wonder if it used to be a pantry. Did you see any marks where shelves used to be?
    Bookmark   August 29, 2014 at 7:31PM
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I know, right!? No, I don't remember having any clues as to what it might have been, no signs of shelving that I can remember, but I remember thinking it was weird that there was trim inside the wall cavity, AND it had once been painted. Perhaps it once housed an old icebox??
The other oddity was that the area between the counter and the fridge had a thick, odd, bumped out area, like gable ends, at either end of the super-low countertop. (You also see it near where the stove once lived)
Made me wonder if someone had done some sort of reno back in the fifties....
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villyol
J'adore! Quel beau changement!
    Bookmark   Thanked by Wow Great Place    August 30, 2014 at 9:10PM
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mlou72
It turned out beautiful! What kind and color subway tile is that? It's beautiful with the counter tops.
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makaloco
Excellent work. I love how you managed to keep the character of the original kitchen while making it so much more functional. The breakfast alcove is great!
    Bookmark   Thanked by Wow Great Place    August 30, 2014 at 10:35PM
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Thanks so much everyone!
And mlou72, that is a classic subway tile (3x6), in a bone colour, polished. We didn't want it to be too white, so we went with the creamier colour.
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mlou72
The color is perfect! We went with white and I wished I had picked something creamier. It's too white. I am now trying to darken the grout for a little contrast against the white cabinets. We shall see, yours turned out perfect!
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