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Baby Boomer Kitchen Makeover

This 1960’s era kitchen, complete with period fur-downs, short cabinets, and a star-trek console island was ripe for a remodel. Traffic flow was a big issue, as the utility room and garage door accessed the kitchen in the middle of the work triangle.
By redirecting traffic flow through the kitchen by moving the garage access, and re-arranging the work areas, this gourmet kitchen is now ready for battle. Gone is the stain-grade cabinets, and console island, confusing layout, and the busy wallpaper.
The focal point of this new kitchen is most certainly the 9 foot, black walnut, Red island. This spacious Island has a myriad of cool features, including under-counter cubbies for toddler crafts, two distinct sitting areas for work or socializing, and an in-island microwave drawer accessible to everyone. Just behind the island is a beautiful Viking range sitting just under a custom patina copper vent hood. The kitchen was widened over 16” and all the new painted cabinetry, including the double refrigerator finishes off an open, light and airy new gourmet kitchen. Add the pull-out pantry cabinets, the redesigned “mother’s desk”, and the farmhouse sink, and you have a masterpiece.

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January 8, 2012
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This is rough-sawn Oak flooring, clearly with variable lengths and widths. Some of this flooring was over 15 years old, so we "patched" the areas where the new cabinetry went, then sanded and stained the entire floor.

I would not be overly worried about about durability, particularly if you select a good quality hard wood and, more importantly, have it finished properly. My advise is not to skimp on the flooring. The few dollars you might save with a cheaper wood or lesser installer will not save you in the long run.
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December 4, 2011
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The large hardware on the Refrigerator was from S&L Brassworks, Inc. (http://slbrassworks.com/) The make quite the statement! The item number is MC-8, and the picture is shown on their website under "Pulls"
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As part of their multipurpose kitchen, the clients also wanted a "Mother's desk" integrated into the space. A small workspace was built in the same style as the custom cabinetry, with plenty of storage. More Kitchens of the Week:Warm Up By the FireQuirky Texas RemodelA Warm and Eco-Friendly Update

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