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Joan O'Brien

job1926...well, how about putting up some pics of it? I hope you don't mind my saying that, but, you might be surprised by some of the comments and suggestions you get to update and freshen it, without a complete tear out of cabinets, etc. My kitchen is 1976, never been updated even, and I love it. I plan to have new counter tops, (not granite, hate it) but the layout is superb, and the cabinets are all in great working condition with pot drawers. So, let's see your pics.

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job1926

The "nix" pics are on Houzz. I think you can find them if you search our remodeler, NJW Construction. Thought HARD about saving some of it, but the house itself was built in 1936 so the 1970s kitchen was not original. Oh, and every wall and cabinet had decades of imbedded cooking grease in them--which you could smell on a humid day! The stove was an odd 27-1/2" wide with matching range hood that still worked! (Totally posting that pic!) but it was built in, with non-replaceable burners and I do hard-core canning, plus cook around 3 major food allergies. We went back to the Depression-era farmhouse with painted cabinets (the original white particleboard ones are in the garage) and the green was reimagined in the new lower cabinets. Miss the Wes Anderson/Partridge Family/Brady Bunch vibe, but real-life overruled!



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Patricia Dowd

Lots of comments on this idea book - too many to read them all. But those questioning the costs, remember the costs differ according to the geographical area the home is in. Renos in NYC and SF are going to be more than in South Carolina and North Dakota. It's all relative (and regional), people!

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