A Dramatic Update in a Vintage Space

When empty nesters, Bill and Anne, decided it was time to downsize they became the new owners of an almost perfect condo oozing with vintage charm.  The one exception in this beautiful space was the outdated, poorly laid out, small kitchen.

Before photo os a vintage kitchen remodel

Because this was in a 1916 condo building, relocating the kitchen to a larger area was not going to be an option.  But gutting the existing space, updating and reconfiguring the layout certainly was.

Creating functional space that made sense was the first priority.  The sink and range were relocated to make the work flow more logical, there was an old built in that was removed and additional cabinetry was added by the refrigerator to create another work zone.  

Kitchen sink moved in a kitchen remodel.

The range was moved to the adjacent wall to allow for a more functional cooking area

With a new floor plan decided on for this small space the homeowners wanted to add some drama, yet still be in keeping with the vintage character of building. Using a very traditional Homestead Panel door style, they opted to use Black paint for the finish.  The black painted cabinetry is unexpected yet looks so appropriate.

Black kitchen design in a vintage kitchen remodel project.

The color black takes up less visual space than the expected white, so the space appears larger than it actually is. Complemented with a Carrera marble backsplash and a White quartz countertop this little jewel box is a functional and visual delight.


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