Vintage charm abounded in our clients’ 1950s kitchen (hello, robin’s egg blue cabinets!), but the charm did not outweigh the cramped layout, dated materials, and the need to update appliances. For this growing family who enjoy cooking together, tackling a kitchen remodel was high on their priority list, but they didn’t want to lose the character of the space.
Designer Jenni Jacobs led the homeowners through the McGuire + Co. design process to reimagine the kitchen layout for function, and to build a unique design scheme that felt warm and inviting, with a nod to vintage nostalgia. Early on, it was decided to salvage the blue glass light fixture that hung over the eat-in area of the kitchen and highlight it in the new layout.
In this full-gut remodel, our team took the entire kitchen, back hallway and powder room down to the studs. By demolishing a walk-in pantry and closing up one window, we captured space to elongate the kitchen and spread out the major appliances and work zones. With a base of natural Cherry wood cabinets, and layered with patterns, textures and a dash of playfulness, the new kitchen looks and feels anything but cookie-cutter.
Take a walk through this inviting space with our designer, Jenni Jacobs.
Check out our Before and After Gallery to see what this space looked like before the remodel, and see our full photo gallery on our profile at Houzz.