Fresh Ideas for the New Year
8 Total Kitchen Redos
Steal remodeling ideas from eight homeowners who knocked down, ripped up, and brought life back into their kitchens.
Moving the staircase to a more central location, near the home's entry, made room for an 8-x 10-foot deck accessible through French doors. A central island multiplied the space for food preparation and social gatherings.
Lessons From the Homeowners
"We wanted a light, airy kitchen, but we were determined to preserve the architectural integrity of this little Spanish casita. When you remodel the kitchen in a house of an earlier era, be prepared to do the footwork necessary to find the appropriate materials. If you don't, you’ll end up with a kitchen that's not in sync with the architecture of the home."
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