Tuesday, May 25, 2010

arlosmom's Kitchen

New "Antique" Kitchen in 1905 Foursquare

Contact: arlosmom (My Page)
Posted on Tue, May 24, 10
Link to arlosmom's Gardenweb finished kitchen post
Link to arlosmom's kitchen photos


  • Cabinets: Crownpoint (I ordered them primed and hand painted them myself with Ben Moore OC13 oil based satin impervo)
  • Countertops: Santa Rita soapstone
  • Backsplash: antique subway tile with Pratt & Larson egg and dart accent liner tile
  • Cabinet hardware: antique latches and pulls, mostly from ebay
  • Flooring: reclaimed heart pine in random widths from 8"-13"
  • Lighting: antique lighting that we cleaned and rewired
  • Range: Wolf all gas
  • Range hood: Viking insert in custom steel powder coated hood
  • Dishwasher: Bosch with cabinet panel
  • Refrigerator: Amana that we purchased when we bought the house, but cabinet built for 36" counter depth
  • Sink: double drainboard sink came with the house; my guess is it dates to the 1930s
  • Faucet: Chicago faucet with custom spout ordered from Baths From the Past
  • Paint: wall color is Dusty Trail from American Pride (certified "green")

When we bought our 1905 foursquare house in 2004, it was in very original condition with few updates or changes. That was a big part of the appeal for us. The widow who owned the house before us had been here since 1942, and she and her husband had raised their five children here with only one bathroom.

I loved the original kitchen, but it was small and had no dishwasher (and no place to add one), and very limited cabinet and counter space. It also had 4 doorways, a back staircase, and a low window to work around. We made the original kitchen into our breakfast room (changing as little as we could about the space), and built a rear addition with the new kitchen, a small walk-in pantry, powder room, and screened porch. We tried very hard to keep the look and feel of the original kitchen and make a space that fit with the character of the whole house. The new kitchen space is approximately 10' by 17'.

Whenever possible, we incorporated materials that were original to the house, salvaged or antique. The wood floors, lighting, cabinet hardware, sinks in both the kitchen and powder room, doors (to the pantry, powder room and screened porch), and stained glass panel are all old.

Broom Closet
Cabs Wall>12in Deep
Cabs Wall>36in High
Cutting Board Storage
Feature: Drainboard
Feature: Full Extension Drawers
Glass Doors
Hood Custom
Inset Doors
Lighting Pendant
Lighting Under Cabinet
Microwave Shelf
Pot Rack
Sink>30in Wide
Spice Storage
Trash Pullout
Unique Hardware
Unique Window
Walk-in Pantry
Salvaged building materials (flooring, doors, hardware, lights)


Liz said...

Gorgeous!! Love the windown above the sink. Beautiful job, congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Love your kitchen! Question, how do you like your sink? I am thinking of putting one in my 'new' kitchen, but have heard negtive things about them, chipping, etc... would love your thoughts. GREAT job!

Nicole R. said...

Now this is an awesome kitchen!!!I love it. We did a budget remodel of our kitchen in our 1930 bungalow and used many "similar" materials (not as exquisite, however). I love it!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful, so thoughtfully and respectfully done. Really shows attention to detail and to what's right for the house. Congratulations and thanks so much for sharing with us!