Kitchen of the Week: Swapping Out the 1980s for the 1890s
Beadboard-backed open shelves, a hearth-style stove surround and a roomy table are highlights of this Massachusetts kitchen
By Becky Harris, Houzz Contributor
It’s easy to see why Marylou and Bob Graham love to eat at their kitchen table. Before they hired Heartwood Kitchens to gut the room, it had a dated 1980s look that was at odds with the rest of their 1890s Dutch Colonial home. Thanks to the renovation, their kitchen now is light-filled and full of Victorian-era charms, including antique English transferware tiles, vintage-style drawer pulls and beadboard.
Location: Melrose, Massachusetts
Size: 255 square feet (23.7 square meters)
Designer: Nancy Hanson of Heartwood Kitchens
When it came to a table or island, this family was kitchen table all the way. “They love to have impromptu casual dinners with friends about three times a week and eat at the kitchen table,” says designer Nancy Hanson. They do have a portable stainless steel island they pull out when in full-fledged chef mode.
Originally, the ceiling beam was raw, but Hanson had the contractor trim it to match the millwork in the rest of the room. One design challenge was dealing with the sloped roof: In a room where the molding atop the cabinets meets the ceiling, it makes for an awkward moment above the upper cabinets. SEE AND READ MORE . . .
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