Maple Wall-Not Kitchen

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Project by Calmudgeon posted 12-13-2014 08:15 PM 1487 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a custom kitchen reno I did as a wedding present for my son and daughter-in-law. This early sixties bungalow suffered greatly from being chopped up, and an undersized, useless eating nook area just added to the poor utilization of space. Removing the wall between the living room and kitchen (a bearing wall; hence the bulkhead and posts) and widening passageways transformed the main living space into something much more inviting and conducive to both family living and entertaining. The nook area was replaced with an island and breakfast bar that added considerable storage and utility.

The only aspect of this reno that was contracted out – the granite countertops. Everything else – structure, cabinets, flooring (both repairing and refinishing the hardwood and installing the porcelain tile in the kitchen), electrical, and plumbing – was done by me with some help from my son and daughter-in-law.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#1 posted 12-13-2014 09:17 PM

what a great gift – this looks amazing!
not to mention the added value to the house
well done

-- Greg Simon

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#2 posted 12-14-2014 01:13 AM

Great job! Way to open the place up!


-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#3 posted 12-14-2014 01:35 AM

Wonderful work ,great job.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 12-14-2014 11:23 AM

Great insight and planning. Utilization with beauty, can’t beat it.

-- DonB

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#5 posted 12-14-2014 02:06 PM

Beautiful job. Lovely vision. Not sure who was responsible for the design but A+ and another A+ on the execution.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#6 posted 12-14-2014 02:08 PM

The design was mine, in consultation with my son and daughter-in-law, to make sure it suited their tastes and needs.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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