|Project by Calmudgeon||posted 12-13-2014 08:15 PM||1160 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
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