This adorable 100 year old home in a historic part of Houston was remodeled after fire and water damage. I was happy to work with the homeowners on the kitchen, bathroom, paint colors, moulding details, and the exterior. It's such a different style than the remodels of newer homes I usually do, it was fun to get to something a little different.
I posted about the exterior of this home
We started off keeping the existing pine floors using a rich, dark stained finish. We couldn't change the footprint of the kitchen, but we relocated the frig to the opposite wall to open up the space in front of the island a bit more.
The end wall where the frig was before really cut off the kitchen from the rest of the room.
I really love the cool color scheme and the new taller window that scales better for that space. The dark color on the lower cabinets and the white on the uppers kept the small space light and bright and open feeling. The schoolhouse light fixtures from Hudson Valley Lighting have a nice vintage appeal.
As with any remodel, sometimes you have to compromise. I wanted to take those cabinet to the ceiling, but a major drain was routed just under those joists at the ceiling above the cabinetry. We did a small furr down to enclose it, going as close to the ceiling as possible for maximum height and storage.
The new Sharp undercounter microwave saves space. A little handmade glass tile inset adds some detail to the backsplash. Outlets are placed horizontally just below the inset so they don't interrupt the linear quality.
A little kitchen vintage charm!
After photos by Miro Dvorscak
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