New Reveal (long) - Garage into Kitchen!
Hey all !
I finally managed to get photos taken of our new kitchen, which was finished just a few weeks ago. GW was a huge help ... I poured over post after post, gleaning info from everyone and really refining my vision.
It's a white, shaker-style kitchen, something I've always wanted after loving a previous deep wood/dark counters galley kitchen (old house), and after not-loving what this kitchen was (small, piecemealed, and grungy!)
The house is a beautiful old brick home from 1930, and the new kitchen is the old garage, which was attached on the western end of the home. Since we had to raise the floor (to meet up with the elevation of the rest of the home), we decided to blow out the two small rooms that were above the old garage, and take advantage of all the natural light provided through dormers, existing windows, and new windows and doors. This new kitchen has become the main "family entrance" to the house.
The old kitchen was the next room over, which you'll see now is much better suited with a pantry, office, and the three doorways and two stairways that mucked it up before!
Obviously, it's still a work in progress ... the walls seem big and bare now, but I'm waiting for just the right things to display. The barstools need to be recovered, and you'll notice a small loveseat with some "placeholder" fabric draped over it!
In hopes of orienting you, here I am standing in the old kitchen, looking into the new kitchen (old garage). The bay of windows over the sink is where the old garage carriage doors were. They were great old wood on hinges … we repurposed them into a cool fence on the far side of a new garage.
Here we are looking out the front of the house. The two windows were original to the house (garage). Since we had to raise the floor significantly, they dip back behind the counter. I was certain I would drop things back there, but nothing so far (just dust!)
The cedar beams appear much more reddish in color in this photo than in real life. Since we removed the second story (which contained 2 old-school servant bedrooms, more recently a tiny office and defunct playroom), we needed the support of steel plates and big beams to keep the house together!
These gorgeous doors (bad photo, sorry), open back on themselves, creating a huge view out the back. We keep them secured, and just use the one on the right as our main entrance into the house from the garage and the backyard. It's a dream, in terms of traffic flow!
Here I am standing further back in the old kitchen. The door on the left is small stairs leading to the basement, and used to be the only access to the old garage, which was three steps down. We blew the wall open to create the open flow you see.
Here is our "mudroom" of sorts … a locker for each person. It's more than enough space for coats, backpacks, shoes, devices (plugs for everyone!), and now I'm just trying to train everyone to use them!!!
The lattice panel is hiding a mini-split HVAC system. Since this area has such different heat/cooling needs, which thought this to be the best bet. It's worked well so far, and there is a small quiet compresser out back.
Above that, you'll see a small glass rail and balcony …. it's the old entrance to the upstairs hallway that lead to the small rooms we removed. Again, the finish isn't quite so red IRL.
View from the overlook.
A handy extra gleaned from GW. I suppose I should paint or finish it somehow!
This is the old kitchen. Next to the desk is a fabulous pantry … I will show it off soon, I hope … it's a big, huge mess right now!
Thanks for reading and looking, and thanks for the advice given over the past 2 years!
Cabinets: Custom Shaker, locally made. Ben Moore White Dove.
Pulls: Lewis Dolan, Lews Hardware Bar Pull Collection, Bar Knob in Brushed Brass, myknobs.com
Counter: White Moon Quartzite, honed, pencil round edge
Prep Sink: Kohler Napa Single Basin Cast Iron Bar Sink - White
Kitchen Sink: Kohler Riverby 33" Single Basin Under-Mount Enameled Cast-Iron ��" White
Prep & Kitchen Faucets: Delta Trinsic Pullout Spray Bar/Prep -Champagne Bronze
Floors: Oak 4” planks, custom stained to match existing floors in house
Island Pendants: Circa Lighting, Hicks Pendant Extra Large, Hand rubbed brass, Custom Length Added.
Above-window Sconces: Schoolhouse Electric, Isaac Sconce Long Arm, Brass
Between-window Sconces: Restoration Hardware, Library Sconce, Antique Brass
Range: GE Monogram, 48” dual-fuel with griddle and double ovens
Hood: Custom Cabinetry, GE Monogram 48” Insert
Refrigerator: GE Monogram, 36” Professional Built-In Bottom Freezer. Custom panel made.
Dishwasher: Existing Bosch
Microwave: Existing GE Profile
Bev Fridge: GE Monogram Stainless Steel Beverage Center
Walls: Ben Moore CSP 665 Cool Breeze In various degrees: 25% on walls, 75% and 100% on the ceiling/dormers
Cabinet & Desk Back Walls: BenMoore Slate Teal 2058-20
Range Backsplash Tile: Walker Zanger Studio Moderne, Petite Imperial, Ming Blue Gloss
Glass folding doors and over-sink windows: custom made, painted Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron, 2124-10
Here is a link that might be useful: The full kitchen revealed - more photos
This post was edited by Lauraeds on Mon, Jul 7, 14 at 18:19