110 years coming to an end
It kind of saddens me to be taking the pry bar and sledge to the kitchen after it has stood essentially unchanged for 110 years, but the kitchen has exhausted it's usefulness and needs updating. The most recent addition to the kitchen is probably the sink which I imagine is 1950's.
The stove will be staying, and the light fixture will also be reused. The Westinghouse fridge (Sulfur Dioxide refrigerant) is not large enough to accommodate our growing family, so it must go. It is being replaced with a early 1990's Traulsen that I am having rebuilt with new compressors and r134a refrigerant.
I have acquired a vintage drain-board sink with an apron to replace the one that is currently in place (chipped and cracked). I will be custom building the base cabinet in my wood shop. We will be installing a 1200 CFM vent hood (cleaning grease off the ceiling has gotten tiresome). The stove wall and back splash is getting a white and blue talavera tile, and the black and white asbestos floor tiles are getting replaced with French ceramic tiles from Terramano Co.
The vintage china cabinet is getting carefully removed, paint stripped, and will be placed on the left wall. I will be building cabinets to match the same style that are about 3 glass panes in height instead of 4, and the lower cabinets will have a butcher block counter (I had considered copper, but I managed to acquire salvaged bowling alley lanes that will make beautiful counters).
In addition to tile, the stove side wall will also be framed out to accommodate modern construction features such as vented plumbing, and GFCI receptacles (note the complete absence of plugs in the current kitchen).
I will also probably be adding several can lights, and be putting up powder coated white tin ceiling.
Hopefully the new kitchen will last 110 years.
This post was edited by klavier on Tue, Dec 31, 13 at 10:15