Project Info

1960's Town house kitchen renovation

The owners had lived in this town house for several years and were looking forward to making some changes to the kitchen and living area. The previous owner had built the kitchen cabinets by hand and though high quality work, my clients wanted a design that better fit their needs and taste. When I met them, they had already set up a preliminary plan, but they were ambivalent about that design. They were apprehensive about being too wild so, while I left the specifics to their choice, I encouraged them to embrace creativity and gave my ideas for inspiration. From my perspective of restoration and historic style, I explored some aspects of 1960s design and these happened to correspond well with my clients ideas. Although some compromises were made between the clients themselves, the final result gave them a more functional kitchen with an unique design that expressed their creativity and alluded to the style of the 60's.

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From the living room doorway, unloved corner sink, worn out cork flooring
Laundry machines in the way
Not as useful as it could be
Space for the dog crate is no longer needed
The living room doorway was adjusted to a window opening giving more cabinet and counter space
The refrigerator could be moved left, allowing for a tall pantry
With the laundry machines gone there is room for a table. The wall color corresponds to the gray cabinet finish.
The laundry machines in the corner give more space in the room's center.
The sink is now under the window with a corner cabinet better utilizing that area.
Two cabinet colors were common in the 60's as well as today. The clients liked the idea of tile to the ceiling, another 1960's element.
The clients spent a great deal of time picking floor tile with a color to complement the cabinets and a shape suited for herringbone pattern.
View from the living room. The wider opening also allows a better view to that room from the kitchen.
The clients wanted interesting and unique tile and absolutely loved this mixed pattern porcelain tile.
The shallow patterns aren't easily noticed from afar but at closer inspection the random, intricate patterns create a look that harkens back to whimsical 1960's flair.

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