Reader’s home – kitchen renovation

Posted on Tue, 23 Nov 2010 by KiM

Morgan of Seattle, WA emailed about the recently completed remodel of her mid century modern house and wanted to share her new spiffy kitchen. Here is some info from Morgan: “Here are a few “before” shots of the kitchen…the pictures are the fuzzy wide lens shots that realtors take…it was way worse in person 🙂

A wall came down, the 20 year old laminate floors and formica countertops came out and my dream kitchen with an island went in! We bought this circa 1956 house in Northwest Seattle last spring for its kitchen-remodel potential. Galley kitchens are the norm in Seattle and mid century houses are rare in the close in neighborhoods. When we found this house, we were so excited to have a home where the kitchen was the heart! I had a folder on my desktop full of images from desiretoinspire, ready to put to good use in our design process. Thank you for the inspiration!
The backsplash tile is Villeroy-Boch in an awesomely European large format- 12″ by 36″. After falling in love with $70 a foot tiles at Ann Sacks it was a huge relief to find this at $12 a foot! The cabinets are walnut and the countertops are white quartz.
” I love it all – the walnut cabinetry and the backsplash are HOT, and I’m a sucker for white quartz countertops. Great job Morgan!!! Check out the after photos after the jump!

Kathryn says:

Would it be possible to see more photos of that fireplace? I have a similar fireplace and we are trying to figure out what to do around the base for the hearth. Help!

corinne says:

BEAUTIFUL! How awesome that the inspiration came from desiretoinspire 🙂

I absolutely love the transformation of this space! And i agree, white quartz countertops are fabulous and timeless! You got me so excited, im yelling alot hahaha 😀

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Felicity says:

I actually liked the before shots better…. orange and walnut seem rights out of the early 80s…..

Danielle says:

Awesome…great job!

sarah says:

Hi! Can you tell me from where you got your new cabinets? Lovely!

wow! this kitchen is incredible. Great job!

inga says:

Almost prefer the 'before' look… walnut units with oak floors? range cooker? not integrated dishwasher? orange glass splash back?
Love the reindeer sculpture on the wall, though.

sofia says:

I agree with Inga, it´s a great renovation, but the before kitchen was full of light and charme and it seems in very good shape, too. With some accessorizing would be perfect, with the vintage feel that I love.
But… the after is beautiful, don´t get me wrong.

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