A 1930's Kitchen Redux

This kitchen was taken down to the studs! A bay window was installed where there wasn’t one, bringing in more light and views to the space. The maple cabinetry has a champagne finish and features glass fronts with display lighting, oil rubbed bronze hardware and under-cabinet task lights.  Glazed maple crown molding and baseboards match the cabinet hardwood.  Marmoleum (natural linoleum) tiles replaced vinyl sheet flooring. Custom Roman shade valances  hide energy efficient cellular shades fronting Marvin wood windows made to look like vintage leaded glass. The granite table top in the breakfast nook matches the slab counters and rests upon a cast iron base.  A pocket door with frosted glass was added to an open doorway, giving the option of closure, while still borrowing light.  The tumbled marble backsplash is inset with custom made Pratt & Larson tiles in a bronzed finish.  Believe it or not, you’re looking at the under-counter Sub-Zero refrigerator & freezer, hidden by matching cabinet panels. Although everything is new and updated in this lovely kitchen,  the era of the house was honored with select details such as the checkerboard floor pattern, old school bin pulls for the drawers and the simplicity of period-appropriate Shaker style cabinets. This design and remodel was featured in the Architectural Heritage Center’s Kitchen Revival Tour in Portland, Oregon.