Queen Anne Victorian
Host Joan Kohn visits the enlarged and updated kitchen in this Queen Anne Victorian home.
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- To integrate the bump-out addition and renovation with the original home, wide molding details were mimicked. The entry between kitchen and bump-out was enlarged to make the two spaces feel more adjoined.
- In addition to the windows on all sides of the bump-out, a large patio door leading to the screened porch floods the space with light.
- To create a less formal look in the efficient galley kitchen, beadboard cabinets in a simple Shaker style were painted soft yellow and finished with reproduction iron hardware. The walls in the kitchen and nook are painted a soft gray-green and the backsplash is golden beige tumbled marble. The counters are polished granite.
- A white 1930s vintage range was installed and converted from electric to gas.
- A small custom island was built to provide storage, seating and an additional work surface and landing spot for heavy pots. It is topped with the same granite as the counters.
- The original flooring was stripped and refinished to match the newly installed white oak flooring.
- A formal dining room with a dramatic brass ceiling was dressed down with the addition of a country French dining table, painted wood furniture and lots of colorful accents.
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