Fresh Kitchen Facelift
A 1960s kitchen is given a fresh look with a new layout and updated materials.
Hide CaptionShow CaptionDesigner Jim Dove sectioned the room into three distinct areas: cleanup, dining and prepping.
Kitchen designer Jim Dove loved the architectural features of his Colonial home but not the 10x10 pink and floral 1960s-era kitchen. So he gave the room a facelift, bringing in updated appliances, a functional layout and lots of contemporary style. He knocked down three walls to create a large living kitchen with plenty of room for cooking and entertaining. He sectioned the room into three distinct areas: cleanup, dining and prepping. He says, "When you’re cooking, you’re at the center of the event. What’s nice about this is the eleven-foot long island. I was able to fit in everything I needed to cook with. I have a really nice spice area to the right of my cooking and in the drawers right below the cooktop is my knife drawer."