Historic Chicago Kitchen Redesign

These homeowners want to update their kitchen while maintaining its historic charm. They turn to some design experts to renovate their kitchen.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionBy removing a few walls, the kitchen becomes a much more open and inviting area.
By removing a few walls, they were able to expand the space for a much more open and inviting area. Glazed maple cabinets combined with black granite countertops add a casual touch to the room. The refrigerator and pantry are disguised to look like armoires, and the black finish on the island coordinates with the cabinetry in the butler's pantry. The homeowners now have a kitchen built for the 21st century that fits seamlessly with the traditional look of their apartment.

tile for shower walls (Pearl Crackle, Single Bull Nose, Mediterraneo, Big Horn Collectibles); wainscot in bathroom (Pearl Crackle, Single Bull Nose, Cote D'Azure); kitchen backsplash (Tribeca Line, Broadway Liner, Classic White); bathroom floor tile (Bianco, Nero Polished Basketweave, Sicis) - Material Marketing
bathroom wall paint
(AC-28, Smoke Embers); kitchen and butler's pantry wall paint (2144-40, Soft Fern) - Benjamin Moore
glass shower enclosure - Karesh Mirror and Glass
medicine cabinet
(PLM 2030WB, white, Robern); vanity light fixture (#0182-14, City 212, Motiv); pedestal sink (Revival Series, K-2008-8, K-2004, white); decorative glass shelf (A9050-24 PN, Embassy); water closet (Revival Series, K-4355, K-36130, K-4615-BN, K-9446-BN, white, Kohler); pantry faucet (U.477OX, Perrin and Rowe); kitchen sink (MHX-610, Franke); kitchen faucet (K-690 BN, Kohler); bathroom trim (A4914XM PN, Rohl); bathroom volume controls (A4912XM/TO PN, Rohl); shower arm (208-15 PN, Newport Brass); single-function hand shower (1300 PN, Rohl); lavatory faucet (A1408XM PN, Rohl); tissue paper holder (A9060 PN, Embassy); 24" towel bar (A9020-24 PN, Embassy); 18" towel bar (A9020-18 PN, Embassy); butler's pantry cabinetry (Beringer, Maple Black, Omega); island and entertainment center cabinetry (Ashford, Heirloom Black, Omega); kitchen cabinetry (Beringer, Maple Pearl, Omega) - Community Home Supply
decorative hardware for entertainment center
(hanging pull, CP3706-DN; knob, CK9317-DN, RK International); decorative hardware for butler's pantry (cupboard latch, 9280.5 SN, Merit; egg knob, A827-14 SN, Alno; recessed pull, 222-B15, HB Ives); decorative hardware for kitchen and island cabinets (bin pull, 405-15, Colonial Bronze; egg knob, A827-14 SN, Alno; 5" fixed pull, CP3701-DN, RK International; 12" fixed pull, CP3703-DN, RK International; hanging pull, 3706-DN, RK International; knob, CK9317, RK International) - Clark & Barlow
butler's pantry backsplash
(White Carrara marble, polished finish); marble countertops on island and butler's pantry (White Carrara marble, Ogee edge, polished finish); marble countertops in kitchen (Absolute Black granite, Ogee edge, honed finish) - Roman Marble
Roman valances
(fabric: Scalamandre, 20293-006, Cherbourg) - Decorator Services, Inc.
glass entertainment center doors - Glassworks