Modern Kitchen

A young couple are renovating an unlivable 1890s house but are at a loss when it comes to the kitchen. Can a student designer modernize the space while honoring the history of the home?

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionMedecke rebuilds the existing lower cabinets and adds some new ones; then he paints them brown with almond trim and silver handles.
He paints the walls almond and the ceiling a cappuccino hue for an earthy color scheme. He replaces the countertops with granite-like Formica and adds a stainless steel island with a cement slab top for additional counter space. Finally, he creates colorful window treatments out of blue and white plastic squares for a splash of color and hangs a custom pot rack. His color choices are non-traditional for a kitchen but create a sense of warmth. His design employs a variety of textures including plastic, granite, steel, concrete and lots of wood.

hand-carved sideboard – Grandview Mercantile Co., Inc.
wall clock (074100601); candle lamp (Thomas O’Brien, 0655092578) – Target
laminate floor (Pergo Signature Casual Living, 117945, Heirloom Maple, 17") – Lowe's
chandelier (718202077610) – The Home Depot
paint: trim and cabinets (Bear Rug, S-G-790) – Behr
paint: walls (Almond Oil); ceiling (Cappuccino) – Glidden