Expanding a Vintage Kitchen

Episode NWS-1204

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The Barteckis are thrilled to be expecting their first child, but their 1950s kitchen is bringing them anything but joy. A tight dining area, limited counter space, poor lighting and dated appliances equal a retro kitchen in dire need of help. Contractor Bob Longfield comes to the rescue with a plan for a modern, open kitchen with an attached dining room and family room.


    • cabinets, faucet, French door—The Home Depot
    • appliances—Grant Appliances
      14740 LaGrange Road
      Orland Park, Illinois 60462
      Phone: 708-873-0100
      Website: www.grantsappliance.com
    • countertops—Granitewerks, Inc.
      2218 N. Elston
      Chicago, Illinois 60614
      Phone: 773-292-1202
      Website: www.granitewerks.com
    • lighting, kitchen furnishings—Gem Electric Supply Co.
      11400 S. Cicero
      Alsip, Illinois 60803
      Phone: 708-597-9600
    • living room furniture—Darvin Furniture
      15400 LaGrange Road
      Orland Park, Illinois 60462
      Toll-free: 800-923-2232
      Website: www.darvin.com
    • living room furniture—Bay Furniture
      3249 E. Lincoln Hwy.
      Merrillville, Indiana 46410
      Phone: 219-947-7777
    • fireplace—A Cozy Fireplace
      6838 W. 95th St.
      Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453
      Phone: 708-233-6333
      Website: www.acozyfireplace.com