Desperate Kitchen Makeover: Music-City Rustic Charmer

Kitchen Cousins Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri take on a truly tiny and unbelievably cramped kitchen, blow out some walls and fashion a new and creatively eclectic space for a cool Nashville couple.

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

Photo By: Matt Blair

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Country Eclectic

From: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

Reclaimed Wood Meets Brushed Stainless

From: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

Chef-Worthy Cooktop

Framed Built-Ins...

...Conceals a Hidden Pantry

Nashvegas Lights

Casual Dining

From: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

Skateboarding Is Not a Crime

The kitchen backsplash is a mosaic of wood tiles reclaimed from old skateboards.

Meet the Homeowners

Brent and Erica love their 80-year-old home in a historic part of Nashville, but their old kitchen was impossibly small and impractical. Their kitchen wish list reads: "More space (We have the smallest kitchen ever!); an open floor plan that works for family gatherings; new countertops and appliances since we both love to cook."

Color Consult

John and Anthony make a trip to the paint store to pick out a palette for the new kitchen and adjacent spaces.

Work In Progress

Benchwork

Anthony creates a handmade wooden bench for the new informal dining space.

BEFORE

AFTER

BEFORE

AFTER

BEFORE

AFTER

From: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

BEFORE

AFTER

AFTER

From: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

Kitchen, Detail

Anoterh of the kitchen's most distinctive touches is a concrete apron-front sink.

Kitchen, Detail

Kitchen, Detail

Kitchen Island

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Kitchen Island, Detail

Dining Area

Custom Bench Seat

Kitchen, Detail

AFTER

AFTER

AFTER

Kitchen, Detail

Kitchen, Detail

Kitchen Island, Detail

The new kitchen island is supported by rough-hewn wooden legs made from driftwood.

Kitchen, Detail

Built-In Shelving

Concealed Pantry

The built-in storage wall is hinged so that it can rotate out to reveal pantry space behind.

Pantry, Detail

Breakfast Bar

Kitchen Wunderkinds