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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.
Country Eclectic

Matt Blair

Country Eclectic

Oversized globe pendants bring a contemporary vibe over the stainless steel countertop. A multicolored tile backsplash contrast against the rustic wood ceiling beams, which are load bearing as well decorative.

From: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri
Reclaimed Wood Meets Brushed Stainless

Matt Blair

Reclaimed Wood Meets Brushed Stainless

The homeowners were ready to update their 80-year-old home in a historic part of Nashville. The old kitchen was impossibly small and impractical, but Kitchen Cousins Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri remove walls to open up the floor plan, install sleek white cabinets that contrast against the multi-colored tiled backsplash and create a large island with plenty of prep space.

From: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri
Chef-Worthy Cooktop

Matt Blair

Chef-Worthy Cooktop

After the renovation by cousins and licensed contractors, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, the Freeman's kitchen of their Nashville, TN home now features a stainless steel island that includes a range oven, as seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens. (After)

Framed Built-Ins...

Matt Blair

Framed Built-Ins...

After the renovation by cousins and licensed contractors, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, the Freeman's kitchen of their Nashville, TN home now features a rotating storage wall with a built in pantry, as seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens. (After)

...Conceals a Hidden Pantry

Matt Blair

...Conceals a Hidden Pantry

After the renovation by cousins and licensed contractors, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, the Freeman's kitchen of their Nashville, TN home now features a rotating storage wall with a built in pantry, as seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens. (After)

Nashvegas Lights

Matt Blair

Nashvegas Lights

After the renovation by cousins and licensed contractors, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, the Freeman's kitchen of their Nashville, TN home now features a music city sign decked out with lights, as seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens. (After)

Casual Dining

Matt Blair

Casual Dining

Rustic wood plank dining table and bench are paired with a contemporary orange chair and glamorous white chandelier, creating a stylish contrast and cozy breakfast nook.

From: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri
Skateboarding Is Not a Crime

Matt Blair

Skateboarding Is Not a Crime

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

Meet the Homeowners

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

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

Work In Progress

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Benchwork

Benchwork

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

BEFORE

BEFORE

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AFTER

Matt Blair

AFTER

After the renovation by cousins and licensed contractors, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, the Freeman's have a brand new kitchen in their Nashville, TN home, as seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens. (After)

BEFORE

BEFORE

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AFTER

Matt Blair

AFTER

After the renovation by cousins and licensed contractors, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, the Freeman's have a brand new kitchen in their Nashville, TN home, as seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens. (After)

BEFORE

BEFORE

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AFTER

Matt Blair

AFTER

Exposed reclaimed wood ceiling beams add a rustic touch to this contemporary kitchen. The long kitchen island is clad in stainless steel countertops and features a base of rough-hewn wooden legs made from driftwood. Bright white cabinets add lightness to the space, while a custom touch is a concrete apron-front sink.

From: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri
BEFORE

BEFORE

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AFTER

Matt Blair

AFTER

After the renovation by cousins and licensed contractors, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, the Freeman's have a brand new kitchen in their Nashville, TN home, as seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens. (After)

AFTER

Matt Blair

AFTER

Multicolored tiles create a striking backsplash that adds color to this contemporary, rustic kitchen. Bright white cabinets add lightness to the space, which features a concrete apron-front sink, stainless steel countertops and a large island perfect for prepping, entertaining and dining.

From: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri
Kitchen, Detail

Matt Blair

Kitchen, Detail

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

Kitchen, Detail

Matt Blair

Kitchen, Detail

After the renovation by cousins and licensed contractors, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, the Freeman's kitchen of their Nashville, TN home now features new cabinets and cabinet hardware, as seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens. (After)

Kitchen, Detail

Matt Blair

Kitchen, Detail

After the renovation by cousins and licensed contractors, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, the Freeman's kitchen of their Nashville, TN home now features a stainless steel island that includes a range oven, as seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens. (After)

Kitchen Island

Matt Blair

Kitchen Island

Kitchen Cousins Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri transform this outdated kitchen into an open space that combines the casual breakfast nook. A large kitchen island clad in stainless steel countertops provides plenty of prep space. Simple white barstools are a great spot to grab a snack or sit to chat with the cook.

From: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri
Kitchen Island, Detail

Matt Blair

Kitchen Island, Detail

After the renovation by cousins and licensed contractors, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, the Freeman's kitchen of their Nashville, TN home now features a stainless steel island that is supported with driftwood, as seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens. (After)

Dining Area

Matt Blair

Dining Area

After the renovation by cousins and licensed contractors, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, the Freeman's kitchen of their Nashville, TN home now features a new kitchen with an Emerson dining table and bench, as seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens. (After)

Custom Bench Seat

Matt Blair

Custom Bench Seat

After the renovation by cousins and licensed contractors, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, the Freeman's kitchen of their Nashville, TN home now features an Emerson Dining room table and bench, as seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens. (After)

Kitchen, Detail

Matt Blair

Kitchen, Detail

After the renovation by cousins and licensed contractors, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, the Freeman's kitchen of their Nashville, TN home now features black saddle stools, as seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens. (After)

AFTER

Matt Blair

AFTER

After the renovation by cousins and licensed contractors, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, the Freeman's have a brand new kitchen in their Nashville, TN home, as seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens. (After)

AFTER

Matt Blair

AFTER

After the renovation by cousins and licensed contractors, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, the Freeman's have a brand new kitchen in their Nashville, TN home, as seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens. (After)

AFTER

Matt Blair

AFTER

After the renovation by cousins and licensed contractors, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, the Freeman's have a brand new kitchen in their Nashville, TN home, as seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens. (After)

Kitchen, Detail

Matt Blair

Kitchen, Detail

After the renovation by cousins and licensed contractors, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, the Freeman's kitchen of their Nashville, TN home now features new bar stools, as seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens. (After)

Kitchen, Detail

Matt Blair

Kitchen, Detail

After the renovation by cousins and licensed contractors, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, the Freeman's kitchen of their Nashville, TN home now features a new chandelier, as seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens. (After)

Kitchen Island, Detail

Matt Blair

Kitchen Island, Detail

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

Kitchen, Detail

Matt Blair

Kitchen, Detail

After the renovation by cousins and licensed contractors, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, the Freeman's kitchen of their Nashville, TN home now features a new chair, as seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens. (After)

Built-In Shelving

Matt Blair

Built-In Shelving

After the renovation by cousins and licensed contractors, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, the Freeman's kitchen of their Nashville, TN home now features a rotating storage wall with a built in pantry, as seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens. (After)

Concealed Pantry

Matt Blair

Concealed Pantry

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

Pantry, Detail

Matt Blair

Pantry, Detail

After the renovation by cousins and licensed contractors, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, the Freeman's kitchen of their Nashville, TN home now features a built in pantry and rotating storage wall, as seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens. (After)

Breakfast Bar

Matt Blair

Breakfast Bar

After the renovation by cousins and licensed contractors, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, the Freeman's have a brand new kitchen in their Nashville, TN home, as seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens. (After)

Kitchen Wunderkinds

Kitchen Wunderkinds

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