Keeping Classic Charm in an Updated Kitchen…

A classic never goes out of style.

That’s why our goal for the kitchen renovation featured in this Project Spotlight was to retain all of the original charm, while also making the updates that our clients desired.

This project was a complete remodel of the kitchen and breakfast nook of a 1968 ranch home. The existing kitchen was a classic, well-equipped 1968 kitchen, complete with avocado green appliances. The client is the original homeowner, and was very happy with the original layout. 

Since the space itself didn’t need to be re-configured, we concentrated on updating the look and functionality of the room, while remaining true to a 1960’s ranch-style vibe.

We removed the existing cabinets, Formica counters, avocado appliances, drop ceiling, and laminate flooring. We also removed and replaced two existing windows with newer energy efficient Andersen 400 Series casement windows..

The upgrades were plentiful: cabinets with roll out drawers and shelving, updated Bosch appliances, and hidden task lighting. To the delight of our client, we even sourced and included a custom pull for the wine storage cabinet.

The existing sentimental butcher block counter was refinished and repurposed for a prep area. We used Leviton’s Renu® outlets and switches to bring a fun color to the dramatic backsplash. For ease of use and durability, we specified Earthworks Parkhill Luxury Vinyl Planking for the flooring, which gives the look of real wood without requiring as much work to maintain. 

We removed a kitchen that was designed and installed by the current owner over 50 years ago, with an abundance of sentimental value. It was so rewarding to see the homeowners so happy with the results, and not a shred of regret.