Name: Andi Forker
Type of Project: Kitchen Renovation — full gut remodel
Location: San Francisco, California
Type of building: 1890's Victorian condo
Before: The kitchen, although graced with beautiful large windows, left a little something to be desired.
After: A new kitchen from the studs inward, including a new Kohler sink and industrial task lighting above the windows for more functionality.
Check out this post to see diagrams of the changes that were made to the kitchen's floor plan.
Before: the old refrigerator, shoved awkwardly into a pantry, and the old stove sitting in front of what used to be a fireplace.
After: the kitchen has been enlarged by removing a wall and opening it up to the hallway. The new fridge and stove sit in a special niche where the hidden fireplace once was.
Before: beat-up old cabinets.
After: the wall where the cabinets used to be has been completely removed, opening the kitchen up to the hallway beyond.
The new island, with zinc countertop, looking toward the dining room.
The vintage hutch provides storage for all dry food and baking ingredients. We added an electrical plug to the hutch and bolted it to the wall in case of earthquake, so it is as permanent as the other cabinetry now.
A close-up of the Blue Star range, with Ann Sacks tile behind.
Congratulations, Andi and Dean! Readers, Check out the full series to see the whole renovation process, step-by-step. And be sure to join us next week for a full budget breakdown.
The Renovation Diaries are a new collaboration with our community in which we feature your step by step renovation progress and provide monetary support towards getting it done in style. See all of our Reno Diaries here.
(Diary text and 'before' images: Andi Forker. 'After' images: Lindsay Tella.)