Before & After: Andi's Vintage Modern Kitchen

Before & After: Andi's Vintage Modern Kitchen

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Nancy Mitchell
Dec 22, 2013

At the end of the year, we're taking a look back at some of our favorite projects from Renovation Diary, where we shared with you the story of a real renovation, from start to finish (and all the bumps along the way). Today we're taking a look at Andi's kitchen, whose lovely features like peeling linoleum and falling-apart cabinets left more than a little to be desired.

In the post that introduced us to their kitchen, Andi shared that she and her boyfriend Dean loved their San Francisco apartment, but hated their kitchen. It was small and cramped, with appliances shoved into random corners (like the stove in the pantry), and everything was falling apart. (Check out this post for a diagram of the changes that were made to the kitchen's floor plan.)

Andi and Dean shared with us their inspiration for their finished kitchen (clean, classic), and their projected budget for the project. Then it was time to get to work. Click on the links to read more about each week's progress.

(Image credit: Andi Forker)

Week 1 meant the beginning of demolition, and a few interesting surprises.

(Image credit: Andi Forker)

On Week 2, the contractors came and moved plumbing and gas lines. Dean and Kevin developed a solution for the old chimney found in the wall.

(Image credit: Andi Forker)

Week 3: Andi shopped for vintage cabinets. They also re-framed the door to the laundry room, helping to rectify some issues with traffic flow in the kitchen.