Erin and her husband Ken purchased their 1934 Tudor-style home in July 2015 and spent that summer and fall renovating much of the house. They were working with a very tight renovation budget, which made tackling the kitchen a particular challenge. It had bug-infested cabinets, a crusty radiator, and a tin backsplash held on with double-stick tape. Since Erin is a DIY blogger and Ken is a commercial construction manager, who better to handle the project?
They reworked the kitchen layout so there was more counter space and better functioning work zones. All the systems were updated and new — including lighting, electrical, heating, ventilation and plumbing — yet the kitchen still makes sense given the historic time period of the home. All the finishes are light and crisp, and really brighten the room. The toekick heater is a really nice feature. It hooks up to the boiler but is tucked under the sink cabinet — a nice update from the old bulky radiator.
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