Projects & Improvements

Before & After: Cape Kitchen Gets an Overhaul

published Oct 25, 2013
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(Image credit: Lara Allen-Brett)

When Lara’s family bought their 1949 custom cape, the previous owners had lived there for 50 years and done virtually no upgrades. Says Lara, “The kitchen required so much work it was almost paralyzing.” The yellow wood cabinets were warped, the formica counters were peeling, the tile was troubling and the lack of workspace unworkable. Nonetheless, she knocked it into the 21st century.

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From Lara:

After 2 sets of plans and an enormous leap of faith with our contractor, we took out a wall that separated the narrow kitchen from a hallway. We more than doubled our footprint by taking over unnecessary coat closets and opening up doorways. Now we have seating for up to 5 at the island and more than enough room for multiple chefs in the kitchen. It is truly a dream kitchen, and it was worth the wait.

See more photos and details of this renovation at StagingbyLara.

Thank you Lara!

(Images: Lara Allen-Brett)