Before & After: An Updated 1940's Kitchen

Before & After: An Updated 1940's Kitchen

Richard Popovic
Jan 19, 2012

While having a "green" kitchen is a desirable trait these days, it had a whole different meaning in the 1940's. A green floor, green walls and even a green ceiling is what Linn and her husband faced when they purchased their bungalow last year. But after a month of hard work the only green they'll have to live with now is the envious kind.

While Linn admits the green kitchen was kind of charming in its own way, she wanted a much brighter, cleaner and more efficient use of space. She achieved it in spades with the addition of a stainless steel counter, freshly painted cabinets with new hardware and white subway tile from floor to ceiling. The real stunner is the marble and granite floor tiles laid out in a diamond pattern, drawing the eye effortlessly down the room.

To allow for better work flow and more natural light they moved the location of the stove and refrigerator. One detail that we found particularly interesting is their use of a separate fridge and freezer, meaning the unit you see in the pictures is all fridge, no freezer, and the full-sized freezer lives in an adjacent laundry room. We are not sure if this arrangement is for everyone but it certainly allows for a lot of flexibility in food storage.

There are many details to drool over in this remodel so head over to The Home Project and commence ogling.

(Images: The Home Project. Via: DIY Del Ray)

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