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Flashback Friday: 1940s Kitchen Remodel

We are throwing it back this blog post to this gorgeous Wynnewood home! Originally built in the late 1940s, this home had a kitchen layout that was not very accessible which made it difficult to entertain guests. With homes built over the past 40 to 50 years, we see a common misconception regarding kitchen layout. Many homeowners believe that the original layout is the only possibility and will typically just replace the countertops or cabinets.

THS partnered with Airy Kitchens to create this beautiful new space! The kitchen designer and owner of Airy Kitchens, Sean Lewis, shared with us the homeowners vision and goal for this remodel:

“The owners of this charming English cottage style home planned to open up their entire first floor, but ultimately wanted to keep the kitchen in a small corner of the house. They asked us to make the existing space feel as large as possible and to add cabinetry to the family room for extra storage. Our team designed custom cabinets that created symmetry and added unique details and charm throughout the kitchen. A tall refrigerator is hidden behind distressed oak paneling with arched doors. The subway tiles wrap the window opening for a seamless and vintage look. In the family room our wet bar includes a wine fridge, paneled refrigerator drawers, and upper cabinets fit with reclaimed vintage glass. The new peninsula adds seating, storage, and a second oven. Adjacent recessed cabinets hide small appliances and baking supplies. Of all the details in this layered space, we think the rounded open shelves near the sink are the best. So much vintage charm!”

The current homeowners (and our repeat clients) are thrilled with the final results! If you have a difficult kitchen layout that you have been wanting to change, please contact us - you’ll be surprised at the amount of possibilities!

Cabinetry style: Custom beaded inset shaker doors

Flooring: ¾” Oak stained to match existing floors in the home

Countertop: White Carrara marble

Appliances: Wolf, Subzero, Summit & Bosch

Fixtures: Kohler & Newport Brass

Photos: Rebecca McAlpin

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