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One-of-a-Kind Historic Philadelphia Kitchen

8 May

Kitchen Renovation Philadelphia
Another successful collaboration with kitchen designer David Stimmel made the pages of Signature Kitchens & Baths Winter 2013 edition (page 34). The existing 300-year-old kitchen was decidedly dark and dreary. Custom coffers and multistage crown molding add drama and host lighting that illuminates intricate details overhead and below. Creamy white cabinetry and white Carrera marble project even more light. A track and rolling ladder provides access to cabinetry that reaches the 12′ ceiling height.

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Before & After: Historic Lansdowne Kitchen Renovation

10 Oct

Before & After: Lansdowne Kitchen Renovation

Lansdowne, PA – The original 265 square-foot kitchen featured orange laminate cabinets,dark brown laminate flooring, and a dropped tile ceiling that had been a band-aid to conceal cracks and water damage in the original plaster ceiling. During the renovation, the entire first floor kitchen area was reconstructed to make it more open and spacious.

After  – The connecting countertops that once dominated the kitchen were replaced with a functional central island featuring a soapstone sink and a dining area. An additional 110-square-foot space was created next to the kitchen to provide a quaint and intimate breakfast nook filled with natural light. Three pendent lights suspended over the island provide a more classic feel, while recessed lighting brightens the entire workspace. To polish off the room, stainless steel appliances were installed including a stove top range with a stainless steel hood, a double-oven and French-door refrigerator with a bottom-mount freezer. The kitchen’s redesign created a modern and welcoming space, which captured the true essence of its history and appealed to the desires of the family.

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