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From 1980's Country Nightmare to Rustic Industrial Dream, This was my 1890's farmhouse kitchen in the Stix... that last saw a makeover in 1985. We're talking blue laminate countertops, bargain basement laminate flooring, white aging appliances, and a blindingly boring white tile backsplash. As part of a six week overhaul on my 3000 sq foot farmhouse, we gutted the kitchen - except for the cabinets with handmade inset doors that were lovingly built into place by one of the owners many decades ago. The cabinets were painted Chelsea Grey and upgraded with black iron hardware. We opened the doorway to the dining room and moved the fridge to an underused wall on the other side of the kitchen. We laid hand scrapped hickory floors in various widths to keep the colonial farmhouse feel. I chose a level 2 granite countertop in Nero Wave - a beautiful black granite with white veining. We used reclaimed barn board from the local lumberyard to create a custom backsplash to balance out the modern elements that were used in the kitchen. And what's a farmhouse kitchen without a big, deep apron front sink? The 30" sink and an oil-rubbed bronze faucet in a vintage design are at the heart of the kitchen. But the cherry on top? That's the custom-built barn door that replaced the old blue interior door that linked the mudroom to the kitchen. It was built with reclaimed hemlock siding from an old Pennsylvania corn silo. Someone had it planed down for flooring but returned it to the lumberyard because it was "too" rustic. Boy, I'm sure glad they did, because it made a lovely barn door that keeps the chill off from the uninsulated mudroom and fills the empty space next to the fridge. With rolling barn door tracks, it exudes the kind of beauty in function that is the epitome of our design., Kitchens Design
From Mid-60's to 2014 in 30 Days Before and Afters, Cambria Quartz is the center attraction of this space on the 9 ft. island and counter tops.  Love the mosaic above the slide in double oven., Kitchens Design
My Out Dated Kitchen, I hate my cabinets and I am at a point I am nit sure what to do please help me.  My kitchen is so out dated. I love watching your show  help., Kitchens Design
Kitchen backsplash help, Please help me decide on tile for kitchen backsplash. I have ivory fantasy granite, will be getting ss appliances. Planning on doing 3 x 6 subway tile. I like brutal honesty. That is how I learn., Kitchens Design
Amazing and unique flooring for my house, This flooring in this kitchen really sets it off. When you walk in what one word comes to mind??, Kitchens Design
Our $650 Kitchen Makeover, The hubs and I recently moved into a 175 year old house and couldn't wait to get our hands to work. First order of business was giving some attention to the kitchen which had recently (5 years?) been redone in a Tuscan type theme. While new appliances are on the agenda (read not in the current budget) and the dinosaur of a microwave will be replaced with an over-the-range one, we spent a total of $650 in here and did all of the work ourselves with the exception of the "soapstone" countertops which my brother who does millwork crafted for us. We are pretty pleased with the way it turned out., Kitchens Design

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