Remarkable Remodel: Before and After 1920s Kitchen

Househappy —  January 14, 2015 — Leave a comment

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File this away for future inspiration when buying or remodeling a home. When Becca and her husband started work on the kitchen in their 1926 Dutch Colonial home in Kansas City, MO, it looked like this:

What a difference three months (and enlisting the help of a professional) can make. The new kitchen looks like an entirely different house!

According to Apartment Therapy, a combination of poor quality materials and years as a rental had left the old house looking rough, especially the kitchen. After living with it for awhile, they decided it was time for a change and hired a professional contractor to help them remodel the room. They tried to select styles and materials for the remodel that matched the era of their home, and went with classic choices like subway tile, marble countertops, and a farmhouse sink.

The remarkable “after” on this foreclosure kitchen remodel reminds us not to overlook a home that may look dated or need some work. With a little time, professional help, and a bit of an investment, you can come out on the other side with a room that will suit your taste and stand the test of time, not to mention greatly increase the value of your home. Many people would not have been up for the challenge, but this couple stepped up and made the house their own, and will be rewarded for their efforts for years to come.

Source: Apartment Therapy

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