What do you do with an 1800’s farmhouse that has an outdated 1960’s kitchen remodel? A large room had been closed in to create a dark U-shaped kitchen. The rest of the space had been left to create dark hallways that wrapped around the central kitchen. Since the 1960’s addition of the family room was also found to be a different floor height it wasn’t easy to see how the two spaces could be opened up and flow as one.

  • The kitchen walls were removed and all the utilities were moved into the original outer walls.
  • Once the floor was leveled with furring strips from the lowest to highest, the space was ready for cabinetry.
  • The chimney and laundry chute were hidden behind what looks like a large pantry to the right of the microwave.
  • The cabinet is actually only 9″deep and is a great place for spices and small dishes.
  • A secondary doorway to the living room was closed in to add wall space for the fridge and an additional deep pantry.
  • By opening up the door to the back porch with french doors, light poured into the new kitchen.
  • A grey stained island gives contrast to the white painted shaker cabinets and coordinates with the grey subway back splash tile.


The homeowners couldn’t be happier with how the kitchen now flows from one room to another and has become the highlight of the home!

(last 2 pictures are before)


Location:Verona, Wi