Kitchen/Den – Before

Posted by on Dec 5, 2011 in Before Pictures, Kitchen/Bar | Comments Off on Kitchen/Den – Before

Kitchen "Before"

Kitchen Floor "Before"

The kitchen is really large especially for this age of house. After much deliberation we decided to keep the wood floor – though there is a strange break in the floorboards where we assume perhaps once there was a wall between an original butler’s pantry (now where most of the kitchen cabinetry is) and the rest of the kitchen. We may have to insulate though, since at the moment you can see daylight under your feet between the boards and see the ground under the house which is a bit disconcerting.

Back Door "Before"

The back door with a lovely stained glass transom, this will probably continue to be the door we use most often. Unfortunately we just discovered that this door (whose lock has been funky) is nailed on at the hinges. Yes, that’s right, some genius used nails to hold a heavy door on.

Kitchen wall into den "Before"

Behind this wall around the L shape kitchen is a small den, currently blue. The plan is to remove the wall, leaving the exposed brick of the fireplace on both side and put a bar into the den making a large entertaining space from kitchen to bar and opening up into the hallway by removing some of the added wall around what is now the oven, opening the sight lines from the dining/parlors into a more modern kitchen/bar space.

Den "Before"

Wall between kitchen and den "before"

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