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The homeowners of this charming 1924 home in Santa Clara were ready for a major style overhaul of their kitchen. The kitchen had undergone several remodels prior to them owning the home, but had not captured the design aesthetic of a 1920s home or the charming period details of a California bungalow.
The homeowners had a clear vision for their new kitchen: every detail must reflect the vintage of the home. Early 20th century kitchens were no-frills, hard-working spaces designed primarily for food prep. That meant that the 1970s-style oak cabinets, parquet floor, and white tile counters had to go.
Soapstone, a natural quarried stone, was selected for the countertops as it was commonly used for kitchen surfaces in the 1920s. The dark surface (it darkens more when you oil it) provided great contrast to the new white shaker cabinets. A drain board was integrated into the countertop, another common feature in vintage kitchens.
Cabinetry defines the style of a space so extra attention was devoted to getting every detail right. The inset cabinet doors were finished with exposed hinges, a typical feature in older kitchens. Paneled doors were added to the refrigerator and dishwasher to create a clean sight line in the galley-space. A custom cabinet was designed to cover the hood and maximize storage space. Period details such as furniture-style toe kicks and oil-rubbed bronze hardware add vintage charm to the cabinetry.
For the backsplash, the client wanted a simple subway tile that wouldn’t compete with the strong contrast created with the black countertop and white cabinets. Marble with its timeless appeal was selected for the backsplash tile. An arched niche with marble mosaic was designed for behind the range to create both a focal point and storage space for oils and spices.
The farm style sink, a standard in 1920s kitchens, was complemented by a pull-down faucet in a shiny chrome finish. The faucet’s slightly industrial, hard-working style was common before dishwashers changed the way we clean up in the kitchen.
The final touch was to remove the dated parquet flooring and integrate an oak floor that matched the original hardwood floor used in the adjoining rooms and throughout the rest of the home.
For the featured renovation in this article, Case® Design/Remodeling received a NARI META Gold award. With Case, every single aspect of your home improvement needs is covered. The process-driven team at Case always strives to facilitate a logical sequence of steps that will help break down and simplify the remodeling process, while keeping the project on track and moving forward from design to completion. For more information, you can visit their website at www.CaseSanJose.com, or call 408-484-3884 for a free consultation.
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