Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Kitchen Renovation in an Old Madison Victorian Home

Many of us spend a lot of time in the kitchen and we appreciate the importance of planning your kitchen remodel to match your lifestyle. The style of the kitchen design can set the tone for an entire house, or vice versa. We've written about this beautiful Victorian kitchen renovation before, and we have more to share!

Kitchen Remodeling Madison, WI

For this particular Victorian we created a blend of old and new. The doors, windows and much of the trim was original and we were able to match trim and details to create a seamless transition. The quarter sawn oak cabinets and the antiqued and glazed white cabinets were a nice compliment to one another and helped blend the old and new throughout. 

Details like antiqued glass cabinet doors, bead board, and an apron sink also create a vintage feel. The imported slate backsplash adds a great splash of color and helps tie the different colors and patterns of the kitchen together. Wall plaster and texture also add to the consistency and style of this beautiful 107 yr. old Victorian.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Kitchen Remodel Designed for Cooking and Entertaining

We do a lot of kitchen renovations at Artisan Remodeling. Every kitchen project involves careful thought to the cook, or cooks, in the kitchen. We plan the cabinetry details to reflect how the kitchen will be used and by how many people. Traffic flow is another big consideration when we design a new kitchen, as well as whether the kitchen is used strictly for cooking, or possibly eating and entertaining as well. Kitchen design details should be thoughtfully considered during the planning process to make sure the new kitchen is the right fit for the client, and the home.

This particular kitchen remodeling project is a 107 year old Victorian in dire need of updating. The growing family needed more space to move and cook and this old house (like many) needed a jump start to a new life. 

A dream kitchen designed for the cook!

In comes Artisan Remodeling. We removed the old butler pantry to create an open breakfast bar to the dining room. We added a double wall oven for special occasions, as well as a prep area and plenty of storage. The 10’ ceilings were begging for something special, so we created a custom ceiling detail including a marble mosaic “Harvest Wreath” complete with a dozen LED recessed lights. 

Multi-use kitchen and dining room design.

The overall style was consistent with the original feel while adding an updated look that blended with the original 100 + year old Victorian home.

Madison, WI kitchen renovation in a 107 year old home.