And Now, The Kitchen
Old House Journal|January - February 2022
Using original bits and vintage pieces, making the kitchen functional was a high priority.
By Stacey Grant, Photography by Stacey Grant

We’ve been working hard on our 1929 Craftsman home. When I posted our kitchen remodel on a Facebook group home page, I was encouraged to send pictures to OHJ. To think, a year ago we were washing dishes in the bathtub—and there was a gaping hole in the bathroom wall. We have more to do, but I’m pretty proud of how far we’ve come.

A watercolor of the 1929 house captures its homey quality.

We bought the house, a stuccoed bungalow, in July of 2020; basically, every room needed some love. It’s a solid house with lots of original things still intact— only one family had owned it before we bought it from the daughter of the couple who built it.

The Colonial Revival dining room in view beyond Maverick the Meatball and Hank.

We removed carpet in most rooms and three flooring layers in the kitchen to find beautiful pine floors. The kitchen and single bathroom needed the most work. They’d been remodeled in the 1970s, and had extensive termite damage. I run a cake business from the house, so I really need a good kitchen.

The Hoosier-type baking cabinet is a vintage piece that's still versatile.

ADDING THE FINISHING TOUCH

The pine kitchen floor, previously hidden, showed evidence of old repairs. The pattern disguises imperfections.

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