Kitchen Remodel Series
Before: The 1964 galley-style kitchen served as both cooking area and passageway from the living room to the dining room. The original kitchen was too small even for the previous owners—they built a tower in the dining room to hold the oven and microwave, as seen in the left forefront. This was the full kitchen.
After: We now call this area the "butler's pantry." Recessed canister lights on dimmers and a 10-foot track of low-voltage halogens illuminate the area, along with undercabinet lights. Note that the passageway to the living room in rear is totally opened up; walls and doorways were removed. Just beyond the tall cabinets on the left is the walk-in utility closet, with a recessed bi-fold door to leave room for pet dishes.
After: The butler's pantry, as seen from the opposite direction (the living room). The cooktop end of the peninsula in the main kitchen appears in the rear, with a new window behind it.
FoodWine's Kitchen Remodel Series
(with Survival Recipes)
- 1/27/01 Introduction, PLUS: Remodelers' Survival Recipes, Phase 1
- 2/03/01 Part 1: Recipe for a Remodel
- 2/10/01 Part 2: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: Remodeling 101
- 2/17/01 Part 3: Major Appliances: The Ultimate Power Tools
- 2/24/01 Part 4: Experts from Heaven—and from Hell
- 3/03/01 Part 5: Demolition to Drywall + Survival Recipes, Phase 2
- 3/10/01 Part 6: Cabinets Arrive: The Fun Begins!
- 3/17/01 Part 7: Countertops: It's a Material World+Survival Recipes, Phase 3
- 3/24/01 Part 8: From Floor to Finish
- 3/31/01 Part 9: The Kitchen is Served: The Cook's Final Tips
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