Classic Meets Current Kitchen Remodel and Design

1800s Classic Meets Current

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WNY Southtowns Gourmet Kitchen

Dating back to the late 1800s, this “caretaker” house on Lake Erie would be a challenge for any designer, but Jennifer Hutton of Artisan Kitchens and Baths was more than up to the challenge. Looking to give the owners more space for their large family gatherings and dinners, the designer sought to fully gut and redo the space from the ground up.


Professional appliance suite with two refrigerators, speed oven, and island hood; antiqued glass stacked cabinets; patterned tile floor; custom workstation in  attached informal dining room; custom mudroom cabinet near back door


20′ x 30′


Cabinetry: Kemper Warwick door in Maple with Dover paint
Flooring: Daltile City view
Countertops: Cambria Seagrove
Sink(s): Blanco
Faucet(s): Blanco
Cooktop: Miele
Oven: Miele speed oven
Hood: Miele
Refrigerators: Dacor, Summit
Dishwasher: Miele
Lighting: Capital Winter Gold Axis pendants
Wallcovering: Sherwin Williams Uncertain Gray paint
Backsplash: Daltile Artigiano
Hardware: Berenson Swagger
Stools: Holland

A number of structural considerations were made during the remodel, as HVAC ducting, weight-bearing beams, and a staircase all ran through the room center. In order to work around these hurdles, Hutton removed several walls and partitions, lifted staircases, and raised landings, all in an effort to give the space a more open, free-flowing layout while still maintaining some classic, turn-of-the-century touches.

Modern upgrades like tall pantry cabinets, a professional appliance suite, a mudroom storage cabinet, and dual refrigerators were incorporated into the design. To honor the home’s heritage and location, more vintage elements were incorporated as well, including antiqued glass stacked cabinetry by Kemper in the Warwick door style and patterned tile floors using Daltile products. The result was a classic-meets-current aesthetic that blends perfectly with the region’s history and ambiance.


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This kitchen was completely remodeled. The space was a full gut down to the studs and sub floors.


The biggest challenge in the space was reorienting the layout to accommodate an island, larger appliances and leveling the space. The floors were more than a few inches out of level. We also turned a U-shaped kitchen with a peninsula into an L-shape with and island and relocated the sink to create a more open, eat-in area.

An additional area that was taken into consideration was the half bathroom just off the kitchen. Originally the bathroom opened up directly into the kitchen creating a break in the circulation. The toilet was rotated 180 degrees and flipped the bathroom to the other side of the area allowing the door to open and close without interfering with meal prep.

Three of the most important design features include the bold navy blue cabinets, professional appliances and modern material selection including matte brass hardware and fixtures (FAUCET, POT FILLER, PENDANTS ETC…), Herringbone backsplash, tile and white marble countertops.


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Cabinetry – Kemper Echo Cabinetry
Hardware– Jeffrey Alexander stainless bar pulls
Countertops– Cambria Quartz Torquay
Sinks and Faucets – Blanco Anthracite undermount Silgranite sink. Moen Faucet Nickel
Appliances – Samsung French door refrigerator in stainless, Samsung slide in gas range, Whirlpool wall Oven/ Microwave combination, Bosch 500 series dishwasher, and Broan Elite series pro range hood.
Flooring – prefinished 3/4 oak hardwood.
Backsplash – Natural stone subway tile.

The Original kitchen in this 1970’s raised ranch was bright an open yet left the dining room closed off from the home and wasn’t large enough for the island that Joe and his wife would have liked. Joe and Tim from THI Co. had developed a plan relocate the kitchen to one exterior wall and allow for an island that would function for both seating and entertaining.

The challenge we faced was the original windows of the kitchen had to completely go. Relying solely on the open floor plan for natural light, Tim opened up the Dining room wall, removed the dividing half wall to the family room and widened doorways to the great room leading from the kitchen and dining room. The removal of the soffits and consistent wood flooring help tie together the adjacent rooms. The plan was for simple clean lines with subtle detail brought out in the trim on the cabinetry and custom 10ft island back panel. Finding a set of appliances was the next task. The kitchen was designed with the intention of being used. The Whirlpool convection wall ovens give the kitchen 3 possible functioning ovens with along with the Samsung 5 burner range. The end result is a simple elegant design that has all the functionality of galley kitchen yet the feel of an open kitchen with twice the square footage.


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The kitchen was a full remodel, along with much of the first floor.

The biggest challenge in the designing the space was coordinating all of the materials to work within the kitchen as well as within the rest of the house. The home was renovated to be more of an open concept plan, so the kitchen was open to the dining room and living room.

Top three notable/custom/unique features. Three notable features include the brick tile floor, custom wood countertop on the island and professional cooking appliances. The stainless steel farm sink and glass doors on the raised bar top add more detail throughout the space.

The project also included a mudroom and pantry area, complete with the same cabinets as shown in the kitchen.


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