Thoughtful Changes Enhance Small Kitchen

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Sometimes a renovated kitchen doesn’t have to mean breaking down walls and relocating to a different spot in the house. When I spotted this kitchen reno on CasaSugar I thought it was a great example of smart, small changes on a tight budget.
The homeowners chose custom panels for our appliances so that they would disappear into the cabinet wall. They installed a discreet but powerful exhaust fan in the ceiling above the new range and tucked the microwave under the counter in order to keep the sight lines at eye level clean and unbroken.

Custom-paneled appliances were a splurge that didn’t leave money left over for fancy tile work, so they painted the century-old brick exterior wall rather than adding a backsplash. The flooring is the same vintage wide-plank pine that appears throughout the apartment.
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And what a beautiful after! Click here to see the couple’s awesome floor plan. Have you done a great kitchen redo on a shoestring budget? Send us photos!
Photos: Moya McAllister

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
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    Yes, identifying the main source of damage helps find the perfect solutions.  I think Category I is the most common among homes these days. Relocating the furnishings should be a priority before making all the necessary repairs.

  • Rebeca Jackson

    A cool articles right there mate ! Cheers for the website 

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