When updating a historic home in the Hancock Park area of Los Angeles, Sabine Klingler Kane designed the kitchen around her clients’ butcher-block island. “My client had the island long before we started the remodel,” she says. “It looks perfectly vintage, but it is actually a reproduction made from reclaimed wood. It is ideal for their young daughter as she does not need to be careful with her crayons and spilling food. It has drawers on both sides, and wine storage underneath as well as shelves for cook books. But the best thing is: Two compartments on top have been outfitted with electrical outlets to plug in tablets, laptops, phones and small appliances. It also has towel bars and a bottle opener attached to it — it is not only great looking, but also totally practical and functional.”
This kitchen features an accent wall covered in shiplap, a pine paneling often used in barns and historic homes. Custom reclaimed wood storage baskets decorate the wall, showcasing fresh produce. Blue and oak cabinets, recessed lighten,g and wide plank hardwood floors are used thought the remainder of the space.
Shaker-style cabinets fill these kitchen walls creating space for organized storage. French doors to a rear patio create a light-filled through line from the kitchen to the rear yard. A black island countertop breaks up the brightness and white color usage throughout the design.
This major condominium remodel combined the penthouse unit with an adjacent two-story unit in this historic cable building.The upper hallway features built-in bookshelves and cabinets to create massive, much-needed storage. Glass railing creates an open, contemporary look to the space.
Once a historic schoolhouse, the homeowners wanted the building turned into a cozy space for themselves and their five children, so designers used the former auditorium to create an open concept space that includes a large, galley kitchen with breakfast bar, a living area, breakfast nook and reading hammocks.
This major condominium remodel combined the penthouse unit with an adjacent two-story unit in the historic cable building. The new floor plan opens the kitchen up to the dining room and intimate seating area. Each window features a gray cushion and red throw pillow for a comfortable window seat.
For the full kitchen remodel of this 1940s south Minneapolis home, the homeowners removed a large wall radiator and replaced it with a toe kick heater, allowing them to capture the whole back wall for added cabinetry and countertop space. The design was created to maintain the historic value of the home.
The Point Loma, Calif., home was built in 1935 and needed a renovation to bring it to the modern world. During the remodeling, it was important to preserve the historic front facade of the home. An inviting front courtyard features beautiful landscaping, a brick patio and lap pool covered by pergola.
The kitchen at the home of Nick Reed and Joelle Arqueros in Van Nuys, CA as seen on HGTV's House Hunters Renovation. For this remodel, interior designer Doug Widand repainted the walls, resurfaced the cabinets and hardware to keep this historic part of the home. An etched floral pattern in the glass adds visual interest to the space.