Kitchen Refresh and Repurpose:

A local school teacher in Sonoma inherited this home from her late father. The original kitchen was dark and enclosed, and didn’t allow enough space for meals to be prepared for a large extended family. We refinished the cabinets, installed new granite countertops, cabinet hardware, appliances and even roll-out shelves in the cabinetry. We removed the upper cabinets between the pantry and the fridge, and created a pass-through that now allows the homeowner to be able to watch TV or visit with guests in the family room while working in the kitchen. The biggest change we made, though, was taking down the upper cabinets above the peninsula. It opened up the kitchen to the dining room, but also eliminated a lot of storage. So, we repurposed those upper cabinets and turned them into a storage cabinet in the entry. Problem solved! No storage lost, and new piece of furniture created without having to purchase a thing! Repurposing at its best!

Credits: Ian Stewart (Finish Carpenter)