THE HOUSE ON VICTORIA COURT KITCHEN RENO

Hello! Today I’m excited to bring you The House On Victoria Court Kitchen Reno. BUT, before I do that I have a winner to announce!! Congratulations to

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So, getting back to The House On Victoria Court Kitchen Reno…

We’ve decided to tackle this latest fixer-upper room-by-room. So in this case we started in the kitchen. While the kitchen renovation is not yet complete, I couldn’t wait to show you what we’ve accomplished so far. But first let me show you what the kitchen looked like when I purchased the home.

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Notice the ugly linoleum floors, the plywood walls, the red formica countertops, the dated cabinets and the drabness of the space. The light fixtures and the cowboy print window treatment would be goners. But, the one item that I knew I’d save in the demolition was the wall mounted sink faucet which I felt was attractive. And I admit, I love wall mounted faucets.

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So we demoed the space, replaced the plywood walls with drywall, built new custom cabinets, added a new, 24″ Risinger Fireclay Farmhouse Sink, $599 from Signature Hardware, and we retained the original faucet.

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THE HOUSE ON VICTORIA COURT KITCHEN RENO | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

If you too like my faucet, I found a similar, very affordable faucet from Kingston Brass here.

THE HOUSE ON VICTORIA COURT KITCHEN RENO | Kingston Brass Chrome Kitchen Faucet | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

In the building of the custom cabinets I even found a way to add a small area to house a few bottles of wine, because everybody needs wine when they are enjoying their mountain cabin.

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White subway tile ($1.20 sq. ft.) was added as a backsplash, and we ran it all the way up to the beamed wooden ceiling. And I used Grecian Honed Marble Mosaic Tile ($7.84 sq. ft.) for the countertops. No more red formica!

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The cabinets got painted white and the walls a rich gray called Cool Ashes from Bear Premium Plus Ultra.

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The original home did not have a dishwasher or a garbage disposer. We’ll be adding both. I retained the original vintage black milk glass cabinet knobs and have installed them on the new cabinet doors.

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I found matching black milk glass drawer pulls here for $3.99 each and we installed them on the new drawers.

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Above the sink I replaced the old wall sconce with this beautiful Brunswick Sconce ($280.00) by Barn Light Electric. We haven’t yet painted the kitchen window.

THE HOUSE ON VICTORIA COURT KITCHEN RENO | The Brunswick Sconce By Barn Light Electric | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

This is what the ceiling light looked like that was original to the kitchen.

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I have replaced it too with a Brunswick Stem Mount Fixture ($340.00) by Barn Light Electric. Big improvement don’t you think? The addition of amber Edison bulbs completes the vintage look.

THE HOUSE ON VICTORIA COURT KITCHEN RENO | The Brunswick Stem Mount Fixture By Barn Light Electric | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

THE HOUSE ON VICTORIA COURT KITCHEN RENO | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

To the left of the original sink area was this large vintage range which was in very good condition and probably functions better than any new range I could replace it with. So I decided it needed to stay. However, I wanted to find a way to incorporate it into the space so it looked like it belonged.

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I felt the best way to do that would be to build it into a little cooking alcove. Below is the photo inspiration I had for the new space I wanted to create.

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So this is what we built, a cozy little cooking alcove.

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It too was tiled in the white subway tile, but to give it some interest we set the back wall in a herringbone pattern.

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I’ll be adding a pot rack to the back wall, onto which I’ll be hanging a great set of vintage copper pans I purchased at Bella’s.

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THE HOUSE ON VICTORIA COURT KITCHEN RENO | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

So, this is what the entire right side of the kitchen looks like today. It’s not quite finished but it’s getting there. We still need to finish tiling the floor, install the dishwasher, paint the door and window and install the window treatments that I’m in the process of sewing.

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Now, taking a look at the other side of the original galley kitchen you can see that in lieu of cabinets on this wall there was a vintage fridge and a small table where a microwave occupied most of the space. Above the table was a wall-hung shelf. All together this amounted to little cabinet space and very little counter space. It was not functional at all, especially for folks that like to cook.

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THE HOUSE ON VICTORIA COURT KITCHEN RENO | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

THE HOUSE ON VICTORIA COURT KITCHEN RENO | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

So I decided to sell the vintage fridge and replace it with a beautiful new Summit Brand Energy Star 9.8 Cu. Ft. Refrigerator with Bottom Freezer from Signature Hardware, $1,296.00.

THE HOUSE ON VICTORIA COURT KITCHEN RENO | Summit Refrigerator & Freezer | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

We also built a long lower cabinet, and placed open shelves above them. I love open shelving instead of cabinet uppers. I can get away with doing this because the homes I renovate are second homes where an abundance of cabinet space is not needed. The shelf brackets come from IKEA.

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To accessorize the kitchen I purchased a wonderful collection of vintage pewter that looks great with my white and gray color scheme. Today I spent some time playing around staging things, but will fine tune everything later.

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THE HOUSE ON VICTORIA COURT KITCHEN RENO | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

THE HOUSE ON VICTORIA COURT KITCHEN RENO | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

THE HOUSE ON VICTORIA COURT KITCHEN RENO | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

I got this great set of cutting boards from H & M Home. I LOVE H & M HOME!

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Finally, I’m using a 20 1/2″ hexagon ceramic tile called Verese in Grigio from Arizona Tile in the space. We are just about finished with the install. I’m super happy with the results. What do you think?

THE HOUSE ON VICTORIA COURT KITCHEN RENO | Verese Grigio 20 1/2" Hex By Arizona Tile | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

Well folks, that’s about all I have for now on The House On Victoria Court Kitchen Reno. I hope you like it so far! We plan to complete the kitchen by the end of this week, at which time I’ll be sharing photos of the finished kitchen, so stay tuned!

If you’d like to see more of The House On Victoria Court check out this post where I give you a tour of the whole house and show you my design plan.

So there you have it: THE HOUSE ON VICTORIA COURT KITCHEN RENO

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