Project Description (Problem/Solution/Results)

This 100-year-old farmhouse was showing its age. The homeowners asked Riverside Construction to bring the kitchen and half bath back to its original glory—a home that hadn’t been touched for at least 50 years.

The dated, dysfunctional kitchen had 70s sheet vinyl, a single wall of cabinets, no storage, a dropped ceiling with tiles falling down, and plaster that was cracking. Thankfully, the kitchen had good bones with a solid foundation and original woodwork.

After removing the 70s sheet vinyl flooring, Riverside Construction sanded and refinished the existing 100-year old wood flooring. The dropped ceiling grid was removed and the original plaster walls and ceiling were patched leaving a perfect framework to create a stunning modern farmhouse kitchen.

Riverside Construction rearranged the appliances to create a better flow and added new upper and lower Wellborn Premier Series cabinets in a popular Hanover Inset Oak with slab drawer fronts that were finished in a blush stain. A new perimeter countertop was installed in a solid coffee brown granite and complemented by a 3×6 ceramic subway tile backsplash. Giving a nod to farmhouse roots, Riverside Construction then installed a beautiful antique brass pendant by Crystorama above the sink.

A functional center island was designed into the space with a stunning butcher block countertop and accented with aged brass schoolhouse shade pendants by Hudson Valley. The new inset cabinets and granite counters which paired with the butcher block on the island brought this old farmhouse kitchen back to life with modern amenities.

Last but not least, Riverside Construction transformed the half bath near the kitchen with cosmetic updates that included a new pedestal sink, Daltile Retro Penny Round flooring, antique light fixtures that were rewired to meet current electrical code, an antique medicine cabinet, and a fresh coat of paint.

Materials Description

  • Backsplash: Antiqua Feelings 3×6 Ceramic Subway Tile in ‘Milk’
  • Perimeter Countertop: Black Brown AKA ‘Coffee Brown’ Granite
  • Paint Color: Clark + Kensington Paint ‘Leaping Water’
  • Light Over Sink: Crystorama Lighting 3 Light 12in Wide Pendant. Antique Brass with Clear Glass Shade
  • Cabinets: Wellborn Premier Series Hanover Inset Cabinets with Slab Drawer fronts Oak with Blush stain
  • Cabinet Knobs: Deltana Antique Brass 1.2 inch x 1.8 inch Solid Brass Cabinet Lock
  • Cabinet Pulls: Deltana Shell Antique Brass 3 Inch Center to Center Cup Cabinet Pull
  • Sink: Elkay Quartz Luxe Undermount Single Basin Composite Kitchen Sink in ‘Ricotta’
  • Faucet: Moen Paterson Matte Black Single Hole Pull Down Kitchen Faucet 
  • Lights Over Island: Hudson Valley Lighting Dutchess Single Light 12in Wide Pendant Aged Brass with Frosted Glass Schoolhouse Shade
  • Half Bath Pedestal Sink: Porcelain Pedestal Bathroom Sink with 3 Faucet Holes and Overflow in White
  • Half Bath Toilet: Kohler White Memoirs Stately Two-Piece Elongated Comfort Height Toilet with AquaPiston Technology (Seat Not Included)
  • Half Bath Flooring: Daltile Retro Penny Round 1in Gloss Bold in White
  • Half Bath Faucet: Delta Cassidy Chrome Single Hole Bathroom Faucet

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