|Project by Ick||posted 01-14-2013 04:32 AM||2567 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
Daughter and husband recently purchased a mid-1950’s house in Colorado Springs and the kitchen had never been remodeled. It was very narrow (8’ 3”) and the corner originally had a washing machine installed. A previous home owner had moved the washer, and replaced it with a dishwasher, but had left the drain pipe sticking up thru the countertop. The layout was terrible, and the drawers were worn out. It needed an upgrade desperately.
Well, a couple of months making the cases, and then her father-in-law and I put them on trailers and took them to Colorado. 7 longs days of demo and rebuilding that took everything back to the studs. Somewhere in it’s life, the roof had leaked and the sub-flooring the cabinets was rotted (the floor joists were solid).
Finished product included 2 corner cabinets with 45 degree fronts. One houses the sink, and the other a lazy susan, in both the upper and lower, with an appliance garage in between. The sink straddled a corner (as it did in the original kitchen); so the sink needed to steal a couple of inches from the adjoining cases.
The range is still approximately where it was, but rotated 90 degrees and placed in the end of an island.
Another challenge was that there was an air return in the wall behind the range. This was incorporated into the island, behind some open shelving.
Another view of the U part of the kitchen with the sink in the corner (daughter’s preference).
I need to make another trip to install backsplash and flooring and do some molding, and a floating shelf in front of the air return; but I’m glad everything fit when designed 700 miles away.
-- Craig -- Bartlesville, Oklahoma