The kitchen still has the old cabinets from the 1920s. In the 1920s, low cabinets were popular. Today, the bottom of the cabinets are higher, which allows for more room when using the countertops, and just looks lighter and more open.
Here I'm getting ready to trim off the bottom shelves of these low cabinets, using a multi-tool.
This photo shows how the bottom shelves have been removed.
Here we have the beginning of the subway tile installation. The wall where the cabinets once were has been smoothed.
Another view of the subway tile progress
This view shows the installation of the accent row, a nice decorative feature.
Here we have the completion of the east wall. Note: the stool and countertop extension are where the refrigerator was previously situated.
This shows the continuation of the subway tile, with a nice accent row suggested by the client. It does look nice. This picture shows how the countertop was able to extended by moving the refrigerator next to the stove. This was made possible by trimming off the bottom of the cabinets.
This shows the continuation of the subway tile as it goes behind the refrigerator.
Continuation of the subway tile, going behind the refrigerator.
This shows the new sink and how it contrasts well with the new tile and countertop.
Another example of the older-style cabinets
The customer decided to have this cabinet trimmed so that the refrigerator could be moved next to the stove.
This shows the original placement of the refrigerator.
This shows how the cabinets have been modified to accept the refrigerator. All that still needs to be done is to remove the old countertop which is to the left of the stove.
Here we have the refrigerator in its new position, which allowed for the counter to be extended.
This shows the old countertop about to be removed.
Deconstructing and recycling the plywood to make room for the refrigerator.