6 Incredible Kitchen Remodeling Ideas

What’s old is new for many of these kitchens, as historical details were preserved and highlighted during the remodels. Flip through the stunning photos to find out details about each project and to learn some tips for your own kitchen remodel.

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Let Light In

The existing kitchen was stuck in the dark center of this house on a narrow urban lot. The remodel incorporated a turret to allow light and air to flood the room. The kitchen was no longer a utility space for cooking and serving but was now, literally and figuratively, the center of the home and family life. Take a look at these kitchen over the sink lights that are both functional and stylish, too.

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Historical Updates

New cabinets, countertops, backsplash and appliances were all added, taking care with the details in order to maintain period charm in this thoroughly modern kitchen.

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historical kitchen remodel
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Show-Stopping Stove

This new kitchen was remodeled around a restored gas range, so matching that centerpiece appliance with period details was a must. The kitchen came together with traditional white cabinets featuring classic, stylish hardware.

arch in kitchen remodel
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Highlighting History

Revival tile backsplash with Chiclet liner, upper cabinets that integrated into a cove ceiling and a plaster arch that referenced an original detail all assisted in maintaining the period charm that the owners were drawn to in the original house.

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vaulted ceiling kitchen remodel
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Higher Ceiling

The remodel of a 1930s Los Angeles home removed walls to create a newly vaulted kitchen/family room detailed with wood beams.

wood kitchen remodel
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Warm Wood

A new working island designed to imitate farmhouse furniture is the centerpiece of the new kitchen.

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craftsman kitchen remodel
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Historical Craftsman

The focus of the remodel of this 1905 Los Angeles Craftsman home was a reorganization of the kitchen. The kitchen was moved and the new location, off the entry, is easily accessible by an arched opening.

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Period Details

Windows and French doors were added to a new rear patio creating a light filled through line from the entry to the kitchen and rear yard. New cabinets and finishes were done in period style as the kitchen was now visible from the entry and no longer a utility space for cooking only.

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green tile kitchen remodel
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Functional Small Space

The existing house was a single-story, 1,500-sq.-ft., two-bedroom, one-bath home. It was quaint, but too tight for a growing young family with two kids. The newly remodeled kitchen features a low peninsula countertop, which allows family and friends to sit and be a part of activity in the kitchen while still staying out from underfoot.

bright green backsplash kitchen remodel
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Modern Amenities with Historical Style

The cabinet style echoes the period while incorporating the functionality of soft-close glides and hardware.

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blue cabinets kitchen remodel
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Open Kitchen Flow

An arch to the breakfast room was added to allow family and friends to flow more easily between the public rooms, exterior and newly remodeled kitchen of this 1920’s Hancock Park home.

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Modern Finishes

Vibrant blue cabinets combined with raw brass accents and Moroccan tile to create a new focal point for family life.