Tucked just below Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza is Brookside, a charming neighborhood designed by J.C. Nichols in the 1920’s. Each Brookside home is charming and unique. In these homes, you’ll often find beautiful entryways, gorgeous wood molding, and built-ins. This is one of the reasons the homeowners of this kitchen remodel were so excited to purchase a home in this area.
The Kitchen Before
While the homeowners loved their new home, they knew they had several projects ahead of them. The kitchen in their beautiful 1920’s home had been remodeled in the last 20 years and just didn’t fit within the period of the home. The kitchen layout wasn’t ideal and had an awkwardly placed island. It was also fairly closed off from the dining room and front of the home.
Soon after closing on their home the homeowners contacted Schloegel in hopes of a new kitchen. Amy Boeshaar worked with the homeowners to make their hope of a period kitchen a reality.
The Kitchen After
The new kitchen perfectly captures the historic charm of the Tudor home and incorporates fun details tied in with modern conveniences. The island was removed and the fridge and stove were relocated. The wall was opened up connecting the dining room and kitchen. A door was also removed creating more space for cabinets along the back wall.
The Cabinets & Hardware
Amy and the homeowners’ selected artic white cabinets with inset doors and drawers. The beautiful built-in window seat was finished with a walnut stain and provides extra storage with its drawers. The hardware helps capture the era. The drawers have traditional cup pulls in polished chrome while the glass cabinets above the stove and cabinets below the sink have awesome latches. The remaining cabinets have classic, polished chrome knobs. Our homeowner had fun searching for vintage hardware and found jadeite glass pulls that were installed on the hutch cabinetry that sits along the back wall of the kitchen to add a fun splash of color.
The Counters, Backsplash & Vintage Sink
The counters on the back hutch/pantry are also different than the rest of the kitchen. They are a beautiful slab of reclaimed wood from the homeowners. The rest of the counters are a timeless soapstone. Soapstone is considered the original stone countertop and the perfect contrast to the white cupboards.
The backsplash throughout the kitchen is beadboard, which was widely used in the 1920’s as a decorative finish. It subtly adds texture to the kitchen while providing a nod to the 20’s. The fun school house and pendant lights also fit absolutely perfectly in the kitchen and were provided by the homeowner.
Likely the standout piece in the kitchen isn’t an obvious one. It is the vintage Kohler sink. The homeowner provided the sink and said it was found in it’s original box in new condition albeit some dust. The sink has a narrower drill for the faucet which led to a few tries before the right fixture was found. What’s better than a vintage style sink? An actual vintage sink!
This kitchen remodel turned out fabulous and the homeowners couldn’t be happier. No detail was overlooked in the design or execution. The charming new kitchen now fits with the rest of the 1920’s Tudor home.
Amy earned her Interior Design degree from Kansas State University. She loves working with her clients and helping them turn their vision into reality. Her design talent and attention to detail have won her a Gold and two Silver NARI REMY awards. She is a member of the NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association) and is a certified Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer (AKBD).
Are you thinking about a kitchen remodel? Contact Us to talk to a Schloegel exert about your home.