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Before and After: A Kitchen Goes Victorian

When a New York couple bought their dream house, a Queen Anne Victorian, they discovered that the kitchen had been stripped of its period details. Instead of soaring spaces and crown molding, the dated kitchen had minimal counterspace, poor light, and very little room to cook.

To see what the couple did to remedy these issues,


Working with an architect, the couple expanded the kitchen so it extended along the house's entire back wall. They installed a center island, a dining area, and French doors that open to a side porch. With the use of materials such as crown moldings, soapstone, and marble, the kitchen finally fits with the rest of the house.

Check out This Old House for the details.





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