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Before and After: A Customized Kitchen

A Florida Craftsman home suffered from a dated kitchen reno. Its faux wood cabinets, sad linoleum floors, and dropped ceiling seemed more institutional than inviting. This Old House recently showed readers how the home's owner, architect Manny Occhiogrosso, changed it for the better.

Here's how it looked prior to renovation.

To see its updated appearance,


Manny extended the room by 46 square feet, and moved around walls to open the space and make it more functional. The room sparkles with cherry cabinets, a beautiful ceramic tile backsplash, and a new raised ceiling. I love the feel of the new and improved kitchen, which seems to match the style and period of the rest of the home.

For more details, check out This Old House.

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hanako66 hanako66 8 years
wow, what a transformation!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
LolaMD LolaMD 8 years
oooh love that backsplash
swati05 swati05 8 years
bunnyOhare bunnyOhare 8 years
I love the stove too but it doesn't really seem to "go" with the makeunder that the room got. I agree with cfp that it's going to be dated VERY quickly since it almost seems that way now! Maybe next year, we'll see this same kitchen getting an update ;)
cfp cfp 8 years
Honestly, other than that stove I'm not crazy about it. It looks like the type of kitchen that's going to become dated in a hurry. It's too "this moment"...not that it's not much nicer than before.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
Oops. Apparently my excitement about the stove caused me to double post :oops:
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
I'd be willing to fight all of you for that stove! ;)
smileyface smileyface 8 years
ooooh thats so nice! and i'm with pinkerbell--i'd kill for that stove and i love the colors of the backsplash! sigh, i can't wait to have a
pinkerbell03 pinkerbell03 8 years
I'm drooling over that stove (and backsplash too)!
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
Very nice!!!
kristyy kristyy 8 years
Even though I don't cook, I want that stove!!
urban-chic-101 urban-chic-101 8 years
Love it! What a difference...
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
That is quite a transformation!
sonya-ina sonya-ina 8 years
Oh man, that is 4 bazillion times better than before!
tkoblondee tkoblondee 8 years
I love it except for the dated rounded shelves...
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
oh wow! what un up-date! I am so in love with that backsplash!
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