The "What the Architect Might Have Done Today" Kitchen Makeover — Makeovers: Renovation Project

Makeover by: David (check out David’s bathroom makeover, too)Location: Glendale, CA

We purchased our mid-century ranch house in 2012. When it came to the kitchen we wanted to considerately update it in keeping with the homes era and architecture. The panels were yellowed with age and the look was really dated. For counters we decided to go with natural quartzite which has the look of Calcatta marble but has the durability of granite. The first owners commissioned Robert L Earl architecture to build the house and it was complete in 1962. • Are you interested in sharing a renovation project with Apartment Therapy readers? Under cabinets is LED strip lighting and electrical power strips. We were only the 3rd owners. I like to think it’s what the home’s Architect would have done were it being built today. Instead we removed a small pocket door and enlarged the doorway for better flow. The kitchen’s look is very similar, but better. For flooring we decided to extend the Acacia floors we installed in the rest of the house right into the kitchen. They were replaced with custom flat panel book-matched walnut cabinets built by a local workshop. Be sure to check out David’s bathroom makeover, too: The “Egg Yolk Yellow Brown Carpeted Bathroom” Makeover

Thanks, David! The kitchen’s existing floor plan was efficient and we didn’t want to change it or open it up completely to the rest of the house. (Image credits: After photos: Andrew Bramasco) Moving the electrical plugs under the cabinets created seamless look for the glass and marble mosaic tile backsplash. Contact the editors through our Renovation Project Submission Form.

Updated: 20.11.2014 — 16:29