Updating a kitchen with oak cabinets

We considered all sorts of options for how to approach a kitchen remodel, but we ultimately made the decision that the best plan was to demo the existing elements but leave the basic layout, location and size as it was.

I know it’s sometimes ideal to remove walls for a more open floor plan or larger kitchen, but after living with our small kitchen now for about 8 weeks I have to say I’m SO glad we didn’t remove walls. It’s is so functional and has a really comfortable layout.

Not only is this a small kitchen, but it’s in an old house!

I wanted the kitchen to have lot of personality, but needed to honor the original space and tie in old house character with the new elements so they work together to complement the feel of the whole house.

The ceiling is covered in tongue and v-groove cedar planks with visible knots.

You can’t help but want to go see what is through the arch.

The arched opening provides a more welcoming connection between the dining room and kitchen, too, and both spaces now feel extra charming.

the round window: In addition to leaving the original placement of the appliances and corner windows, we also left the placement of the sink.

We decided to switch out the existing window above the sink area for a round window for a few reasons.

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