Kitchen Stories: Blending the Old With the New

Designer Julie Holzman of Holzman Interiors, Inc. knew that this would be a unique and challenging project as soon as she spoke to her clients. In fact, this project turned out to be her most dramatic "before" and "after" transformation.

Black and White Classic Kitchen Remodel

Before Photo of the New York City Kitchen Remodel

Keeping in mind the character of the 1911 New York city apartment building, Julie's design is where old and new come together to create an elegant and functional kitchen. Since the homeowners love to cook and entertain, Julie centered her design around the homeowners dream appliance - the range. In order to allow for ample countertop space for food preparation the original dumbwaiter needed to be removed. Removing the dumbwaiter opened up the space and allowed Julie to install the microwave and additional cabinetry in its place.

Black, white and gray kitchen design in a historic New York City home.

Julie designed the cabinetry to take full advantage of the tall ceilings to maximize the storage within this space.  Adding glass doors to the wall cabinets keeps the cabinetry from feeling too heavy within the space.

Blending the old home with the new kitchen remodel. Black and White kitchen design.

Stainless steel shelves were added above the sink to allow for the homeowners to display cookbooks and store additional cooking supplies.  In addition to the shelving, the large window, ample lighting along with smart material choices helps to keep the space bright and airy.

Stainless steel shelves were added above the kitchen sink to allow for the homeowners to display cookbooks and store additional cooking supplies.

 

This project features Dura Supreme's Bria cabinetry, Homestead Panel door style, in Cherry with a Cocoa Brown Stain.

Congratulations Julie on an amazing transformation! For more information on Holzman Interiors, Inc. in New York, NY, visit their website.

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