Blueprint for Improvement: Timeless update for Meridian-Kessler kitchen



This home in the historic Meridian-Kessler neighborhood was built in 1924. In the 1980s, a sunroom was added off the kitchen; the original exterior brick wall remained.


The home features much of its original charm; however, the 30-year old updates to the kitchen were looking worn and outdated. The homeowners wanted to preserve the historic roots while transforming the kitchen with 21st-century amenities and materials.


The removal of the brick wall that separated the kitchen from the sunroom made an immediate impact on the flow of this space!

  1. The granite countertop extends behind the new sink to provide more workspace and a generous seating area.
  2. The cabinetry was stained a lovely castle-gray. The beauty of the wood grain complements the Coretec floors and other wood trim around the home.
  3. The white subway tile features a beveled edge which generates depth and interest around the backsplash.
  4. The baseboard in the sunroom features a clever, hidden “toe kick” feature — pull-out food and water bowls for the two resident dogs.

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