We bought this old house and redid all of it. This is our work in the kitchen.
Pic # 1 A shot of the old kitchen. It was only as wide as the space between the cabinets and the refrigerator. There was a 4 foot space opening into it from the living room.
Pic#2 This is me tearing out the old cabinets. I took the whole room down to the studs and ripped out most of the floor to level it and to replace the plumbing, and gas lines.
Pic#3 This is the room striped out and shows the studs of the existing wall between then kitchen and the living room.
Pic#4 This is a shot of the finished kitchen showing how I pushed the wall out to make a breakfast area, and to enlarge the whole room.
Pic#5 This one shows the kitchen from another angle, and the beam I but up to replace the load bearing wall. The corner cabinet lower has a turn style type of shelves to get at everything stored there.
The center bar and the cabinet tops are 12" marble. The center bar is double 3/4 ply cross grained to give support to the over hang.
Note: My wife Sandra and I lived in the house while doing our remodel and had a micro wave, a electric grill, and a electric fry pan and a coffee pot. We slept on cots for several months. After living through this, we knew we were going to make it together.
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