Laura and Michael are remodeling a 1970s Cape Cod and chronicling their progress on their blog A Nurse and a Nerd (love that name!). This outdated kitchen was one of the first rooms they tackled, and here’s how it looks now…
Beautiful! She says, “The biggest change we made was opening it up to the dining room and living room. Taking down the wall allowed us the opportunity to put in a large island.”
They replaced the linoleum with hardwood floors..
“We chose inset cabinets. White Shaker style on the perimeter and black beadboard cabinets on the island. I love the copper lights too. It’s what our kitchen needed. Every country kitchen does. I think they are beautiful and add some much needed warmth to the room.” I agree!
“For the countertops we went with a quartz made to look like marble called Bianco Carrara on the black island and Silver Wave Granite on the white cabinets.”
The old exterior door was replaced with a pantry:
The kitchen, dining, and living room were all separate spaces before:
She says, “We love how it turned out,” and I can see why!
Here’s one more look at the space before and after the walls came down, bringing in more natural light and a view of the river outside:
Thanks to Laura for sharing her kitchen makeover with us! For more photos and details, visit her blog A Nurse and a Nerd.