kitchen makeover

A Craftsman Kitchen by Jessica Miller

Our historic home in Sherman Hill was built in 1880 and came equipped with a 5 by 5’ kitchen —teeny tiny. At some point the main kitchen was located outside the home which is now our neighbor’s garage about 20 yards away. The internal “prep” kitchen was virtually left untouched besides some cosmetics for the past 139 years so it was time for a big change.

We removed the built-in hutch, removed the wall, moved the back door over a few inches (every inch counted in this small space), moved plumbing, added can lights, new cabinetry, flooring and appliances. It’s still small but way more functional with the peninsula.

The original kitchen was so small it made it tough to even get before photos but check out what I got below. Shopping list provided below as well. Enjoy :)

Cabinets - Lowe’s Custom Shenandoah - Irvington - Painted Ember Glaze

Faucet - Build.com

Hardware - Build.com

Flooring - The Tile Shop or Wayfair

Paint - Sherwin Williams Creamy and Tricorn Black

Lighting - CB2 and Lamps Professional

Barstools - CB2

Metal Cabinet - Homemakers’ clearance room

Dining Table - Wayfair

Dining Chairs - Crate and Barrel

Small Lady Artwork - Anthropologie

Large Lady Artwork - Peter Keil

Home Sweet Home by Jessica Miller

Well the last seven months around the Miller/Lemmo home has been eventful to say the very least. Last Fall, when we found out I was pregnant we dove head first into home renovations.  Luckily for me, Tony (my partner) is hybrid between Martha Stewart and Bob Villa.  And luckily for him, I am really talented general contractor i.e. - picking out interior finishes, furniture and decor.  Here's an overall view of everything that has been completed thus far in our 66 year old Waveland Woods home. Stay tuned for room by room details with progress photos and details of what was used and where we found it. 

After photos by Doty Photo Company

Impressive Kitchen Flip - 4120 Muskogee Ave by Jessica Miller

When a lime green kitchen gets flipped and reversed to maximize every inch of the space. Check out the impressive makeover below. 

Listed with Diane Todd Brown of Iowa Realty.