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This remodeled kitchen is in keeping with the original country aesthetic of the house, but is functional for a modern family
Story by: Camille Butler Photography by: Brian Vanden Brink
View of a remodelled country-styled kitchen which features cabinetry, countertop, cuisine classique, interior design, kitchen, room, brown, gray
View of a remodelled country-styled kitchen which features an old English dresser as the kitchen island which has large drawers for storage, also features old style cabinetry, shelving, butcher's block countertops, refurbished cootop from 1910, painted checkered wooden flooring, lighting.

A remodeling project is a good starting point for first-time homeowners or those buying in a new area. Perhaps the epitome of a successful remodel is when owners who had intended to move on completion of the project, instead decide to stay.

This was the case for the project shown here. Located on an island off the coast of Maine, the house was still in its original state, and the kitchen was small and unusable. Sheldon Tager of Belle Maison designed the remodel.


View of a remodelled country-styled kitchen which features countertop, home, interior design, kitchen, room, brown
View of a remodelled country-styled kitchen which features an old English dresser as the kitchen island which has large drawers for storage, also features old style cabinetry, butcher's block countertops, kitchen appliances, antique French chandelier, antique pine table.

"The original kitchen was intended for servants to cook in, rather than being a social, family space," he says. "The owners wanted to keep the farmhouse aesthetic, so we used refurbished antiques and other furnishings that reflect this style."

Walls are lined in tongue-and-groove planks, and shelving is open for a sense of informality and spaciousness. An English dresser forms the kitchen island, and the stove is a reconditioned antique.

Mar 03, 2009

Credit list

Cabinetry
Wood with paint finish
Flooring
Dove white and pale green checkerboard painted by artist Martha Mullins
Dining furniture
Antique pine table from Quebec, Windsor chairs
Cooktop
Refurbished antique stove from 1910
Countertop
Butcher's block
Kitchen furniture
English dresser as island
Lighting
Antique French chandelier from Provence
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