I love most things old, including myself! Ha. But really, I love an old piece of furniture mixed in with new for a character piece. It is also fun to take an old chair and reupholster it with modern fabric for a twist.
But every once in a while you just have to scrap the old completely. No matter how cool the nostalgia.
This 1920s kitchen had seen it's better days but it had an actually ice box. Yes an ICE BOX!. And it had the pass through window for the milk man to leave his daily delivery. I love that stuff!!
It would have been so nice to have incorporated those into a new updated kitchen somehow but it just wasn't possible. The kitchen was just so small for today's standards that we needed every spec of space to make a buyer want to buy this rehabbed home.
New bright white cabinets, vinyl wood plank flooring, quartz counter tops, and a vintage look back splash brought this kitchen into the current century as well as the current decade. The original heat register is still there which is so cool and that, along with the vintage inspired back splash, keeps this modern kitchen having tons of charm.
Buyers loved it and the home sold with multiply offers and over list price.
Sometimes the old just has to go.......
When rehabbing a home for sale be sure to bring in the professionals. A professional Home Stager and experienced Realtor will be able to assist you with achieving the best return on your investment.
Shar Sitter, owner Rooms With Style Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis MN.
CHSE and APSD Home Stager Pro Trainer