Just purchased this 1927 home with a terribly cheap remodeled kitchen and NO appliances. We are looking to remodel this oddly shaped kitchen and give it more light and open space with a new feel.
Some of the things we do like about the kitchen is the built in area in the very back of the kitchen with the cool glass doors and sconce on the wall. However, the original glass doors are very worn and have many layers of paint on them. We are not completely in love with keeping them (since it takes up some valuable space) but we would definitely consider the idea of keeping them if it could work. We also quite like the glass door leading in to the kitchen (but would consider closing it up if that was necessary for more space and privacy. With the door where it is... you can see the street from inside the kitchen. Not always great for privacy, but great for air circulation.
We would like to take out the wall in between the dining room and the kitchen. Had it inspected by a contractor and it IS a "load bearing wall" and plaster. There are 4 doors leading in to this kitchen, we are not worried about closing one up or knocking down a wall if necessary.
As far as the aesthetics , all walls (minus the kitchen) have been recently painted with Benjamin Moore in the "Revere Pewter" color. For the kitchen would like something that compliments that color. Neutral colors are always great for us.
We are looking for a more modern or contemporary kitchen with a style that still compliments the age of the house. The original hardwood has been sanded and refinished (dark walnut stain) throughout the rest of the house. It looks as though the recent kitchen remodel was done with tiles being placed over the original hardwood. Considering we don't know the state of the original wood under the tiles we are unsure about keeping it hard wood to match the rest of the house.
We purchased all new Samsung stainless steel appliances and a Bosch dishwasher.
The stove we purchased is a "slide-in" style stove and the refrigerator is a french door (not counter depth).