A One of a Kind 1970s Kitchen Renovation

A One-of-a-Kind 1970s Kitchen Renovation
Photography by William Dickey

As the remodel began, everything but the floor was removed. That included a washer and dryer that had been behind bi-fold doors. Peggy used the former laundry space for custom cabinets that house the refrigerator and double ovens. The sink was kept in front of the window, and a cooktop was installed on the counter to the left.


Style Idea

The clock above the sink is an example of Peggy’s ingenuity. She framed the face of an old clock, creating a unique piece of art. When redecorating follow Peggy’s lead and consider shopping your house and using items in an unexpected way.


To keep the room open and create a cottagey look Peggy decided not to have wall-to-wall upper cabinets installed. Instead, only three enclosed cupboards hang on the walls. An open shelf to the left of the cooktop keeps cookbooks within reach, and a decorative glassfront cabinet holds special serving pieces.