1970’s Scandinavian View Kitchen

Before: The contractor designed and built this home for himself. Seventies color scheme: dark cabinets, "earth tone" colors.

Before:  Seventies color scheme: dark cabinets, “earth tone” colors. Lacks style and function for new owners!

Before: Dark interior colors fight with natural light and the beautiful view.

Before: Dark interior colors fight with natural light and the beautiful view.

Before: Window over the sink faces the driveway. Dark interior colors are oppressive.

Before: Window over the sink faces the driveway. Glorious view is blocked. Dark interior colors are oppressive.

1970s Scandinavian View Kitchen: Custom cherry cabinets, light gray Corian countertop, slate floor. Floor plan is more open, and includes a custom table in addition to a built-in banquette. Added feature: a phone niche that hides the family's busy calendar.

1970s Scandinavian View Kitchen features custom cherry cabinets, light gray Corian countertop, slate floor. Floor plan is more open, and includes a custom table in addition to a built-in banquette. Added feature: a phone niche that hides the family’s busy calendar.

1970s Scandinavian View kitchen has open plan and angled peninsula enhances the view; it's been lowered for the homeowners. The new kitchen includes custom bins for the family's large dogs.

After: Open plan and angled peninsula enhances the view. The remodeled kitchen included custom bins for the family’s large dogs.

1970s Scandinavian View Kitchen - Detail: Custom window valance in the remodeled kitchen inspired homeowners to landscape the driveway.

1970s Scandinavian View Kitchen – Detail: Custom carved Norwegian-style window valance in the remodeled kitchen inspired homeowners to landscape the driveway.

The 1970s Scandinavian view kitchen was in a home built by a contractor for himself. Details were not important to him. New homeowners needed an updated kitchen where they could cook and entertain, and enjoy the great view. A structural wall was removed to open up the kitchen. New custom cherry cabinets were installed, and the homeowners chose low-maintenance Corian countertops.The remodeled kitchen features a telephone niche that hides the family’s calendar and notes when not in use. Other features are three built-in bins for dog food, a built-in table for four on the back of the angled peninsula, and a built-in banquette that will easily seat eight.