Spectacular And Inspired Use Of Space

CarltonPainted WhiteRichard CLaurium, Michigan

A picture is worth a thousand words, but it can’t replace one’s sense of smell. It wasn’t until we completely gutted the small (approx. 180 sq. ft.) kitchen and pantry in my newly purchased 100+ year-old copper miner’s home in Laurium, Michigan did the fumes from the desiccated indoor-outdoor carpet and black mold in the walls and ceiling begin to dissipate. The old rusted upstairs cast iron soil line that led from the bathroom directly above the kitchen had cracked and was leaking for what must have been years causing the joists to rot and for the ceiling and walls to buckle. When it became apparent that the kitchen had to be gutted, our builder Dave Romanski — with a big assist from Tessa at CliqStudios — came up with a plan to transform the newly opened space into a completely modern, fully functional kitchen. Their idea was to convert the old kitchen and pantry (note the “aid-to-living” toilet that was installed in the 1990s) into the focal point for the entire downstairs. CliqStudios’ white Carlton cabinets are set off by laminated maple counter tops and accented with hammered polished copper handles and a copper fascia inlay. The end result is a truly inspired use of the space and nothing short of spectacular.

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Before & After Photos

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Laurium Michigan kitchen renovation features CliqStudios Carlton Painted White cabinets