Historic Kitchen Remodel: Blending the Old with the New

EXISTING KITCHEN: This historic home located in downtown Noblesville was built in 1880.  After living in the house 19 years, the homeowners realized it was time to update their kitchen when the oven finally quit working. “We knew the kitchen needed to be updated for years; however, we just kept putting it off due to the economy. When the oven broke, I wanted to replace it with a double oven; however, the original oven was 24” and we didn’t have space to accommodate the larger oven. That’s when we decided to go ahead and remodel the entire kitchen as opposed to just replacing the oven.”


KITCHEN ISLAND: The original island did not accommodate enough seating for the entire family. In order to allow more dining and seating space, the base of the island was reduced giving the countertop the needed overhang for additional bar stools. Finally, the cooktop range was relocated from the island to the perimeter countertop making it safe for the entire family to dine at the island.


CABINET MODIFICATIONS: The homeowner stated, “The original cabinets were so dark and oddly placed; however, they were still in great shape so we decided to keep them.” Several modifications were made to the original cabinetry to make way for the new stainless steel appliances. The base and perimeter cabinets were brightened up with a coat of paint called “Accessible Beige” – making the kitchen appear larger. To give the kitchen added charm and personality, the island and pantry cabinets were painted in a contrasting color called “Grizzel Gray”. Using contrasting cabinet colors has proven to be a popular trend in kitchen remodeling.


COUNTERTOP & BACKSPLASH AREA: Solid surface countertops in a “Mocha Granit” color were chosen for the kitchen perimeter. Once the countertops were selected, the homeowners chose a beautiful stone backsplash called “California Gold”. The various colors throughout the stone were a perfect match for the countertops and beige cabinets. “The backsplash is our favorite part of the whole kitchen remodel. When it was time to install the tile, our lead carpenter asked if we wanted to enhance the backsplash tile. When he showed us the difference, we instantly fell in love with the enhanced look. When the backsplash was completely installed, we couldn’t stop staring at it. It’s beautiful.”

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PLUMBING FIXTURES & HARDWARE: The existing plumbing fixtures were replaced with new double bowl under-mount stainless steel sink, a new Delta pull down faucet and a matching drinking water faucet.  All new fixtures were done in brushed nickel.  The brushed nickel cabinet knobs were salvaged from the original kitchen, which blended perfectly with the new design of the kitchen.


FINAL RESULT: The careful blend of old and new elements were perfectly executed in the remodel of this historic kitchen. Not only did the homeowners receive the double oven of their dreams, they received a completely remodeled kitchen that caters to the family’s every need and beyond. “Not only do we love it, our friends and family love it too. We are all so proud of it.”



Many elements were combined to create this beautiful kitchen transformation. Attention to the details, from the grand cabinet modifications to the small yet mighty finishing touches is a true indicator of the quality of the CaseIndy designs and craftsmanship. Have questions about this remodel? Send us an email, or give us a call at 317-846-2600.

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