1860s Farmhouse Remodel

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Project details

  • Project Year: 2019
  • Location: Watertown
  • Updates Included: Kitchen
  • Features: Custom Cabinetry, Vintage Tile Backsplash, Quartz Counters, Farmhouse Sink, Kohler Faucet & New Maple Floors
  • Estimated Cost: $72,000 - $88,000

Watertown, WI Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel

Kowalske Kitchen & Bath was hired as the kitchen remodeler of this Wisconsin farmhouse built in the 1860s. They wanted a kitchen makeover to bring the space back to life. The materials were deteriorating and it lacked functionality. We gave them a fresh new kitchen that respected the era of the home, while adding storage and counter space that the family desperately needed.


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While some projects are straightforward, an old farmhouse remodel has its challenges. The biggest obstacle of this project was the sloping floors from a foundation that shifted over time. We needed to reinforce and level the floor prior to updating the kitchen. We preserved the original timber frame construction by using sheep wool insulation and special drywall to preserve the timber frame.

The design works with the historic charm of this Wisconsin farmhouse. The kitchen features two-toned cabinets. Oak cabinets paired with white uppers, a vintage tile backsplash, a farmhouse sink, and sage green trim and doors.  New hardwood floors keep the space feeling authentic. We left the exposed beams to celebrate the unique style of the home.


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