Wauwatosa Craftsman Bungalow Kitchen

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Project details

  • Project Year: 2020
  • Location: Wauwatosa
  • Updates Included: Kitchen
  • Features: Custom Cabinetry (Oak & Painted White), Silestone Quartz Counters, Galley Workstation Sink, Delta Faucet, Handmade Tile Backsplash, Recessed Lighting, Gunmetal Hardware & Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring
  • Estimated Cost: $57,000 - $70,000

Wauwatosa Remodel: Handmade Tile & Workstation Sink

Kowalske Kitchen & Bath was hired as the remodeling contractor for this 1920s Wauwatosa craftsman bungalow. The homeowner wanted to update the original kitchen. It was outdated and showing wear. The goal was to match the traditional style of the home and gain more storage and counterspace.

With less than 200 square feet, we needed to make the most of every square inch, without moving walls, windows or doors. The refrigerator moved to the opposite wall to give more counter space along the sink wall. We moved the range and mounted the microwave to give the client more counter space.

This kitchen features a workstation sink. Workstations are perfect for a small kitchen because the sliding platforms that hold bowls, colanders and cutting boards multiply your countertop by going deep instead of wide. You can chop, rinse, prep, dry dishes, hold hot dishes and cleanup after a meal more efficiently.

A dishwasher was on the homeowners’ wish list. We added a compact dishwasher drawer under the sink, hidden with an oak door panel. The dark quartz countertop mimics soapstone and fits the period of the home.

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Fun Fact: The backsplash tile and a set of dishes was handmade by the homeowners at Terra Domus Tile in Waukesha. How cool is that?!

Custom Cabinets
Two-tone cabinets are a popular design trend in kitchen design. White upper cabinets lighten and brighten the space. We also used oak cabinets (lowers and pantry) to match and celebrate the original built-ins and trim in this home. The exposed cream city brick chimney adds charm and texture.

This Wauwatosa kitchen was too small for a permanent island, so we recommended a movable island. The homeowners took on this project while we simultaneously remodeled the kitchen. An old dresser was refurbished into an island that can seat two people.


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