Diary of a kitchen makeover

See how two homeowners turned a dark, cramped space into a party-friendly gem

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Thomas J. Story

After: More elbow room

New double-glazed casement windows replaced old double-hung windows in the corner, and a farm-style trough sink came in. 

We chose limestone as the countertop material for its appearance, even though we knew it could be stained by wine or other deeply colored fluids.

After considering cork and stone floor tiles, we decided to extend the hardwood of the dining area into the kitchen to make it seem more like a living space.

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