Kitchen renovation. Before- after.


 When I found this house in 2011 it was outdated and screaming for a makeover. But still I immediately fell love with the old kitchen. Handmade in Rosendal in 1954. So nostalgic. And such a beautiful color!

When I bought the house I did not have anything to do with the town Rosendal at all. I had been here twice during 2011 working. I was amazed with the surroundings, the fjord and mountains. And the constantly changing light shining through the cloudy western sky reflecting in the fjord. It made me calm. I had difficulties finding this calm in Oslo where I was living for the past 20 years. And I wanted change and longed living closer to the countryside and sea. As a freelancer I felt I could live and work here, and travel when needed. So I sold my flat I was living in at the time and became a house owner and owner of 30 metres shoreline in the Hardangerfjord! What a dream! 🙂

I thought I`d show you some pictures from the renovation prosess! There was so much to do, nothing was done since the 70ties, you can imagine! Several of them budget-smart! I will post several rooms on Mondays, next room will be the bathroom! Please stay tuned!

This is the kitchen, you can tell something has been done 🙂 I`ve tried to reuse what I can, but the kitchen needed a more modern and practical solution.

I just had to keep the old kitchen and integrated cutting board. The respatex kitchen countertop is kept too, but a new is built on top of it, giving room for storage!

The floor is linoleum from Storeys, the paint is from Beckers, the new kitchen from Marbodal, lamp from Northern lighting, tiles from Modena.

The lounge area is kitchen closets with practical drawers. The seating and cushioned backrest is made of leftover plank, and old mattress and fabric from Clark & clark / Borge.

Otherwise the porcelain plates are from my mom, grandmother Signe and Fretex. The panorama picture is by the Norwegian photographer Christian Houge.

The table has always been in the kitchen, made once upon a time by the man who built the house. The chairs used to be brown, but have been given a grey coating, the same colour as the floor! The pillows are the old curtains from one of the bedrooms! I do love reusing & redesign!

Let me know what you think! Perhaps you have had a similar project?

Pictures by Filippa Tredal.



11 dsc_0645_dsc0084 I really love the kitchen view. Coffee here is a great place to start the day. _dsc0094

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