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The black-and-white painting by Ted Collier blends perfectly into the kitchen remodel with the white marble island and black soapstone countertop.

BEFORE

The major hurdle to jump in this remodel was certainly the city code on historic homes. Jones had to play quite a bit of back-and-forth with the city and the architect to come to a conclusion on what she could and couldn't do with her new, old home. This ultimately meant that instead of taking out the wall between the kitchen and dining room, she would instead have to widen the opening in the existing wall. In the end, this was only a minor setback and one that Jones and Spear were happy to comply with. Another challenge in the remodeling process was a pesky second

window that made the already smaller space feel awkward and didn't leave enough room for all of the much-needed cabinets. Fortunately, this problem had a rather simple solution: just brick it in and get rid of it. The end result of their combined efforts is a galley kitchen that is simple and modern. It is furnished with light-gray cabinets, dark wooden floor , a two-tiered, white marble island and contrasting black soapstone countertops. However, Jones' favorite part of her new kitchen has to be her new, extra deep sink. She gushes, “I love, love, love my new sink. It's a black STLOUISHOMESMAG.COM JAN/FEB 2017

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