This 1931 South Minneapolis kitchen was in dire need of more storage and function. While preserving the original cabinets and checker board floors, we decided to open up the space to the large unused back entry. New custom cabinetry was designed to match the existing cabinets and all new custom recycled glass countertops were installed. A custom bar table was designed with recycled glass tops for additional eat-in seating. A new Kohler cast-iron sink and Kohler faucet were installed. All new knobs and pulls finished off the cabinetry. White subway tile was installed on the sink wall with dark grout to mimic the checker board floors and a large accent glass wall was designed to highlight the modern stove and appliances. The new design was able to maintain some existing elements while bringing forward the homeowners personal retro flare.