KOTY 2017: Contrasting Old and New

Ginger Interiors LLC, Platinum winner, Less than 250 square feet

Edited by Melissa Mauzy
Photography by Anne Warfield


Contrasting Old and New
This shotgun-style house on The Hill had an L-shaped kitchen that was divided into two sections by the refrigerator. In need of modern conveniences, such as a dishwasher and good lighting, the goal of the renovation project was to respect the history of the home while making the kitchen functional and aesthetically pleasing. The new design by Ginger Interiors LLC relocated the refrigerator under the stairs with a storage pantry featuring a custom-made sliding door. 

The original 1903 built-in cabinetry was retained and houses dishes, a microwave and small appliances. The new cabinetry is quarter-sawn oak in a java stain with a flat front as to not compete with the original cabinetry. A stainless-steel island with drawers adds additional storage space. To create an open, airy and spacious kitchen, the walls were tiled up to the ceiling, and a reclaimed shelf was placed between two wall sconces. The decorative metal linear tile is a unique, modern detail. As with any older home, the subfloors had high and low spots, so a Coretec LVT flooring was used to overcome flooring imperfections and provide an unexpected wood-floor design in this century old home.

Why the judges love it: 
There was a great deal of ingenuity used in designing the layout of this kitchen remodel. We love how the designer mixed the original cabinetry with new. Unique and warm, this kitchen is a total WOW!    

Designer: Ginger Interiors LLC, 314-620-1369
Contractor: Building Innovations
Tile Supplier: ProSource, 314-896-2024
Granite: Hallmark Stone, 636-349-1288
Wall Shelf: Reclaim Renew, 314-540-9958