EuroChef Brands Help Restore Dilapidated Kitchens on Stone House Revival

On the DIY Network Series, Stone House Revival, carpenter Jeff Devlin and his team of restoration experts work with home owners in Bucks County, PA to restore houses dating back to the 1700s. With a goal of bringing the original character of the home back to life, ILVE and Verona Appliances help these stunning transformations come full circle by adding modern cooking appliances to once ramshackle kitchens.

Below are episode recaps featuring ILVE & Verona Appliances. Check your local listings for full episodes of Stone House Revival on the DIY Network.

1800’s Living Room & Kitchen

Fred and Elizabeth, home owners of an 1800 era stone house, call on Jeff Devlin and his team to restore the historic charm of their kitchen. Before the renovation, the out-dated space sat on a 1950s addition with metal cabinets, knotty pine paneling and linoleum floors. Jeff outfits the kitchen for entertaining and gives it a farmhouse style feel with top of the line amenities, including a 36″ Stainless Steel Verona range.

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1800s Original Kitchen Restoration

Jeff is tasked with renovating a very dated kitchen that is believed to be in the same spot as the original one built in the 1800s. During the transformation, the team uncovers the original open-hearth fireplace hiding behind the kitchen wall. A perfect addition to the traditional charm of the space, a Matte Graphite ILVE Majestic Range with Brass Trim lends unique style and function to the home.

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1737 Entryway & Kitchen

In Plymouth Meeting, PA home owners Lisa & Tom recruit Jeff and his team to address their kitchen, which was built in the 1800s but looks straight out of the 1980s. Jeff and his team dig into the project, bringing unique historic elements into the the kitchen with an 1800s overhaul. A 30″ Electric Verona Range gives the 200 year old space a modern touch.

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Guest Post: Blythe & Barnett Kitchen Renovation with Verona Appliances

Hi there! We’re Katie + Cara…two best friends and moms who are passionate about turning a house into a home! Your home is where you come to rest from the cares of the world with the people you love most, so shouldn’t it be the place you enjoy most? The best way to create a relaxing environment is to remove clutter and keep only the things that you feel to be beautiful and have purpose.

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Katie recently moved into a fixer upper that had a lot of charm but was in need of a lot of work. The large and spacious kitchen was the main selling factor, but it was also the room that needed the most work.

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First up on the kitchen renovation list was to create a neutral backdrop. We said goodbye to the orange toned cabinets and painted them a fresh coat of white. Formica countertops were replaced with a beautiful quartz and the walls were covered in a classic white Subway tile. The kitchen was looking much better but we wanted it to feel more “gourmet”!

To achieve more of a high-end look, we removed the cabinets and microwave above the counter to create a more open feel. We got rid of the dated electric cooktop and instead installed a Verona 30” gas cooktop with a custom built range hood above it. It instantly changed the entire look of the kitchen by opening it up and creating a more modern look! The trendy configuration of the burners and knobs fit perfectly with the aesthetic of the room.

Switching out the cooktop from electric to gas came with more bells and whistles. There’s just something to be said about cooking on an open flame, isn’t there?! With the Verona Gas Cooktop we are now able to heat our food more quickly, and even have the option to simmer soups and sauces on the low heat setting. The continuous grates give us the ability to move around our pots and pans as we cook without ever needing to pick it up off of the cooktop.

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We finished off the kitchen with modern fixtures, accessories and added a few personal touches to make it feel more like home! The kitchen is the heart of the home and by creating a relaxing environment we now have a space that we can enjoy gatherings with family and friends for years to come! You can follow our home renovation journey on Instagram, at @Blythe_and_Barnett.

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Photography courtesy of Jessica Kettle Photography.

 

 

European inspired kitchen made complete with ILVE

This once divided kitchen and dining room was transformed into an open concept, family oriented kitchen, complete with a Midnight Blue 36″ ILVE Majestic range with Bronze trim .

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Designer Meghan Browne, from Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath Ltd., flipped this cluttered space into a breathtaking kitchen. Wanting to keep family at the heart of the project, she opened the floor plan to make it an extension of the living space.

“I enjoy collaborating with my clients, which makes every design completely personal and unique,” said Browne. “Visiting the client’s home at the beginning of the design process starts the inspiration for the project.”

Browne focused on integrating European design influences to complement the warm tone of the space. “The table is in the center of the kitchen which is a layout you would more likely see in a Italian or French country kitchen,” she commented, adding that the Zinc countertops and range hood are similar to materials used in Paris.

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The 36″ ILVE Majestic range in Midnight Blue was used as a pop of color against the neutral color cabinets.  The Bronze trim on the range provided a truly unique combination for the kitchen as an additional touch of personal flair. “There are a few companies with ranges that offer appliances with color, but it was clear ILVE was the perfect fit.” The range emitted a European style and offered modern touches such as a gas cooktop and an electric oven. “The ILVE Majestic Series Range added the furniture detailing and punch of color of a classic European kitchen to complete the look.”

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Thank you Meghan for sharing your ILVE kitchen with us! Be sure to follow Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath Ltd. on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Houzz.

ILVE transforms a 1950’s kitchen into an entertainment destination

In Houston, Texas the heart of a 1950s ranch was transformed into a beautifully designed entertainment destination with the help of a 48” ILVE Majestic range.

after-island2Designer Vi Khanh Hoang, who specializes in custom renovations that are adhered to the client’s lifestyle, renovated the kitchen within the footprint of the original home. She was able to incorporate the existing structure of the kitchen with an open and functional layout for entertaining friends and family.

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The kitchen was inspired by the classic and clean trend mixed with a warm cottage feel that is popular in interior design today. A 48” Matte Graphite ILVE range with brass trim helped to bring these styles together while still meeting the personal need for a powerful cooking appliance.

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Thank you, Vi Khanh Hoang for sharing your ILVE creation with us! Be sure to follow Vi Khanh Hoang on Instagram & Pinterest for more of her work.

Verona Helps Outfit 300 sq.ft. Cottage

With Verona Appliances, big things come in small packages! And that’s exactly what renovators had in mind when transforming a small summer cottage into a fully outfitted year round home.

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In Provincetown, Massachusetts Cape Associates, a building and remodeling company specializing in fully custom projects, was tasked with not only turning the 300 square foot cottage into a year round space, but equipping it with all of the conveniences of modern living.

“The Summer cottage could not be expanded vertically or horizontally due to code restrictions so all the requirements for year round living needed to be fit into the existing footprint,” said project manager Derik Burgess. “This necessitated very careful planning and customization in order to fit it all in.”

The kitchen was completed with a 24” Verona Gas Wall Oven and a 12” Deluxe 2 Burner Gas Cooktop. The appliances were specially chosen by the client, he himself being a principal at Studios Architecture.

Photography by Dan Cutrona Photography. For the complete photo reel, click here.

Thank you, Derik and Cape Associates for sharing your Verona Renovation Story and transformation images!

ILVE Majestic Featured in Architectural Digest Kitchen Renovation Story

ILVE Majestic has been featured in a White and Gray Kitchen Renovation spotlight in Architectural Digest.

Brooklyn based design firm Nastasi Vail Design used an ILVE Majestic Range to transform a formerly cluttered floor plan into a modern space with traditional appeal.

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Read the full story written by Jennifer Fernandez on architecturaldigest.com here. Photography by Genevieve Garruppo.

Verona Helps Combine The Old with the New in a St. Louis Restoration

Verona Appliances has helped aid in the renovation of a severely devastated 1912 home, and bring together the new with the old.

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In St. Louis, Missouri Period Restoration, a company specializing in historic restoration, sought out to restore the early 1900s home. “The house was in the same family since the 1950s and was given to one of the kids to whom then let it go. It was in severe disrepair and required a major restoration,” said Randy Renner of Period Restoration.

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The goal of the renovation was to preserve many of the older, more historic features of the exterior such as the wood windows, slate/tile roofing and copper work while upgrading the interior elements yet still keeping it consistent with the time period. “Kitchens of course are the main thing everyone cares about so the look we achieved on [the Pershing project] was great,” said Renner. “Subway tile throughout, with a copper hood. Not a lot of wall cabinets (period) and counterparts that would be similar to what was around in the early 1900s.”

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The kitchen was completed with 36” Verona Dual Fuel Single Oven Range in Matte Black. Period Restoration prides themselves in keeping all of their projects time period correct, and making sure every detail aligns with that vision. “[We are] very mindful of each houses’ style and architecture when doing a kitchen” said Renner. “Our vision for the kitchen lined up with the looks of the Verona range.”

Thank you, Randy and Period Restoration for sharing your Verona Renovation Story and transformation images.

Mixed Metal Q&A with Interior Designer Christine Donner

_MG_2765One of the most up-and-coming trends on the interior design scene today is the use of mixed metals in appliances and home décor. The mixed metal trend has seen increasing popularity over the last few months, and is expected to make an even bigger impact on the design world in the 2016 year.

Interior designer and specialist Christine Donner from Christine Donner Kitchen Design, Inc. spoke with EuroChef USA about her experiences, as well as the aesthetic value of using mixed metals in kitchen designs.

EuroChef USA: Could you explain what the mixed metal trend is, and what colors are often seen?

Christina Donner: The mixed metal trend adds a layer of interest and dimension to a room.  Combining silver and gold, or chrome and brass, or adding oiled rubbed bronze to existing fixtures will make your kitchen livelier.

Clients often get hung up on choosing one metal for their kitchen – either brushed or polished– like everything should match. But appliances are always a combination of brushed and polished, that element is already in the room. With the new popularity of brushed brass, clients want that look too, but you can’t get an oven in brass – so we find ourselves going with a combination of metals. Relax and pick what you like — just be sure to tell your designer so she makes sure it all works.

EC: How long have you been working with mixed metal designs? Is this a fairly new concept?

CD: For several years, metal trends in jewelry design have been edging towards yellow gold again.  And now you commonly see bracelets and the like with both yellow and white gold, as well as, rose gold. Interpreting this trend into home interiors is fairly new.  It is common for fashion design to be a year or two ahead of interior design.

EC: What do you think has led to the recent popularity of mixed metals?

CD: Home design trends now are increasingly eclectic, and in some cases a bit wild with color and patterns. I think this trend frees people up to mix and match without worry.

By mixing metals, a homeowner can easily update their existing interiors without changing everything. It does lend a fresher look.

EC: What types of homes will benefit from mixed metal appliances? (transitional, contemporary, rustic, etc.)

CD: This can be a universal trend spanning styles, and color palettes. There is a look now for a traditionally designed home to be furnished with very contemporary pieces, and some wild light fixture or art. I think the mixed metal trend is very much a part of that look right now.

EC: Which cabinet, wall and flooring colors are complimentary of mixed metal appliances? (what color should I paint my wall if I want a mixed metal range, or is it more versatile?)

CD: We chose to make the cabinets a very pure white, to brighten the space and not add any other color elements to the mix. The quartzite countertops are very beautiful, Dolce Vita, a blend of white and grays and soft creamy tones. That seemed to pull the mixed metals together.

EC: The Branford Kitchen (images shown within this post) is absolutely beautiful, could you give us some backstory on the design?

CD: This was a maple stain contractor grade kitchen with an island that dominated the space. The kitchen is toward the back of the house, as the living room faces the water. It was dark and crowded. Our task was to bring order and lightness to the space. The room now feels about twice as large, and twice as bright.

We knew the range needed to go on the back wall, directly in the site line from the living room. It needed to be something eye-catching, but it also had work to do. We were concerned with making this kitchen work, with a defined food prep and cooking zone near the range, and a clean up zone nearer the front.

EC: Why did you choose an ILVE in your kitchen design?

CD: The homeowner chose an ILVE not only for its quality, but also because it is a beautiful looking range that certainly draws attention to itself.  We were given a finish sample kit and we played around with it, covering some knobs with tin foil to achieve the mixed metal look we wanted. By mixing metal finishes, the homeowner feels the ILVE is the anchor in the room, from which other design elements were pulled.

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Kitchen designed by Christine Donner. Images by MaryEllen Hendricks.

ILVE Majestic Shines in Hyde Park Renovation

ILVE Appliances has helped aid the beautiful renovation of a 90-year-old distressed bungalow into an elegant, yet contemporary home for an avid art collector and professional photographer.

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Clark | Richardson Architects led the project in 2013, which was located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Austin, Texas. The goal of the renovation was to maintain some of the historical external features of the home, while extending the floor plan and reinventing the interior. The completed renovation was awarded an Austin Energy Green Building 5-Star Certification.

The client chose to include a beautiful 40” ILVE Majestic double oven range in true white with chrome legs, handles and knobs. The white color of the range was beautifully accented by a light green back splash for an even more contemporary twist. The client chose to go with an ILVE appliance after she happened to sit next to a EuroChef representative on a flight for vacation.

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Thank you, Clark | Richardson Architects for sharing your beautiful ILVE project with us.

Verona Helps Complete An Atlanta Bungalow Renovation

Verona Appliances has helped transform a formally cluttered kitchen into a trendy entertainment destination.

In Atlanta, Georgia Level Team Contracting designed and re-built a 1925 bungalow, which had never before been renovated. When the team first purchased the home, they knew that they were about to take on a very large project. “The house was an absolute mess when we purchased it.  The previous owners were hoarders and it was filthy, it hadn’t been renovated in many decades,” said owner J.R. Torbert of Level Team Contracting.

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The goal of the renovation was to create a great house that would be suitable for hosting parties and entertaining guests, since the house is located in a trendy and walk-able area of Atlanta. “On the inside, we designed a more contemporary open layout with traditional finishes.  On the outside, we kept the design details consistent with the neighborhood aesthetic and the original 1920’s construction period.”

The kitchen was completed with 36” Verona Pro-Style Dual Fuel range with an 8” backguard and professional tubular handle. Level Team Contracting prides themselves on being ahead of the curve in design, style and technology. “We chose the Verona because it was a professional 36″ range that looked great and was also affordable. The transformation was amazing and turned into a 1+ million dollar sale.”

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Thank you, J.R. and Level Team Contracting for sharing your Verona Renovation Story and transformation images!