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Replace or repurpose?


Replace or repurpose?

POSTED BY administrator on Jan 29 under kitchen

Replace or repurpose?
News from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

Photo by John Krejci

Susan Lowenstein and her children have an afternoon snack in the newly remodeled kitchen of their Milwaukee home. Lowenstein’s appreciation for the features of the original cabinetry led to their being restored and incorporated into the new design.

Replace or repurpose?

Materials can be given new lives during remodeling projects

Posted: Jan. 28, 2012

Susan Loewenstein is passionate about history. Older, character-laden structures and materials hold a special place in her heart.

Her husband, Zak Otto, shares her passion. It’s a big reason they bought their now 90-year-old Milwaukee home in 2003. The three-bedroom house bears traits of both the Foursquare and Craftsman styles, a testament to the design and building prowess of the early 1920s.

Their family — and its desired living amenities — is modern, though. Loewenstein and Otto faced a quandary when they decided to remodel their kitchen. The space had “a lot of 1920s features,” she said. How could they modernize the room and retain its historic character?

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