Truman Ties in Independence

The recipients of a home improvement grant from the Jackson County Historical Society, our clients sought professional historic home remodeling for their authentic Craftsmen kitchen in the hometown of our 33rd President, Harry S Truman.

For the client, the most important part of the remodel to address was the functionality of the existing kitchen floor plan, while paying homage to their community’s history.

To resolve workspace issues, Architectural Craftsmen created an island to separate the work area from the entertaining area. Then, they took inspiration from the home’s architecture, including the coffered ceilings in the living room, Arts and Crafts frieze wallpaper, and stained oak millwork, to finish the design.

The millwork color was pulled into the kitchen via the island countertop, while the greens from the frieze inspired the color of the Shaker-style custom cabinetry. 

The end result was a kitchen that, despite being added onto over the years, felt like it was original to the historic home.

Learn more about the project in our blog.

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