T&P Lofts Kitchen Condo Remodel

Kitchen Remodel at T&P Condos

Our Condo Kitchen Renovation at T&P #11001

The center of our condo kitchen renovation was the kitchen. When the developer converted this historic 1931 office building in 2005 they were early in the downtown condo market in Fort Worth. Understandably they made nice units with builder grade finishes that appealed to buyers at that time.

As values in the Texas & Pacific Lofts have risen dramatically it makes sense to update with finishes that honor the historic charm of the building.

As downtown condo living has gained popularity, The T&P Building is emerging as an historic gem, and many of the owners have undertaken renovations which involve more elevated materials and finishes.


Removing Walls

Opening up the kitchen started with removing the breakfast bar and coat closet. By opening up the kitchen we were able to create more space for entertaining and meal preparation.


Reconfiguring Appliances

Viking Professional Appliances

Since gas cooking is not an option in the building we went with a Viking Professional Range with an Induction cook-top. Having used this for the past 4 years I would say I prefer it to gas. The precision of the temperature adjustment is far superior and I am now able to make the “perfect omelette” with the Viking range and All-Clad Copper Core pans.


Under Counter Refrigeration

A great way to open up a kitchen is to choose under counter refrigeration. Our KitchenAid refrigerated drawers were customized with quarter sawn oak faces to match the rest of our kitchen cabinetry. With 3 refrigerated units and one freezer drawer we have as many cubic feet of refrigerated storage as with a traditional refrigerator. We also added a Scotsman Ice Maker with a matching cabinet door.


Countertops and Cabinets

Countertops & Cabinets

We chose black granite countertops with a leathered finish for the kitchen countertops. For the built in dining counter we used Danby Calacatta marble from Vermont. The cabinets were designed to our specs and installed by The Kitchen Source. Although I have done most of the finish work in our condo this job was best left to professionals. It took several guys to hoist that marble slab up onto the oak pedestal.


Marble Wall Tile

Marble Wall Tile

Marble tile is super heavy so we reinforced the back wall before installing the hex tile all the way up to the ceiling. We chose the Hampton Carrara honed marble tile from The Tile Shop. Under the cabinets and around the buffet bar we installed Hampton Carrara Marble Subway Tile.



Above the dining counter we chose a vintage warehouse light from Old Home Supply and updated the wiring. We added under cabinet lights from Lowes and changed out the incandescent track lights with new LED spot lights.

All of the lighting in our condo has been updated to 4,000K or greater dimmable LED bulbs to be compatible with Smart Home controls. Some people prefer warmer lights but we are fond of the cooler color temperatures around 4,800K which is the color of direct sunlight.



Throughout our condo we have beautiful 1931 terrazzo flooring. The kitchen has a transition to gray dolomite marble tile because the space was reconfigured to take in part of the former office hallway and elevator lobby. 

Some of the terrazzo in the building has been damaged over the years as office walls were moved around. 

Initially I painstakingly camouflaged the damaged areas with faux painting, but later I went back and patched the spots with cement and granite chips. I bought a hand polisher/grinder to make the spots all but disappear 🙂