|Bright New Farmhouse-style Kitchen|
This is the second blog post about this project. To read the first, and see before photos and plans, click the link below:
|Exterior View from backyard|
The east side of the room had 2 windows; we kept one and closed off the other so our cabinetry and range/hood could wrap around to that wall. We kept the exterior trim and detail of that window, though, and closed it with "shutters". In addition, adding a wide sliding glass door from the sitting area of the room to the back yard allows the homeowner to enter from their parked car area and connects the new room to a stone patio extending the kitchen and eating areas into the back yard.
|Windows and historic lighting make the Kitchen bright|
|New Hardi Shingle on back wall|
|Existing asbestos shingles on side walls|
|Tall Storage Cabinet next to Refrig|
|Beautiful Details add Charm|
|Powder Room -Bead Board Wainscot|
|Historically Sensitive Lighting|
I couldn't be more pleased with this renovation. The new kitchen, half bath and second floor bathroom and laundry area (moved upstairs to be next to the bedrooms) make such an improvement to the house, while complimenting it's historic nature. The flow and function of it is better. It feels so new, so improved, bright and large, that it can be difficult to believe no additional space was created - just rearranged and redesigned to the maximum benefit.