This is an older home
that was purchased by one of the children who was raised in it.
The goals included:
Improve the functionality of the space.
Upgrade and modernize the appearance and finishes.
Work with a modest budget.
Remember that this is an old family homestead with deep personal
meaning, and it more than just construction.
The kitchen was a very small, dark, dead-end space off the dining room.
The end wall was broken out and a 140 square foot addition allowed
traffic to flow directly into the family room and then to the dining
room for a 360 degree flow. The wall at the other end of the kitchen was
also removed, eliminating an awkward small hallway to the powder room
and enlarging the overall space. it gave the kitchen access to the
window over the door to the back yard, adding light and improving access
The cabinets and finishes all work together to make this a much more up
to date and enjoyable space. The husband, who grew up in the house, had
the best compliment when he said he was sure that his mother would have