The updates to this 1941 home aren’t dramatically obvious, but sometimes, that’s the whole point. In addition to the traditional kitchen remodeling, this home just needed a few tweaks to refresh the interior and make it better suited for a modern lifestyle.
That’s not to say the changes were small, though. The kitchen stayed in the same place but was enlarged, and everything was replaced. The view below is taken from about the same place as the one above. The additional windows bring in more light, and the width we added to the whole kitchen made room for the two big islands.
Another “before and after” sequence below, taken from the opposite end of the kitchen. In these you can see the additional width, as well as the larger opening between the kitchen and dining room at the very back.
Below – looking towards the kitchen from the dining room. Opening up the wall between the dining room and kitchen, and the wall between the dining room and hallway, greatly improved the visual flow.
In addition to the kitchen changes, we repurposed an underused tv room into a family mudroom and big pantry (before and after below).
Outside, the changes are even more subtle. The old front porch was replaced with one more appropriate to the scale and style of the house, and the house was brought out from hiding behind the overgrown landscaping.
Photography: CA Robinson Photographic
Builder: Fry Contracting, Inc.
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