Ahh I knew immediately as soon as I saw this house that I had to have it. This home feels very European and Dad has a real love for Scotland, so he fell in love with this house immediately. I fell in love with it because it reminded me of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. I felt like I should go into work every morning singing “Heigh-ho, heigh-ho” because this felt like a fairytale project!!
On top of the home being neglected for a very long time, it also had a poor layout. The kitchen was originally in the basement and one of the three bedrooms on the main floor was right off of the front door. The layout presented some unique challenges- to say the least!! With the kitchen being my favorite part of homes I remodel, my team and I knew instantly that the original living room HAD to be turned into the future kitchen to make more room for the family to enjoy on the main level. Let me know what you think in the comments below!
While working on this house, I constantly kept thinking about how much work it took to build. Every single beam was brought in by a horse and buggy or railroad because it’s so old!! How cool! The craftsmanship was remarkable!! Dad and I both agree that this home had some of the best handiwork we’ve ever seen!
Backsplash & Countertop: Daltile Avenue White | Tile Fabrication: Rocktops | Cabinets: Crestwood | Sink: Kohler | Faucet: Kohler | Appliances: Fulgor Milano | Appliances Supplier: Doolittle | Insulation Manufacturer: Applegate Insulation | Insulation Distributer: RIS Supply | Insulation Manufacturer: Henges Insulation | Light Fixture: Studio M Lighting | Light Fixture Supplier: Wilson Lighting | Paint: Sherwin Williams | Fireplace Insert: Complete Home Concepts | Tile Install Materials: Laticrete | Rug: Kaleen
For the kitchen, I wanted the beams to stand out, so my team and I painted them black instead of the white that they already were. We also wanted the house to feel modern, but still traditional. To create that style, we hung three lantern lights paired with flat panel walnut cabinetry. We wanted it to feel clean and crisp, but also timeless. We continued the black accents from the beams to the hardware on the cabinets, lanterns and fireplace face. I love this unified look! 🙂
The windows in this house were one of the first things I fell in love with. It’s fairly rare to find a home with all steel and lead glass windows. Not to mention I also love the amount of natural light that pours in through them! I love how in the center of the kitchen is this beautiful range and cabinetry then you’re flanked with windows and more cabinetry. It makes you feel like the kitchen goes on forever! 🙂
The fireplace is such a focal point we wanted to make it incredible, so we added a beautiful insert. It added so much warmth and coziness to the space and looks ammmmaazzzinnng! It’s definitely another one of my favorite features in this kitchen (why do I have to pick?!!)
I love this black cast iron farmhouse sink with a beautiful enamel pattern on it!! One of my favorite features! I also love this super fun karbon faucet. It adds a touch of modern, which as you all know, is my favorite 🙂
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Having room for the breakfast nook was a fun addition to this space. The nook was originally a coat closet, but we didn’t need a closet right off the front door because we tore down the wall to the misplaced bedroom and turned it into the dining area, which already had a closet. Opening up the closet and changing it into a cozy dining area adds to the appeal of this kitchen. Not only can you sit 5 people at the bar, but you can sit 4 people at the breakfast nook too!
This decking is ammmaazzziinnng because it’s a lifetime warranty, composite material that has a beautiful wood look. I love how the gray compliments the beige and black of the home! On the deck, we added a heating element, so on cool fall days the owners can sit out here and enjoy the area while still staying warm and toasty! Which, as we all know, is important to me!! 🙂
Opening up the bedroom wall and turning it into a dining room made allllllll of the difference in this space. Now, you open the front door to a spacious, beautiful entryway. When you look left, you see a beautiful kitchen and when you look right, you see a stunning dining space. 🙂
Thank you for stopping by the blog!! Tune in to DIYNetwork next week to see the rest of this beautiful home 🙂