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THE GOAL: A CLASSIC CHARACTER HOME, WITH A MODERN TWIST


It may be true that I have a bit of an A-type personality that shines through from time to time and this A-type personality really values planning ahead. First, I needed to come up with a theme for this house, which is really a mood or feel that I wanted to achieve with this house. We decided to go with 'a classic character home, with a modern twist'. We wanted to embrace the character of this home, but include some features that bring this house into the modern day.

Goals to embrace the character:

  • Refinish the original hardwood floors

  • Add crown moulding

  • Add a farm-style sink and classic faucets

  • Expose the brick chimney in the kitchen

  • Choose pieces throughout the house that have modest details on them to compliment the era of the house

  • Choose paint colours that embrace the age of the house, but create a modern and refreshing look for this house.

Goals to add a modern twist:

  • New white cabinets

  • Granite countertops

  • Stainless steel appliances

  • Remove the wall between the living room and kitchen to create an open-concept

  • Add a walk-in closet to the master bedroom

  • Make the bathroom more spacious

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