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
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