Guest Writer: Jenn Sollitto
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This outdated Colonial home received a beautiful “Farmhouse-style” makeover. Family owned since 1927 this Colonial home had seen some updates over the decades. The kitchen had been last updated in 1968 and the exterior was stained brown at some point, so it was definitely time for a change.
The owners first inspiration was to restore the house to its original color… white.
The second inspiration was for the home to have a welcoming farmhouse look. For the outside that meant a metal roofed farmers porch, new black trim custom windows, new black roof & gutters, custom made barn-style shutters, new front doors, and black modern light fixtures.
The third inspiration for this homes renovation was for the entrance hall, half bath, and kitchen. It came from years of the owner collecting images of white modern farmhouse kitchens & baths. When meeting with their contractor, they went over a plan to incorporate what they loved about those images as well as other ideas, must haves, organization, and overall functionality of the kitchen & bath.
The updated entrance hallway welcomes you with freshly painted walls, new carpeting, and new modern light fixtures.
The owners designed the kitchen with the must haves of: white walls -cabinets – subway tile – marble style quartz countertops, shiplap ceiling with recessed lighting, custom wood shelving, farmers sink, modern black with gold light fixtures throughout home, ceramic tile barn wood flooring, custom paddock “x” cabinet siding, opening up the flow to the shiplap back hall, full panel glass doors for the basement and back door that leads to the yard & garage.
Organization that this kitchen needed and now has is the open shelving/cabinet area for dishware, silverware and food storage. The open wood shelving to store baking needs & snacks, the built-in microwave with kids snack drawer below it, and the owners favorite space is the coffee station with open shelving & chalk paint wall.
The half bath continues with the flow of white shiplap, black ceramic tile flooring, custom wood vanity, vessel sink with farmhouse style waterfall faucet, modern mirror, and barn style light fixture.
From the welcoming farmers porch and new brick walkway, new exterior paint, new roofs (black roof & metal porch roof), custom black trim windows, custom made shutters, exterior & interior fixtures – to the painted interior halls, renovated half bath, and renovated white modern farmhouse kitchen, and with some future updated landscaping to come, this transformation makes us say “wow”!
Contractor – Busy Bee Construction, Painter-Nicks Painting Service, Cabinets-Kraftmaid, Farmers Sink – SignatureHardware.com, Kitchen Faucet – Build.com, Glass Panel Doors – Build.com, Lighting-Amazon.com-Houzz.com-Home Depot, Bathroom sink – SignatureHardware.com, Kitchen Floor – Lowes