Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Old Kitchen To New Den Renovation

Wondering what happened to the original kitchen space in the 1904 home? 
Here it is! The old dinky fireplace was beefed-up and the doorway to the laundry room was then relocated to the mudroom. 

Building a generous mantel allowed us to disguise the pipe located to the right of the fireplace. The custom navy paint by Sherwin Williams was achieved by matching it to our rug sample...the only way when you want perfection! Underneath the brick fireplace, a blue stone hearth was installed for "that old New England charm."

Ease and convenience? I specified a firewood box be built into the extra deep wall for those cold, "would rather not go outside" long winter nights!

The lighting was handmade by John Atwater of John Atwater Designs. Johns lighting complimented the thin gold stripe in the carpet and wheat tone walls. 
Above: The original kitchen and "Shawmut" before the renovation.
Demolition included raising the ceiling and making the windows larger to open up the view when lounging on the sofa and admiring the beautiful garden view!
"Lauren" from Ralph Lauren's new rug collection adds a great deal of drama to the space, keeping it current and classic all at the same time!  
To see the newly relocated kitchen reveal click here
To read the eight part back story start here 
Thanks for stopping by! ~Michelle

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