1920s Cottage Kitchen & Breakfast, Mud Entry Remodel - Monroe, North Carolina - Featured in This Old House Magazine - Sept 2018
In order to preserve a family home and its history, my clients made a cross-country relocation back to North Carolina. Their quest began with engaging us to remodel the heart of their home - the kitchen. Though a few of the original elements were intact, most had disappeared by the way of a late 1970s renovation. Thankfully, the pre-existing wood valances and upper side cabinets were still in good condition, as well as some built-ins near the breakfast area. I was delighted this couple wanted to retain them as our jumping-off point, since character and charm stood high on the list.
With a retired chef in the family, creating zones for food prep, cooking, and a place to have friends gather were all important parts of our charge. Professional appliances and special storage features made this kitchen a dream come true, along with stained wood ceilings, crisp cabinets, wainscoting, and textured tiles. We finished with accents of lighting, beautiful hardware, collected pottery, and soft linen window treatments. The family pets have also found this space to hold a delightful dining experience, hidden in the cabinet’s toe kick.
Warm and enchanting describes our successful remodel and it's also true of our clients.