A natural wood butcher block acts as an island, adding extra counter and prep space to this cottage-inspired kitchen. Clean-lined white cabinets pair with black countertops and a subway tile backsplash for a welcoming, family-friendly space.
The clawfoot tub gets re-porcelained and updated with new tub hardware, and the brick floors are restored and given a poly coat. The custom vanity was made using an antique dresser that Home Town hosts Erin and Ben Naiper bought at auction.
Erin and Ben agreed with the homeowners that the home would be better served by restoring the original porch. The French doors get updated for proper function and are painted ox-blood on the exterior side to match the front door, and white on the inside in keeping with the interior trim.
The real show piece in the new living room is the newly designed but old-world inspired fireplace. The surround was built out using vintage bricks and covered in white mortar for a whitewashed and textured finish that makes it look as if it had been there for generations.
After the renovations, their dining room now flows right into the large kitchen and features the original hardwood floor refinished.
Erin's design plan called for reconfiguring the kitchen layout, adding a refrigerator enclosure, removing the peninsula and creating a new center island, with bar seating, positioned lengthwise in the space.
All New: Thursday, May 31 at 9|8c