Yesterday meets today

Many of today’s homes have open floor plans where rooms flow together creating a feeling of space that is wonderful for casual entertaining and conversations. The floor plans of many older homes (pre-1960’s) are more compartmentalized and the rooms in the main living areas are more often separated from each other. If the home is original construction the details of period construction can be quite charming with wood work, built-ins and the use of other building materials that would be very  expensive to build today.  I worked recently with a client who had purchased an original condition farm house overlooking the water on a lot that is quite spacious compared to the newer construction homes around it. They took on the job of remodeling it to make it functional by today’s standards, bringing the kitchen and bathrooms up to date while keeping as much of its original charm as they could. They wanted the home to have some visual variety while feeling harmonious and connected and the solution came from using different soft colors focusing mostly on neutrals. This allows the owner to use color pops where desired so the individual spaces can have their own “personalities” so to speak. Take a look at some of the rooms in this charming old home as they look now.

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~ by sandywenberg on May 7, 2018.

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