Traditional Home Goes Modern
Catonsville Maryland is known for its historic homes with wrap around porches, beautifully landscaped lawns, and traditional decor. This house built in 1905 is home to a young family of four. The neighborhood is great for raising a family and is close to shopping and schools, but one drawback is the out of date interiors of most of the houses. Our clients decided to call us to complete a modern interior remodel and bring their traditional home into the millennium.
The design team decided to flip-flop the kitchen and dining room. What was once the dining area has now been transformed into an updated, modern kitchen with color and style. The old kitchen design was cluttered and inefficiently designed and was demoed so it could become the new dining room. Our homeowner chose DuraSupreme Hunter Green cabinetry to add color with and Statuario Nuvo Honed Caesarstone countertops in their new kitchen. The wall that once divided the dining room from the family room was removed for the new kitchen/family room open floor plan and makes more sense for this growing family.
The spacious island allows the cook to prepare the family meals and still keep an eye on the little ones while they play. As for entertaining this floorplan offers the best of both worlds for the hosts as well as the guests. Now they have a common living space for guests to either gather at the built-in banquette or island or take in the view of the lush backyard from the family room while still visiting with the cook. They chose to fill the family room space with a comfortable, expansive sectional sofa and built-in for the entertainment center. The combined space also offers a butler’s pantry cabinet and small desk area for catching up on the housekeeping accounts.
The previous kitchen is now the formal dining room with a built-in bar for entertaining. The bar created with Bellmont, shaker style, Naval Blue cabinetry, Craft Art distressed black walnut top and beautiful custom lighted mirrors are the focal point for this room. The homeowners chose to paint the entire room with a navy semi-gloss paint that mimics the painted cabinets. Just off the dining room and behind the entertainment center built-in peek at the new custom cubbies for the family’s coats, boots and sundry of other items. Located in the mudroom near the entrance from their driveway these cubbies offer a place for storage and keep this growing family’s life in order and the first floor tidy and neat.
Lastly, let’s not overlook the newly remodeled fireplace! The brick is gone and in its place, we have added ceramic tile in a herringbone pattern and wood paneling around and above the mantel painted crisp white to offset the geometric blue and white design wallpaper and bright, colorful, whimsical artwork. A breathtaking transformation!