Older homes have some wonderful architectural features.  Notice the archway between the dining room and kitchen—quite unique!

When remodeling, consider keeping these features if they do not impact the overall remodeling plan.

The goal was to remodel the kitchen, but also retain the sitting area within the kitchen. That meant a new cabinet layout that opened up the room visually, but not enlarge the footprint.

The medium-stained cabinets, with a black countertop and nickel pulls tie in with the built-in wall unit. The homeowners can eat at the island or in front of the TV if they wish. The upper cabinets were removed and replaced with a lighted decorative shelf hung from the ceiling by cables.

Because this archway is so unique, it remained unaltered. Just a new coat of wall color on the dining room side spruces it up a bit.

Another goal was to update their mudroom, just off the kitchen. Coats, shoes, and boots look disorganized as you enter the house.

The door to the kitchen was removed. The coats hang behind the closet doors and the boots and shoes can fit into the cubbies.  A new wall color hides any scuffs and updates the area.


Premiere Home Stagers can help you think through your wishes and goals to update your house.  You need not move out of your neighborhood.  Perhaps a fresh pair (or two) of eyes can revitalize your space and make it more efficient and organized.  Call us at 608-345-9396.