Rustic retreat redo

Greg and Laura live just around the corner from me and recently transformed their dated dining  room and awkward kitchen into a modern rustic retreat — complete with a wood stove. It’s all the best things about a cabin but smack dab in the middle of town. Here’s what they started with in the diningroom:

Already an addition to the original home, the dining area ‘featured’ a lowish stucco’d ceiling, just one window, faux brick, and dated panelling. And, while there was plenty of room for dinner parties, it wasn’t an inviting space.


The kitchen too had already been renovated but was an add assortment of pieces — with an inexplicable gap under the window! Read on to see the transformation.

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Rustic retreat redo