The townhome’s original layout included a separate kitchen, dining room, and living room. Unfortunately, this meant the rooms were often dark at certain times of the day. To brighten up the entire main floor and create an open floor plan, we removed the wall between the kitchen and dining room. This allowed us to install a granite-topped peninsula and bar seating. As you can see in the photos above, the kitchen was also outdated and gloomy. Everything needed to be updated to give the space a much-needed uplift.
Keeping with the bright theme, we installed white shaker-style kitchen cabinets with brushed nickel pulls, gray granite, and white subway tile. We moved the refrigerator to the side wall and went on to add a full-length pantry cabinet with open shelving. A matching ceiling fan and luxury vinyl plank complemented the darker tones in the kitchen. The final outcome is balanced perfectly, and the open concept allows more natural light to enter the space. A new sliding door was also added, which allowed more light to permeate throughout the main floor.
The wall removal also made the hallway, dining room and living room feel larger. The results are incredible; in fact, the two images shown below almost look like two completely different houses! Due to water damage from the upstairs bath, we continued by replacing the dining room ceiling and walls. After pulling up the carpet and repairing the subfloor, the luxury vinyl plank was installed to create consistency on the main floor.
We installed new recessed, flushed mount, and semi-flushed brushed nickel light fixtures to complement the space. Although the original staircase railing was kept the same, we refinished and repainted it white. We also covered the stairs with grey carpet and repainted handrails for a safer descent down the steps. All the walls on the main floor were painted a light pearl grey.