Located in the historic Meridian-Kessler neighborhood, this 1924 home underwent its first remodel in the 1980s, adding on a sunroom adjacent to the kitchen. As you can see, the exterior brick wall still remained from before the addition. Almost a century since it's original build, this home had seen a lot of wear and tear when the owners decided to embark on a modernizing remodel.
Finding a Balance
Though still full of its original charm, the kitchen was beginning to look worn and outdated. After 30 years without an update, it was time for a 21st-century makeover. However, despite modernizing the amenities and cabinetry, the homeowners wanted to preserve the home's historic roots.
The removal of the brick wall that separated the kitchen from the sunroom made an immediate impact on the flow of this space. The granite countertop could now extend beyond the new sink to provide more workspace and a generous barstool seating area. The homeowner's wanted a grey kitchen, choosing to stain the cabinetry a lovely castle-gray, which perfectly complements the Coretec floors and other wood trim features around the home.
Subway Tile Backsplash
A white subway tile was used for a shiny and sleek backsplash. It features a beveled edge that generates depth and texture, while perfectly complementing the wood grain cabinetry in their grey kitchen. The homeowners also included a unique hidden feature: the baseboard in the sunroom has a clever hidden “toe-kick” feature, with pull-out food and water bowls for the two resident dogs.