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My Houzz: Tim: Akron, Ohio

With respect to the notion of old-meets-new, the kitchen strikes a comfortable balance between materials. For the center island, Franklin repurposed original barn siding into cladding for the unit, painting it grey. The Corian counter top and stainless steel backsplash provide a cool contrast.

A set of antique barstools was a fortunate find for the homeowner. Sourced from a local bar that had closed, all they needed was a little elbow grease to realize their full potential. It took days to remove years worth of nicotine stains from them, but as Franklin exclaims, "It was worth it because the old stools found a new home in an old barn!"

The partial wall was designed to address a number of functional and aesthetic concerns. Dividing the workspace from the storage space, it keeps the pantry area out of view, and allows light to carry through this area of the home. Franklin also uses the wall as a means to display his growing teapot collection. "It’s funny," he confesses, "but I think they can entice people to sit down, have a cup of tea and converse (Imagine that in this world of technology!)"

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January 30, 2015
cdec_65 wrote:
Where is the refrigerator located? Is it stainless?
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Hi! If you look to the right side of the image you can see the refrigerator peeking out. Behind the stainless range backsplash (where the tv is hung) is a wall that conceals the pantry corridor where the refrigerator is located. At the time of the photo shoot, the homeowner had a white refrigerator.
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November 8, 2014
Anne wrote:
What does the other side of the island look like? Regular cabinets? Tx

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The kitchen strikes a comfortable balance between new and old materials. Franklin clad the island with original barn siding, which he painted gray. The Corian countertop and stainless steel backsplash provide a cool contrast.The set of antique bar stools was a fortunate find. Sourced from a local bar that had closed, all the stools needed was elbow grease to realize their full potential. It took days to remove years worth of nicotine stains from them, but as Franklin says, “It was worth it, because the old stools found a new home in an old barn.”The half wall at the rear of the kitchen was designed to address a number of functional and aesthetic concerns. Dividing the workspace from the storage space, it keeps the pantry area out of view and allows light to penetrate this area. Franklin also uses the wall to display his growing teapot collection. “It’s funny,” he muses, “but I think they can entice people to sit down, have a cup of tea and converse. Imagine that in this world of technology!”

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