Asher House | Pacific Northwest | Historic 1904 Home
[BEFORE] This is what we saw when the house was up for sale. The main floor layout is long and narrow. It has a small front room and then you come upon this "middle room" (along side a staircase and propane stove) and then the dining area next to the kitchen is at the very back (where the large display cabinet sits.)
[AFTER] For the "middle room", we built a daybed/reading nook up against the windows with storage baskets (a lack of storage is a major issue in this 1904 home.) In the dining area, we wanted to maintain as much space as possible, so we built the bench seating as four individual boxes (with lids on hinges) for storage (hidden under seat cushions). We finished it off with bead board and trim and replaced the chandelier with pendant lights.
Upstairs master bedroom. I would really like to build in shelving on the wall behind the bed. Remove our nightstands and have them built-in (with drawers) and install concealed lighting in the shelving (on a dimmer.) Then line the backs of the shelving with a pop of color/ texture and add a headboard. Plants would be great too! Lots of ideas, colors and textures floating around my head.
"Before" photo. ("After" photo to come.) We're starting to design the covered porch. Objectives: replace existing wood floor, build a tall planter box behind the little table to give more privacy from the sidewalk and street. Replace the table with a built-in daybed (Sunbrella upholstered cushions) that include hidden storage bins.