Craftsman RevivedTransitional Living Room, Austin
The new design expanded the footprint of the home to 1,271 square feet for the first level and 1,156 for the new second level. A new entry with a quarter turn stair leads you into the original living space. The old guest bedroom that was once accessed through the dining room is now connected to the front living space by pocket doors. The new open concept creates a continuous flow from the living space through the dining into the kitchen.
The new bright, crisp kitchen features CaesarStone counters and white cabinets. New appliances and a large central island with seating is perfect for cooking and entertaining. Off the kitchen is a new family room and laundry. In addition, a hallway featuring a command center, craft closet and original bathroom, leads to the original guest bedroom, currently being used as an office. Up the stairs is a kid play area with built-in shelving, a new kid bathroom with double vanity, two extra bedrooms and a spacious master suite.
Photo by Tre Dunham
What Houzz contributors are saying:
AFTER: The original living room now opens to an expanded dining room and kitchen. New crown molding and wainscoting frame the space. The first floor’s neutral backdrops are brightened with pops of color in furnishings and accessories. The Blairs were able to use most of their existing furnishings, including this reupholstered sofa, for the renovated spaces.White oak flooring: Big D’s Hardwood Floors; sofa: Restoration Hardware; area rug: Target; ceiling fans throughout: Emerson Ceiling Fans; wall paint: Mindful Gray, Sherwin-Williams