Park Slope BrownstoneTraditional Dining Room, New York
The rear wall openings were enlarged, bricks were patched in and repaired at chimney.
Photography by Marco Valencia.
What Houzz contributors are saying:
5. Take refuge in your kitchen. If your home is drafty and hard to warm up, turn to your oven. Challenge yourself to try something new, like baking bread from scratch — your kitchen will get nice and toasty, and your whole house will smell delicious.
Plumbing and electrical updates. In addition to structural issues, if your old home has very old wiring or plumbing, leaving it as is can be unsafe. Bringing all of your electrical work up to code and having copper pipes installed will help protect your home and family.
5. A fireplace. Nothing makes a kitchen feel cozier than a fireplace, and in old farmhouse kitchens, the hearth formed a central gathering spot. Even if you can't install a working fireplace in your space, you can approximate the look by bricking in a section of the wall or mounting a mantelpiece and surround for decorative displays.
Although many of the original details of the house were toned down, some of the existing work was left in the kitchen and the living room. The brick on this wall in the kitchen and dining room is from the home's original chimney. However, it needed a lot of work, so some old brick was patched in. The molded ceiling is actually made out of tin, and is also from the original structure. Table: Antique, Twin Fires BarnChairs: Antique, found at Harwinton Antiques FairPendant: Flos Romeo Moon S2
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FLorida small kitchen. add a stone wall accent and/or stone edgeing around entru ad exit of kitchen into the living and dining/if left open to them. put brick or stone accent on the north wall of kitchen if not utilizing this wall for pantry cabinet