Today’s before and after comes with an interesting historical background. Belonging to Bill & Angela Taylor, Weston, NB., the 1904 home once belonged to the Briggs Family who owned Briggs’ Mill. All of the wood in the home, including the thick double boarded walls and hardwood floors were produced in the original mill at the time of construction.
Originally, the home had a separate pantry with one stationary window facing the waterfalls. The pantry is now opened up into the main kitchen, with the one small window swapped out for six windows, with the ability to open up for fresh air circulation. Now the homeowner is able to do dishes while watching the falls, and wildlife through her large windows.
By opening up the pantry and incorporating the space into the main kitchen, the area is maximized creating a beautiful open effect.
Notice the two flip up cabinets on either side of the kitchen. One is for the toaster, bread, rolls and peanut butter. The other one is used as a “baking area”. This houses the Kitchen Aid mixer, blender and flour. It is so easy to open the door and gently pull out needed items. The cabinets above this appliance garage house all of the baking supplies.
Half of the wall that separated the kitchen from the dining room was removed and turned into a peninsula with stools for the children to eat their breakfast and snacks.
The homeowner didn’t want to distract from the character of an old country kitchen, so decided to go with school house pulls, a black slate counter, and double beaded shaker doors.
Thank you so much to Bill and Angela Taylor for choosing Avondale to be part of your renovation project!
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