More photos of a reno on Ross Avenue, in Westboro, this time of the inside.
First, the front entry. The designers view, of course, is that two small spaces in a cut-up front entry have been consolidated into a single larger open space. It sure makes a great first impression when showing the home, but someone the open space with a few hooks on the wall will be a lot less practical when all our junk moves in. Definitely a great look for those who can live minimalistly:
The kitchen was formerly a separate room off to the right of the dining room. I do like the modern trend of opening up the kitchen to adjacent rooms. In this case, the opening is not total, so a modicum of a separate room is maintained. New kitchen floor is cork.
typically for an older home, the kitchen needs a major rethink and expensive revamping. The most expensive and awkward thing to relocate is the plumbing, which stayed put. The door to the attached bathroom was closed off; the new entry is tactfully done off the family room:
The view from the dining room to the “family room” addition at the back (facing east) . All traffic in the house went through the dining room. And still does, there isn’t room for a hallway. But now the space opens up and looks a lot more inviting. The kitchen relates equally well to either ‘living’ space at the front or back of the house: