Creating a half wall to one side of the doorway, opened the space to the dining room. Building a post, made from a trimmed-out 4x4, gave it polish.
New oak flooring added a warm note to the stainless-steel appliances and tied into the other rooms in the open plan.Similar to shown:
Bianco Romano granite countertop, from $77 per square foot; Broan 30-inch Elite range hood, about $690; Merola Metro subway tile, about $5 per square foot: The Home Depot
. Whirlpool Energy Star Super Capacity dishwasher, about $325; Kitchen Classics Concord cabinets, about $85 each; Price Pfister Marielle faucet, about $275; Fisher & Paykel refrigerator, about $1,700; Royce Lighting Fulton pendant, about $45: Lowe's
. Dacor Millenia Distinctive dual-fuel range, about $3,500: Sears
. Amerock Inspirations pulls and knobs, from about $4: Ace Hardware