Nearly every evening after dinner, for almost eight months, the Powers family took a walk together. Shutting the door on the house they shared with extended family during the summer months, the foursome strolled down the street, then rounded the corner to the 1920s bungalow they bought nearly a year earlier—and whose renovation was being documented by This Old House for its 40th television season. But while just two-tenths of a mile separates the two houses, the distance traveled was much more than the 400-plus steps. This was a journey home.
Shown: The 15-by-13-foot kitchen, in the original part of the now 2,300-square-foot house, is open to the living room, located two steps down in the addition. A support column in the 8-foot-wide opening marks the transition. Quartersawn white oak cabinets and flooring create a warm, seamless backdrop for the white appliances, subway-tile backsplash, and quartz countertops, accented with black light fixtures and hardware.
Flooring: Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods
Kitchen cabinets: Plain & Fancy Custom Cabinetry
Hardware: House of Antique Hardware
Faucet: American Standard
Island pendant: Clarkson Lighting
Wall lights and ceiling fan: Circa Lighting
Backsplash tile: Somertile
Kitchen stools: Saffron + Poe
Paint: Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace