This wide view of the entry looking towards the front door of the home shows the mudroom area, the paneled door to the powder room on the left, and original pocket doors to the parlor on the right side of this photo. “Preserving the pocket doors was very important, to allude to the original architecture of the home,” says project manager Dan Faires.
This look from the butler’s pantry shows the kitchen with breakfast area located just steps away. “A coffee bar in any home is a dream for me,” says designer Tiffany Brooks. “Even though it is a butler’s pantry, I made it into an example to encourage homeowners to use spaces as they live.”
This view from the guest bathroom to the adjoining guest bedroom shows how one space transitions to the other. Three smart thermostats (one on each floor) that can be remotely operated and monitored help maintain desired temperatures and control energy bills.
To create a more open space, designers knocked out the wall leading down the stairs, creating a full view of the basement from the staircase. This allows the basement to feel more open and gives a clear line of sight from one end of the room to the other.
To add color to the updated, yet still authentic feeling kitchen and dining room spaces, designers on America's Most Desperate Kitchens continued the mint green color from the kitchen into the dining room. The mint green of the refrigerator and the KitchenAid reflect flecks of mint green in the custom, large print tile floor. The same accent color enters the dining room with the vintage, mint green pendant light.