The look of the porch is transformed with fresh white paint, khaki trim, painted concrete floors and a ceiling fan in a more classic design. But the star of the new porch is the set of twin chair swings — Ben's custom take on the traditional Southern porch swing. Each is a variation on the familiar Adirondack chair design, and they were handmade by Ben using reclaimed wood from demo of one of the home's interior walls.
This spacious open-concept kitchen features stained wood cabinets, a white subway tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances. Two industrial-style barstools at the narrow kitchen island turn the prep space into a breakfast bar.
Neutral Craftsman Kitchen with Brown Hardwood Floor
The linoleum floor was removed and replaced with new hardwood flooring using stained yellow pine meticulously color-matched to approximate the tone of the original heart pine found throughout the rest of the home.
Contemporary Neutral Kitchen with Brown Wooden Island
The original plan for the kitchen was to install hardwood floors, but Fixer Upper host Joanna Gaines opted instead for black and white tile, originally planned for use only in a butler's pantry, to give the entire kitchen added personality and a more dynamic look. Stained antique doors, a wooden island and copper elements help provide a warm counterbalance to the striking black and white.
Neutral Craftsman Dining Room with Custom Wood Dining Table
As seen on HGTV's Home Town, Hosts Ben and Erin Napier renovated the dining room and revealed all the original wall paneling that was originally on the walls in the Rahaim residence. The dining table was a project that homeowner Cassidy Rahaim and Host Ben Napier worked on together as a gift for homeowner Robyn.
Neutral Craftsman Kitchen with Custom Wood Banquette
The new kitchen is bright and airy with updated lighting, new cabinetry, subway tile backsplash and lots of natural wood. Ben fashioned a custom banquette — a special request by Mackenzie as a feature that would remind her of the home she grew up in. The banquette was constructed from reclaimed wood flooring and the seating was butcher block to tie in with the wood countertops.