When entering through the front door, the kitchen and dining room are to the right.
Pictures from the owners previous listing shows how they used the dining room as their living room. This is before they changed out the flooring and ceiling.
This is the makeover, the new direction for this room.
Dave and I knew right from the beginning that we wanted a wood stove in this room. Beyond aesthetics, we wanted practicality. If we lose power or need additional heat to supplement our furnace in the winter, we have this larger wood stove to help carry the load. The brand is KUMA and it is a larger wood stove than the one in the family room.
Our contractor did an amazing job on this project! He mapped out the hand made hearth pad with stone from a local quarry and wrestled this cast iron beast into place!
It gets cool enough overnight (and especially if you have the windows wide open!) to enjoy a fire in the morning while having your coffee and breakfast.
One of the small details that made a big difference was installing custom honeycomb blinds and adding ecru colored, pine cone lace curtains. They are just enough and don't detract from the views!
We are ordering our new log china hutch for the dining room next month and it will be delivered on our October trip. It will go in the corner where the bookcase is and we will move the bookcase into the office.
This room turned out EXACTLY how I envisioned it when I stepped into nearly two years ago. I have to wonder what the previous owners would think if they saw it now?