She and John wanted every inch of the southern cottage to be updated with a neutral flair that would accent their collections and antiques. They set out to carefully plan the renovation so they could maximize storage, include additional lighting, and add a little more space.
The first order of business was removing the three walls dividing the living room, dining room, and kitchen to create one open space or gathering room. Cherry cabinets and stainless appliances offered the look they were seeking. Glass tiles were used behind the stove and hood area.They found that turning the tiles backward gave a dull backdrop to this area that continued the frosted look of the appliances. Larger subway tiles were used for the backsplash, and granite countertops in soft gray tied it all together.