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  • Writer's pictureTiffany Hatfield

Flooding modern farmhouse style into a WCH home

When we first Topper and his wife Judy, their home was in shambles. While away on a weekend trip to see family, a pipe burst in their second-story master bath and flooded one side of the house. Because the damage was extensive and required a gut job in the master en suite and the family room below, the couple took the opportunity in the replacement process to give their home a style upgrade. We were happy to help them find products that fit the modern farmhouse vibe they were looking for.



Though housing the large sliding door that steps out to the family's super fun and huge pool deck and outdoor entertainment space, the family room felt dark and cavernous. The back of the house also has a large bay window, but an interior wall divided the family room from the eat-in kitchen area and blocked the flow of additional natural light into the space.

The woodburning fireplace was a great feature but the brick and wood paneling dated the space and added to the heavy feeling of the room.


We removed the wall between the kitchen and family room to allow better flow and light disbursement. We refinished the fireplace with a creamy shade of white and refaced the mantle to give the feature a cleaner look. We installed LVP flooring throughout the family room, kitchen, and hallway to provide durable and easy-to-maintain style for their busy country lifestyle. All new ceilings with a floral stomp, additional lighting, and new drywall, paint and trim finished out the space.



The dining area in the kitchen had some underutilized real estate that we wanted to give a purpose to after we knocked out the wall that divided the family room from this space. We often find dead spaces like this in homes, and we love finding ways to add value and function to these overlooked areas.


We added a buffet to the dead space in the eat-in kitchen to provide a convenient space for laying out spreads of food and drinks when hosting their family gatherings, and the additional shelving gave Judy more opportunity to display her treasures and holiday decorations.



The hallway from the garage (which is their main point of entry) originally had dark blue wallpaper and dark wood-tone floors. We replaced the flooring with the same LVP that we installed in the family room and kitchen for consistency. We stripped the wallpaper, added a beautiful greige color to the walls, and created a functional wall for hanging coats and hats and bags.



The Master Bath had been completely dismantled when we arrived from the water removal process. All of the flooring had been taken up, the vanity removed and the toilet pulled. What was left was a pink tile wainscoting and baby blue walls.


We carried the color palette from the lower level into the bathroom for consistency. Judy fell in love with the river rock shower floor tile when we were selecting products, and so we used that as a colorful base to bring in a variety of colors from our palette, including creams, greys, browns, and evergreen fog, which was our primary color used to provide a neutral pop of color throughout the home.


Cabinets: Evergreen Fog Craftsman, CC Home Remodeling

Countertops: Topus Concrete Quartz, Caesarstone

Lower Level Flooring: Lifeproof Lighthouse Oak LVP, Home Depot

Bathroom Tile: Floor & Decor

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