getting creative with small spaces {at the farm}

Welcome back to our farmhouse tour! Built in 2008, our designer took over the home in 2013. She found the small "laundry room" to be wasted space - so she removed the stack-able small W/D unit, pedestal sink, and broom closet. She also raised the doorway opening from 8 to 10 feet between the laundry area and the kitchen, an easy change that makes the space feel much larger. 

Cathy created a bar area off the kitchen with ample storage (and perhaps more importantly, ample style.) She added an icemaker and a maple butcher block counter. She used antique iron brackets from Adkins Antiques (Houston) to hang decorative vintage shutters from the owner’s collection. 

A wicker basket light fixture hangs from the ceiling. Diane Whitehead’s pig portrait is one of many decorative items that fills the space. Cathy also added a wine barrel chalkboard, made by craftsman Mike Keith in Crested Butte, Colorado. 

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But wait! We mentioned storage, not just style: Cathy added two shelves for dog toys, towels, and dog food containers she found at Marshalls. Our designer is a dog lover, to be sure! And a large laundry basket keeps trash easily accessible but tucked out of the way. 

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