A new archway opens up the space between the kitchen and dining room in this Champaign home. The doorway to the basement, originally located in the kitchen, was rerouted off the dining room, allowing for more cabinet and counter space.
Same wall as above.
Kitchen has been gutted and archway framed.
Water damage to the dining room ceiling had caused the plaster to fail. The plaster was removed and drywall put up in its place.
The homeowners wanted to save the wallpaper on three sides of the room, so utmost care was taken to protect the walls during demolition. On the archway wall, the paper was removed and a complementary paint applied.
Everything has been drywalled. The electrical boxes in the archway are for the pendant lights.
The plywood will be replaced with a window looking out into the back yard. The doorway on the left enters into the ground floor of the new mudroom, also in progress.
Through the doorway on the right, you can see into the new mudroom.
A cabinet and countertop link the dining room and kitchen through the archway.
Wall cabinets create dark shadows, decreasing usable counter workspace. Under-the-cabinet lighting solves this issue.
Detail of kitchen crown mould.
The finished dining room: new ceiling, refinished floor, and fresh trim paint. A repaired section of wall will need some patched-in wallpaper.