Previous Project

1990s Georgian Remodel
Kitchen Renovation
The existing footprint couldn't be changed,
so we looked upward.
Keeping the same footprint, the room expanded visually by blowing out the ceiling and adding a large, arched window. Most of the existing cabinetry remained. Jones Cabinetry of Murfreesboro, TN, built glass-fronted cabinets to flank the range hood, along with pull-out spice drawers, and a baking counter. Trim was added, and the cabinets were painted a neutral off white. The island was extended to include an eating area and a prep sink.



To open the space at the other end of the kitchen, the old wall ovens were removed,
along with part of a wall. 

A baking center was added.

 General Contractor: Mike Cox, Lebanon, TN
Cabinetry: Jones Cabinetry, Murfreesboro, TN
Custom window: Marvin (Nashville, TN)
Appliances, sinks, faucets: Fergusons, Lebanon/Nashville, TN
Tile: Walls, Walls, and Floors, Lebanon, TN
Foyer Makeover
A dark, dated foyer gets a bright update.

Updating a 90s Staircase

An arched window was added to brighten the space.
Adding an Open Concept Feel to a 90s House

 Standard baseboards and crown moulding were
updated by adding drop trim and painting the wall space to
give the impression of more substantial trim.

Off-center, Tiny Doorway in foyer
Updating a Fireplace Mantel
 A narrow facade was replaced with a
more substantial mantel. The bricks above and beside the fireplace were covered with drywall (according to local building codes); trim was added to the brick hearth; carrara marble covered the outer aspect of the firebox and on the brick hearth.

Exterior Changes
(in progress)

Painted bricks, a new portico, double doors, 
and Timberlane shutters.
Single door replaced with double doors.
(Old door will be repurposed.)
 Porch ceiling painted Haint Blue.

Pea gravel porch replaced with brick pavers. 


Adding Trim to a 90s Porch
(in progress)




More Interior Projects == In Progress

 In Progress:
Unfitted vanity, granite remnant, new lighting, paint.

 before (products will be repurposed)

 after--updated faucets


  1. This is one big house. Just thinking about how to approach the renovation seems daunting enough. But I’m glad to see that it’s progressing well. How is it, btw? I hope you hired a good team to work with you, to make sure everything will be installed properly as well as lessen the burden of work for you.

    Arthur @

  2. I have loved every single pic and post on your gorgeous home updates. Always looking forward to more! You inspire me sooooooooooo much! : - ) Hugs.