It’s no surprise that James and Crystal want to stay in their charming single-story home rather than moving: In the 17 years they’ve lived there, they’ve raised 30 kids and made countless memories. But in order to function for this special family, the house needed a lot more space, style, and storage. With the couple’s approval, we created a stunning new kitchen, a dining space for 12, and two separate entertaining areas. And throughout the home, we made sure to incorporate kid-friendly decor, like a graphic rug in the living room to hide potential stains and custom shelving for toys and picture frames. Keep reading for an inside look at three of our favorite design details from this farmhouse-chic renovation.
FHS01E03 James Crystal
Click below to see all of the items featured in this episode!
|wdt_ID||Room||Product Type||STYLE||Product||Company||Product Code/Sku|
|1||Kitchen||Refrigerator||36" Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator in Stainless Steel||36" Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator in Stainless Steel||Beko Appliances||BFFD3624SS|
|2||Kitchen||Cooktop||36" Induction Cooktop in Stainless Steel||36" Induction Cooktop in Stainless Steel||Beko Appliances||BCTI36510|
|3||Kitchen||Dishwasher||24" Tall Tub, Top Control Dishwasher in Stainless Steel||24" Tall Tub, Top Control Dishwasher in Stainless Steel||Beko Appliances||DDT38530XWS|
|4||Kitchen||Sink||33" Grigham Reversible Farmhouse Sink in White||33" Grigham Reversible Farmhouse Sink in White||Signature Hardware||934790|
|5||Kitchen||Faucet||Finite Single-Hole Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet in Brushed Nickel||Finite Single-Hole Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet in Brushed Nickel||Signature Hardware||920401|
|6||Kitchen||Pot Filler||Poncia Retractable Wall-Mount Pot Filler in Brushed Nickel||Poncia Retractable Wall-Mount Pot Filler in Brushed Nickel||Signature Hardware||938475|
|7||Kitchen||Cup Pulls||Traditional Style Cup Pull in Black Powder Coat||Traditional Style Cup Pull in Black Powder Coat||Signature Hardware||910744|
|8||Kitchen||Barn Door Hardware||7' Ando Barn Door Hardware in Black||7' Ando Barn Door Hardware in Black||Signature Hardware||939913|
|9||Kitchen||Round Knobs||Solid Bronze Round Knob with Beveled Round Base Plate||Solid Bronze Round Knob with Beveled Round Base Plate||Signature Hardware||915994|
|10||Kitchen||Pendants||20" Gastown Pendant in Graphite||20" Gastown Pendant in Graphite||DVI Lighting||DVP15705|
|11||Kitchen||Mini Pendants||Gastown Mini Pendant in Graphite||Gastown Mini Pendant in Graphite||DVI Lighting||DVP15721GR-N|
|12||Kitchen||Large Sliding Window||47" x 47" Wide Sliding Window in White||47" x 47" Wide Sliding Window in White||Universal Windows Direct||N/A|
|13||Kitchen||Medium Sliding Window||34½" x 34½" Wide Sliding Window in White||34½" x 34½" Wide Sliding Window in White||Universal Windows Direct||N/A|
|14||Kitchen||Backsplash||Graphic Patterned Marble Basket Weave in Gray and White||Graphic Patterned Marble Basket Weave in Gray and White||RioStones||8321|
|15||Kitchen||Countertops||Silestone Stellar Blanco 13||Silestone Stellar Blanco 13||RioStones||7609|
|16||Dining Room||Sliding Door||6' x 80" Sliding Door||6' x 80" Sliding Door||Universal Windows Direct||N/A|
|17||Dining Room||Drapery||Modern Pleat Drapery in Nasco/Sapphire Luxe Linen||Modern Pleat Drapery in Nasco/Sapphire Luxe Linen||Scott Living by Smith & Noble||18541|
|18||Laundry Room||Countertops||Silestone Stellar Blanco 13||Silestone Stellar Blanco 13||RioStones||7609|
|19||Living Room||Sofa||Montgomery Sofa with Chaise in Charcoal||Montgomery Sofa with Chaise in Charcoal||Scott Living||501697|
|20||Living Room||Rug||Triangle Accordion Rug in Indigo||Triangle Accordion Rug in Indigo||Scott Living||91669 50102|
|21||Living Room||Lamp||24.75-in Brushed Nickel/Clear Glass Table Lamp with Fabric Shade||24.75-in Brushed Nickel/Clear Glass Table Lamp with Fabric Shade||Scott Living||LBSH50S|
|22||Media Room||Blackout Shades||Natural Woven Waterfall Shades with Motorization in Cape/White with Blackout Lining||Natural Woven Waterfall Shades with Motorization in Cape/White with Blackout Lining||Scott Living by Smith & Noble||18813|
|23||Media Room||Lamp||27.5-in Gold 3-way Table Lamp with Fabric Shade||27.5-in Gold 3-way Table Lamp with Fabric Shade||Scott Living||LBSH47S|
|24||Entry||Square Window||71" Square Window in White||71" Square Window in White||Universal Windows Direct||N/A|
|25||Front Yard||Fence||Picket System Front Fence with Black Pickets and White Posts||Picket System Front Fence with Black Pickets and White Posts||Regal Ideas||N/A|
Before & After
GOING TO GRAY LENGTHS
We extended the kitchen about four feet to add more countertop space and make the overall space larger. When it came time to choose design materials, we opted for a softer palette: a durable white quartz countertop with a dramatic finish—up close, it almost sparkles!—and a white and gray textured marble backsplash. To bring the farmhouse feel to life, we installed an apron sink, seen above, and a pot filler over the stove.
LET IT SLIDE
One of the two entertaining areas pulls double-duty, serving as both a place to gather and watch movies (meaning plenty of seating, blackout shades, and an entertainment system) as well as a guest room with a sleeper bed. Dividing the two spaces is this custom sliding barn door, which when shut will allow James and Crystal’s overnight visitors to have complete privacy—in style.
BUILT TO FILL
With ten-plus occupants, this home naturally contains a lot of stuff. We added two custom built-ins in the media room, with both shelving (to display books and mementos) and cupboards (to tuck other items out of sight). On the perpendicular wall, we brought in an oversize media hutch with shelves and doors for bonus storage space. And we couldn’t resist transforming the existing fireplace into a focal point with some shiplap, accent lighting, and a custom wood mantel.
Art director: Sabina Vavra
Construction lead: Andy Steinborn