Leah and Jason’s forever home took almost that long to find, but after 50 tries, they finally got the house they wanted. Four years later, they still love the house, but they had taken their DIY projects as far as they could. We jumped in and did what we do best: started smashing things. We took open concept all the way to open air as we reworked the living room, kitchen and outdoor deck to create the guest-friendly space Leah and Jason had been dreaming of.
FHS02E08 Leah Jason
Click below to see all of the items featured in this episode!
|wdt_ID||Room||Product Type||STYLE||Product||Company||Product Code/Sku|
|1||Main Floor||Hardwood Floors||Brevik||Brevik||CRAFT Artisan Wood Floors||N/A|
|2||Main Floor||Pot Lights||HLB4LED||HLB4LED||HALO||HLB4 LED|
|3||Front Entry||Front Door||Front Door||Front Door||Gem Windows & Floors||N/A|
|4||Front Entry||Lighting||Mitzi H105601-AGB STELLA Aged Brass Semi Flush Mount||Mitzi H105601-AGB STELLA Aged Brass Semi Flush Mount||Lights Canada||H105601-AGB|
|5||Front Entry||Hardware||Lausanne Single Cylinder Entry Set E/ Freestone Knob||Lausanne Single Cylinder Entry Set E/ Freestone Knob||Emtek||4819|
|6||Living Room||Lighting||Mitzi H177102S-AGB CECILY Aged Brass Sconce||Mitzi H177102S-AGB CECILY Aged Brass Sconce||Lights Canada||H177102S-AGB|
|7||Living Room||Sofa||Ella Linen-Look Fabric Sofa -Light Grey||Ella Linen-Look Fabric Sofa -Light Grey||The Brick||ELLALGSF|
|8||Living Room||Window Coverings||Scott Living Single Pleat Drapery||Scott Living Single Pleat Drapery||Scott Living||18403|
|9||Living Room||Window Coverings||Scott Living Single Pleat Drapery||Scott Living Single Pleat Drapery||Scott Living||18919|
|10||Living Room||Decorative Bowl||Scott Living Luxe Gold Metal Decorative Bowl||Scott Living Luxe Gold Metal Decorative Bowl||Scott Living||N/A|
|11||Kitchen||Plumbing||TRINSIC® Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet||TRINSIC® Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet||Delta||9159-CZ-DST|
|12||Kitchen||Lighting||Matteo C57903WH White & Brushed Gold Pendant||Matteo C57903WH White & Brushed Gold Pendant||Lights Canada||C57903WH|
|13||Kitchen||Hardware||Freestone Knob||Freestone Knob||Emtek||5112|
|14||Kitchen||Hardware||Freestone Pull||Freestone Pull||Emtek||86455|
|15||Kitchen||Hardware||Freestone Finger Pull||Freestone Finger Pull||Emtek||86452|
|16||Kitchen||Backsplash||Stacked White Gloss||Stacked White Gloss||Tilemaster||BV-CHST-SWG|
|17||Kitchen||Refrigerator||KitchenAid 22 Cu. Ft. French Door Refrigerator with Interior Dispenser - Stainless Steel||KitchenAid 22 Cu. Ft. French Door Refrigerator with Interior Dispenser - Stainless Steel||The Brick||KRFC302S|
|18||Kitchen||Dishwasher||KitchenAid 24” Dishwasher with ProScrub® System –Panel Ready||KitchenAid 24” Dishwasher with ProScrub® System –Panel Ready||The Brick||KDTE204P|
|19||Kitchen||Microwave||Bosch 800 Series 1.2 Cu. Ft. Drawer Microwave||Bosch 800 Series 1.2 Cu. Ft. Drawer Microwave||The Brick||HMD8451UC|
|20||Kitchen||Appliances||Broan30” Internal Blower Power Pack||Broan30” Internal Blower Power Pack||The Brick||EC6230SSL|
|21||Kitchen||Stove||KitchenAid 30” Gas Convection Range with Baking Drawer||KitchenAid 30” Gas Convection Range with Baking Drawer||The Brick||KSGB900ESS|
|22||Kitchen||Décor||Scott Living Oasis Gray Table Vase||Scott Living Oasis Gray Table Vase||Scott Living||N/A|
|23||Kitchen||Back Door||Back Door||Back Door||Gem Windows & Floors||N/A|
|24||Deck||Outdoor Furniture||Morris 5-Piece Patio Sectional||Morris 5-Piece Patio Sectional||The Brick||MORRSGP5|
|25||Deck||Outdoor Furniture||Vallarta Patio Chair||Vallarta Patio Chair||The Brick||VALLG0SC|
|26||Deck||Décor||Scott Living Luxe 20-Inch Brass Metal and Glass Rectangle Lantern||Scott Living Luxe 20-Inch Brass Metal and Glass Rectangle Lantern||Scott Living||N/A|
|27||Deck||Décor||Scott Living Luxe 16-Inch Brass Metal and Glass Rectangle Lantern||Scott Living Luxe 16-Inch Brass Metal and Glass Rectangle Lantern||Scott Living||N/A|
|28||Deck||Décor||Scott Living Luxe Antique Metal Decorative Bowl||Scott Living Luxe Antique Metal Decorative Bowl||Scott Living||N/A|
|29||Deck||Outdoor Decking||Ipe - Hardwood Collection||Ipe - Hardwood Collection||Clubhouse Decking||N/A|
|30||Deck||Outdoor Railing||Glass System||Glass System||Regal Ideas||N/A|
Before & After
A NEW PLACE TO EAT AND GREET
Leah and Jason’s kitchen had phenomenal cabinet towers but itty-bitty eating space. After we found out their pass-through wasn’t load-bearing, we knocked that sucker down and installed a combination island and dining table to give them exactly what they needed for casual meals and dinner with friends. We took a page from their immaculate taste and brought in a wooden table and chairs, which look right at home among their elegant mid-century modern pieces.
WHEN A SMALLER WINDOW IS A WIN-WIN
Sometimes an older home appears to restrict how much you can change it when a design tweak would make everything work so much better. So it was with Leah and Jason’s kitchen window, which was installed like it was designed to last 200 years, but wasn’t quite ready for 2020. We removed the window and bricked up about half the opening so we could install a smaller window over the new kitchen sink and cabinets. Plenty of natural light still comes through from their beautiful backyard, and now their home works better for them. See? Win-win(dow).
OUTDOOR SEATING? DECK YEAH!
Speaking of that yard, it was beautiful—if you could get past the rotting deck attached to the back door. Leah and Jason knew it needed help, but just hadn’t gotten around to it. We tore off all that bad wood and installed a composite wood product that will last them for decades with no staining or sealing required. We put in glass railing to preserve the views, and even added a bike-turned-garden ornament to represent their love of cycling.