Everything about this space started out wrong. It was the definition of chaos. Our 3907 house presented all kinds of opportunities that needed solutions which meant we had a bunch of problems to solve.

We needed to reconfigure the kitchen layout and open it up to the dining room, access to the backyard, a half bath and space for entryway catchall. After much thought we came up with a brilliant layout for such a small footprint. Tons happened but for the purpose of this post we are going to focus on the entry way solution.

We closed off entry to the basement so we could put a half bath under the stairs which was accessed from the living room. We took out the old window and put in a door to backyard so we could remove the sliding glass door to create a workable kitchen layout. We created a small hallway because we needed the wall to the left as you face the backdoor to hold plumbing and heating. This gave us the transitional entry we were looking for.

Because the bathroom under the stairs bumped into the back hall we decided to mimic that shape on the other side to solve the storage problem. The space was pefect for a bench, coat hooks and open shelves. We wrapped the entire wall with wood beadboard and chunky old recycled trim painted in Sherwin-Williams Pure White SW #7005. We found old cabinet doors at our local Restore and customized them for the newly built closet. We finished dressing it up with wrought iron fixtures and natural farmhouse accessories.


Hall Storage: Pure White

Sherwin-Williams SW 7005

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