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One of These Is Not Like The Other

One Of These Things Is Not Like The Other

It’s currently the Parade of Homes season here in Utah.  Believe it or not, I’m actually working on the design of a home that’s going to be featured in the 2019 Salt Lake Parade of Homes.  Once the floor plan and visioning has been finalized, one of the first things I do is start designing cabinetry and picking out lighting.  To me, those two things are the defining parts of a house.  They dictate the style and aesthetic of a home.  As my mind is focused on cabinetry, knob placement, hinges, and door swings, I had to laugh at my own house.  The picture you see above is from my farmhouse kitchen.  If you’ll look closely, you’ll see that one of these things is not like the other!  The cabinet door on the bottom right is hinged going in the wrong direction–the handle should be on the left side instead of the right.

As much as I love my 100 year old farmhouse with all it’s charm and character, I think it’s safe to say that it’s never going to make it in the Parade of Homes!   Everything is completely mismatched.  There’s four different types of windows and at least that many finishes in lighting, plumbing, and hardware.  Each room has its own profile of a base and crown.  The only unifying characteristic in the house is the 2″ strip wood flooring that’s original to the house.  I think that’s why I love the house so much, though.  I spend so much of my time designing brand-new beautiful homes that my little home with all its imperfections is refreshing.

Finally, if you’re interested, you can see the rest of my farmhouse tour here and kitchen by clicking here.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Have a great day!

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