I decided, after the cool elegance of the music room, entrance hall, new kitchen, and upstairs hall, to change the old kitchen into a cluttered, homey utility/garden room.
The room is a small, narrow “corridor” on the second floor. I had it furnished as a Victorian kitchen, and many of the Victorian accessories became knick-knacks for the new, modern kitchen.
Before: The old Victorian kitchen. Far past time to remodel!
I liked the flooring, but the walls needed a facelift. Plus, the 16″ deep, 12″ high room tended to swallow the furnishings, so I decided to use the depth to put in a false wall and faux balcony, to add realism.
Here we have the new back wall in place, through which we can see a balcony/porch overlooking San Francisco (a photo I took from Nob Hill on a beautiful day). The scene is lit by a bright white Nova Lyte.
A detail of the porch through the back door. Planters give it depth. The flooring is the old flooring I pulled off the Big House’s front porch. Brick wall and accessories purchased at Hobby Builder Supply, except for the watering can, which came from the boxes I purchased with The Blue House.
The finished room.
A fun room to do.