A new archway opens up the area between the kitchen and dining room in this Champaign home, and white crown moulding helps the kitchen feel more spacious. The doorway to the basement, originally located in the kitchen, was rerouted off the dining room, allowing for more cabinet and counter space. A base cabinet and countertop link the dining room and kitchen through the archway.
Water damage to the dining room ceiling had caused the plaster to fail. The plaster was removed and drywall put up in its place. The homeowners wanted to save the wallpaper on three sides of the room, so utmost care was taken to protect the walls during demolition. On the archway wall, the paper was removed and a complementary paint applied. The floor was refinished, and the trim freshly painted. A repaired section of wall will need some patched-in wallpaper.
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