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AFTER: Knight designed this dining area in a small new addition to serve as a breakfast room (the columns mark where the exterior wall with the large window is in the previous picture.) However, it didn't take long for the family to turn it into their only formal dining area."They realized they liked to gather here for all occasions while the kids hung out in the family room," she says. It was kind of a hodgepodge of styles, windows, and doors with no clear entry.So the homeowners hired residential designer Leigha Heydt to give it some curb appeal with a front porch and shingled-cottage style.
A new skylight and a round window let in the light.
The TV sits in the middle of custom media cabinets and bookshelves.
The new dining addition includes the area from the French doors to the columns, as far as the new slanted roofline.
Three sets of French doors with transoms and skylights open up the back of the house to the yard and let in the light.
BEFORE: The kitchen was closed off from the rest of the house.