Almond Drive, Winters, CA

Contemporary Farmhouse in Almond Country!

The exterior will be painted Benjamin Moore White Wisp… not too cold or too bright for this sunny façade.

I found these Smith & Hawkin sconces on and will use them to support the Contemporary Farmhouse vibe we intend to achieve with this renovation. It’s always preferable that the exterior of a home is representative of what’s inside so we have some work to do.

The kitchen will be reconfigured and updated with white cabinetry, gray countertops and, of course, new appliances.

The dividing wall will be removed for an open concept and provide for peninsula seating.

The fireplace will become a focal point in this space. The hallway entrances (one opposite not shown) will get a special treatment to help them look less tall, narrow, and out of scale.

The nasty laminate, carpet, vinyl, and dated white tile flooring will be replaced throughout the home with wide plank limed oak. Always lay flooring oriented to the longest (not as shown below) dimension of the room for the best impact. Having a consistent flooring material will be key to transforming this fixer house a warm home.


Originally this house had a glass sliding door which was replaced by an even cheaper set of cheap French doors. The panes in these doors won’t compliment our Contemporary Farmhouse re-vision. The solution will be to replace the doors and adjacent windows with double patio doors. The new doors will swing out on to an outdoor living area while providing for more usable living space inside.


Lots of fun updating ahead but time to demo and de-peach this gem!


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