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HOMES | TRADITIONAL WITH A TWIST
pong table (and sometimes acts as such for Rob and his
friends!), but it was important to Mangus that it provide
plenty of space. She considers a kitchen island to be the
"hub of the home," as kids do their homework, families
join together for dinner, or friends end up sitting around
the island during conversation.
"My husband and the builders kept asking if I was
sure about the size!" she says, laughing. "I made use of
the space with drawers and storage underneath it to keep
everything out of the way. It's wonderful."
Brass hardware adorns her cabinetry, matching brass
fixtures and faucet. (Mangus says brass is a trend that's
"back and here to stay.") Her appliances are stainless steel,
though she mixes mediums with assorted wooden pieces
on her countertops.
The builders also reversed a coat closet, changing
the doorway and opening it up into a walk-in pantry.
They added shelving, plus a pocket door with glass to see
through. Wallpaper meant to look like basket weaving
provides texture and a cork board displays her kids' artwork. Many older homes do not have larger pantries, so
Mangus was glad to be able to add that into their space.
An additional challenge arose after the project was well
underway. They discovered the original sewer line from
the home to the main had collapsed, causing the reno-
Top Left: The enormous
island provides plenty of
room for work, meals and
Top Right: A large
farmhouse sink and brass
fixtures fit the modern yet
Bottom: Stainless steel
appliances shine, while
she mixes the look with
assorted wooden pieces.
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