John and Matthew answer a question from Roger and Zora in Georgia who asked the following: “Hi there, We love your website & your philosophy of design. We purchased our dream property last year, a 16 acre farm in the Blue Ridge mountains. The log cabin, unfortunately, leaves a lot to be desired. After considering adding on a master bedroom with an outdoor kitchen & cold storage located closer to the garden below, as well as enclosing part of the screened porch as a passive solar room, we decided that the kitchen was the priority. kitchen, living, dining are all in one great room. We added a mud room for more storage & as a buffer to the weather. The kitchen dates back to the construction of the house in the mid-80s. The pine cabinets have glass fronts & the doors are poorly constructed. We were thinking of painting the cabinets & getting new fronts to help brighten the interior which is so dominated by dark wood walls! Any suggestions would be so appreciated!” – Roger & Zora
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