Clean and bright home remodel

Written by: Anietra Hamper

When Melissa and Tom Shanklin relocated to Columbus from New Jersey in 2009, they fell in love with the charm of Upper Arlington and a home that was built in 1919. However, while the exterior of the home aged well, the inside was another issue. Rolling wooden floors, crooked door jams and segmented spaces did not seem suitable for their family of five. Also, it was unlike any home they ever owned.

“We have always lived in new-build homes,” says Melissa. “We came from a large new house, so this one just didn’t feel like us. It was dark and dated. We wanted it to have a clean, brighter feel.”

Resources: Contractor: Todd Schmidt, Renovations Unlimited; Architect: Tom Nau, Nau & Bullock Architects; Lighting: Restoration Hardware; Windows and doors: Marvin; Lumber for stairs, balusters, crown, wainscoting and arches: Cellar Lumber; Living room and hall paint: Sherwin-Williams Nomadic Desert; Laundry room backsplash: Tile and More; Powder room wallpaper: Zuma from Candice Olson; KITCHEN: Cabinetry: Custom Wood Products; Countertops: Quartzite, Konkus Marble & Granite; Sinks and faucets: Kohler, Ferguson; Appliances: Asko dishwasher, Wolf range, Sub-Zero refrigerator, all from Ferguson; Knobs and pulls: In Home Concepts; Beveled glass in cabinets: SGO Designer Glass; Backsplash: Classico Tile; Wall paint: Benjamin Moore Shaker Beige; BATHROOM: Cabinetry: Custom Wood Products; Countertop: Granite, Konkus Marble & Granite; Sink: Kohler, Ferguson; Faucets: Newport Brass, Ferguson

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