At Home: In Whitehall
Dustin and Afton Holfinger had been searching the Near East and East Side of Columbus for nearly a year for their new home. Then they decided to expand their search to Whitehall. It was a neighborhood that they really hadn’t considered before or knew much about. “The thing about the house that really attracted us to it was its vintage simplicity,” said Dustin. ”That and the fact that we had a blank slate in working condition was the main attraction.” The house is 1194 square feet with a full basement, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths and a detached garage. They have since remodeled several of the rooms and have a few more projects in the works. Read on to see some of the before and after photos.
They have painted the rooms in cooler relaxing colors that fit their contemporary style. A few bright pieces of art add punch to the palette. The kitchen is a bright, cheery place to work with the bright green walls and windows that let in lots of natural light. They are working on adding a backsplash to complete the kitchen.
Living and dining rooms before:
Living and dining rooms after:
Other things they have done to the house is made it more energy efficient, added new doors and hardware, added a home gym in the basement and mixed local art pieces into their collection. They are doing most of the work on the house themselves with some help from family and friends.
The house does not have much landscaping, but that is fine with them because they can choose to give the house their own look. If you have not considered Whitehall before, it is a safe, quiet neighborhood only about fifteen minutes east of downtown.