Cherokee Gardens ranch on Tour of Reworked Residences

Julie Blankenbaker and her husband Ralph were organized to renovate their Cherokee Gardens ranch property as soon as they purchased the house.

“When we bought this area, we understood we required to (remodel),” Julie informed the Courier Journal. “It was (owned by) a 90-something-yr-aged woman — and it looked like a 90-something-year-old woman’s dwelling.”

She and Ralph weren’t eager on the inside design or the format of the residence.

“When we bought it, we realized we required to make it ours, and make it far more useful and also accessible,” Julie explained, introducing that attending The Tour of Transformed Properties a handful of several years in the past is how she and Ralph received motivated to at last start the method. “We went on the tour for the reason that … if we’re heading to remodel, we have to have to see what this is all about mainly because we were clueless. We went two several years in a row, (and) by the next 12 months we would determined (to transfer ahead).”

An outdoor dining area at the Blankenbaker home. July 12, 2021

Open up notion residing

The Blankenbakers fulfilled Stonehenge Building at the tour and enlisted their aid in building a revamped house — just one of the major targets of the transform to generate a kitchen that would provide much better features.

“I have three children, (and) six grandkids (who dwell) in the location,” Julie mentioned. “And I have bought (my) siblings and their family members, so we could have 20 men and women listed here (at as soon as).”

As is widespread with most loved ones gatherings, just about every one individual would congregate in the kitchen — this meant Julie generally could not get to the refrigerator without owning to ask a few individuals to shift.

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The kitchen in the Blankenbaker home. July 12, 2021

“It just was not purposeful,” she reported, adding that lesser, individual groups of relatives would have to unfold out in pockets all through the house. There was no movement, and the setup discouraged conversation.  

Tommy McKechnie and the rest of the Stonehenge Design staff taken off a load-bearing wall, opening the kitchen area up to the rest of the main degree. They also crafted tailor made cabinetry as well as an eight-foot island and set up new appliances. The current open floorplan makes it possible for guests to seamlessly stroll from the relatives home to the kitchen area, into the eating room, and again again.