love the openess between the two areas, the entertainment center built-ins and fireplace and the beamed vaulted ceiling. Exposed beams with vaulted ceilings. Basically everything except I'd put a gas stovetop where the sink is
This house was one of three chosen by a couple on HGTV's "Fixer Upper", based out of Waco, TX. Chip and Joanna Gaines redid the house from top to bottom. I love what they do, and I'll hopefully talk them into redoing a house for me someday :-)
Cottage Charm - It looks great with beaded-board-style cabinets that mimic timeworn wainscoting. Dark grout suggests spaces while reducing upkeep on subway-tile walls. Like the bead board and the blue with white.