>Renovating the Carolina Bed & Breakfast: The Dining Room →
>Facelift for the Carolina Bed & Breakfast
January 16, 2010 by Susan Murray
>I have been waiting for a sunny day to take and picture and show you the new face of the Carolina Bed & Breakfast, but whenever the sun is out, the painters are scrambling all over the roof and sides trying to work while conditions are good! So, in spite of the gray skies and the sad winter landscape I am posting this picture for you to see.
January and February are traditionally when the innkeepers in Asheville refurbish tired rooms and make major repairs and the Carolina Bed & Breakfast is getting a lot of work this year. In addition to a new roof and exterior painting, we will be redoing the kitchen and guest pantry and painting the downstairs common areas. Plans are also underway for new window treatments and recovering some of the couches and chairs.
Don’t worry, we appreciate our customers’ comments about how they like the “cozy home-like atmoshpere” of the Carolina and we will not be making any “fussy” changes. The two front parlors will continue to be favorite locations for a glass of wine and a small snack in the evening and the rooms will still be comfortable and gracious without too many flounces and furbelows!
Guests are already commenting on how they enjoy the artwork from around the world and how the addition of some old family pieces have added to the atmosphere of the inn. This what James and I were hoping for, a chance to share with our guests some of the unique and beautiful items we were able to collect as we moved from Europe to Asia and back again. We both hope that the changes we make will highlight the wonderful qualities of this old house and look forward to your visiting us and enjoying them too.