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Lawrence couple tackle 1912 fixer-upper

October 13, 2008


Karen and Chuck Warner have renovated their 1912 home on Massachussets Street.

Karen and Chuck Warner have renovated their 1912 home on Massachussets Street.

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Join "Home and Away" this week for a tour of an almost century-old Massachusetts Street home and its recent renovation.

Host Lori Carson visits with Lawrence homeowners Karen and Chuck Warner in their 1912 residence and discusses the renovation process of the home's kitchen.

Transforming the dark, narrow, galley-style kitchen into a more functional space suited for cooking and entertaining was an initial source of contention for the couple.

"When we first looked at the house, we had two different reactions," Karen Warner says. "I said, 'Great house, but too much work.' Chuck said, 'I think we can do this.'"

Many of the Warners' personal treasures complement the home's historical ambiance. A Civil War-era reunion ribbon quilt is a framed keepsake from Karen's great-grandmother, and many antique furniture pieces throughout the home have been passed down from prior generations of both families.

Other features of the home include a quaint garden patio, a sleeping porch and a "munchkin ballroom."

"Home and Away" premieres at 6:30 p.m. Mondays on Sunflower Broadband Channel 6. Each show replays at 9:30 p.m. Monday; 9 a.m., 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tuesday; 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 10:30 a.m. Friday; 10 a.m. Saturday; and 9 p.m. Sunday.


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