This was just another little rundown house when my daughter purchased it. But she saw lots of potential in it. Had it been me, I’m afraid I would have walked away upon seeing this home in its original state.
I didn’t want to show an ugly photo right off the bat, so I’m beginning with the island she had her workman build. I adore that rustic island.
A before photo of the house exterior:
Now a photo after the house was cleaned up, painted, and the outdated scrolled railing taken down.
She returned the garage turned living space back into a garage and added new shutters, a porch ceiling and trim work around the garage door.
She also painted the porch floor and steps to give it a nice clean look, as well as the stone on the exterior of the house.
The house was jacked up because it was sagging.
She began on this house while the grass was still green. After the months of working there, she put down new sod and landscaping. And also gave the home a new privacy fence.
A few before photos of the interior:
An outdated kitchen with dark shutters prohibiting the room from having more natural light.
The kitchen, as well as most of this house, was completely gutted.
Dark wood trim and various colored carpeting made the house look tired and old.
Now let’s look at what she did to renovate this house and give it some much needed love.
The living room is bright and airy with sheer curtains at the window facing the street. Lots of outdoor light make the room feel larger than it is.
This view is what you would see as you walk inside the front door. The dining space is just in front of the new patio doors.
The home is now open and has a good flow to it.
Here’s the kitchen off to the left side. She added panels on the dining room wall.
The dining space is grounded with a neutral and black rug, which helps to define the space in an area that is open and inviting.
She chose gold for the candelabra and kitchen hardware, which is a nice warm accent coupled with the rescued wood island one of the workmen built.
So the kitchen went from this:
The two wood wall shelves adjacent to the window add even more warmth to the white kitchen.
This bathroom was completely redone. From the roof to the floors to the tile on the wall.
And here’s the other bathroom. The house originally had one bathroom. She carved another one out of the patio space. Along with a master closet.
The laundry room is simple but aesthetically pleasing with a whimsical sign on the wall.
The home has a large yard. Here is a view of the spacious deck.
I’d say this little house is now completely ready for a homeowner to love.
My daughter had a vision when she began tearing into this house.
She saw an additional bathroom, a new master closet and a big open living space instead of little chopped up rooms.
And after months of work with few days off, she succeeded beyond her own expectations quite nicely I think.