This Master Bedroom has a beautiful shape and height.
In order to make the windows feel larger, extra high curtains were added. The structural bed accentuates the airy loft feel of the room. The original saturated blue color was replaced with a pale gray which has a very slight tint of blue to set off the items in the room.
The saloon doors to the bathroom were replaced with a frosted glass door, and a sitting/reading area was created.
This room started as a blank slate.
The carpet was replaced, wallpaper added, ceiling medallion and fixture installed, and larger curtains put in.
Just like the girls' room across the hall, this room started as a blank slate.
New carpet was put in - although a different color to the girls' room across the hall, care was taken to use the same manufactuer and pile height so the two rooms looked matched.
Glow-in-the-dark constellation wallpaper added, new fixture installed.
The kitchen was the largest renovation in this house.
The wall separating the living and dining room was removed. A 2nd front door was closed up and the refrigerator was built into that space. The other appliances all remained where they were to keep costs down.
The cabinets remained largely in their original position but with new fronts and paint.
New tiles on the wall and floor were added, new countertops, and new lighting.
The original dining room was small and cramped. The wall between the kitchen and dining room was removed, opening the space.
The windows were enlarged, and bright wallpaper and fixtures were added.
The original window and sliding door were replaced wtih symetric french doors on either side of the fire place, making this wall the focal point of the home.
The back wall was painted a subtly darker shade of gray to accent the fireplace stone while keeping the rest of the room bright and airy.
A mix of antique and new pieces were used to decorate.
Another blank slate, this room was transformed from a nondescript guest room to a dedicated media/TV room.
This bathroom is a great example of how re-use, color and creativity can transform a space.
It was not in the budget to replace nearly anything in the room. With the exception of the bath tile which needed to be replaced due to rot, this bathroom was entirely transformed without major work.
Drawing on the original toilet cover and sink, an ocean theme inspired the transformation. The ceiling and upper wall is painted white to enlarge the space, while the lower wall is painted the same color as the vanity base. The knobs and all hardware was replaced, as was the light fixture.
These examples show one dining room with two different furniture styles.
In both examples, the table has been pushed closer to the wall to allow for better access to the backyard. The use of banquette seating along the wall allows for a cozy eating area.
The exterior of this home presented an interesting set of challenges to be overcome.
The large mass of green was replaced with 3 body colors to break up the shapes of the home.
The light colors make the window seem larger, as do the accent shutters on 3 of the front windows.
A new door was installed and a roof extended to create a clear entry focal point.
The fencing, staircase and front landscaping was entirely redone.
An entryway can be a great place to add color and detail.
Another great example of how a small space can have big impact.
The carpet was replaced with wood to break up the carpeting in the upstairs rooms. With little room for furniture, the walls do the work with a patterned wallpaper.
This room came a long way on a small budget.
In this series of photos, you can see the difference between the realtor-staged photo and the reality of the room when we first started.
I've also included a few shots of the work in progress. We removed an old closet, moved the w/d over against the wall, removed the soffit (drop ceiling) and raised the ceiling to the original angled height. We also replaced the carpet and painted.
I am constantly redoing this room - it is where a lot of my DIY experimentation takes place.
In the first version the walls were painted and decorated by hand, the vanity was painted and new knob hardware added. The sink and lighting fixtures were replaced.
In the second version, I used vinyl floor tiles on the 2 of the walls to create a rustic wood feel. Nails were added at random intervals to add to the rustic feel (they also help to hold up the tile!) The other two walls were painted white, and the vanity was also painted the same white. I replaced the lower vanity cabinets with a curtain, changed the window treatments, and updated the accents in the room.
More bathroom renovations on a limited budget.
The walls were smoothed and painted white, the large mirror replaced with small medicine cabinets. Hardware and fixtures replaced.
This sunny little room gets big punch from bright color.
This tiny room packs toys, books, workspace and beds into a fun and colorful space.
The dark wall in these photos is actually a textured wallpaper -- originally it was a tan color and looked very dated. Rather than remove it, when painted a very dark blue it takes on an architectural modern element and became a focal point of the home.
These photos show some examples of my staging experience.
The rooms are sparse but inviting. Colorful but not overwhelming.