Saturday, May 26, 2012

Remodel & Summer Begins!

Once again I find it has been months since I last posted. School is out, summer activities with 2 little people will take precedence, my belly will keep growing with lil "Burrito" inside (as we have labeled him until we decide a name), and the remodel continues.

I thought I would post a few before pictures of the house so we can see what the place looked like to begin with. The bones were good, as they say. I loved some little details about this house--the finnial tip door hinges (weird, I know--who luuuuvs hinges?), a couple of dutch doors in the laundry and garage, the beautiful random width wood floors, the "vintage" calacutta gold marble in the master and powder bathrooms, the fairly simple and classic floorplan and facade, the HUGE backyard and location, location, location of course!

I'll start with the living room/kitchen area which is where the bulk of the work is being done.

Here are the BEFORE pictures: Family Room/Den - On the other side of that wall of built-ins is the breakfast room. We decided to take down that wall and put the kitchen there with a big island visually separating the family room and new kitchen. Basically flip-flopping the old breakfast room and kitchen areas. Kind of a big deal but we think it will have the flow of a more updated open family living space with that change
Photobucket Those big windows on either side of the fireplace will turn into french doors leading to the patio outside Photobucket Here is the old kitchen. It was redone about 10 years ago but wasn't going to fit the vision for an open floorplan concept. Take a good look at that kitchen.... Photobucket My sister in law attempted to salvage the kitchen cabinets and granite counters for her house. Sooooo....a few weeks later, her kitchen looked like this...Photobucket ...amazing, huh? The refrigerator was hers to begin with but all the cabinets, other appliances, and light fixtures are from our "new" house. One girl's demo pile is another girl's new kitchen... .

What you can't see in those pictures is we are bumping out the wall where the existing laundry room used to be to make room for the new kitchen and create a larger laundry/mud room. Kind of hard to explain so I'll just show you that in the pictures of the build back later.

We are also remodeling the master bathroom, seen here in it's original 1950s glory: Photobucket ....but take note of that marble. I'm going to use it somewhere!

And this little study/office room that used to sit next to the master bath will be converted to the master closet. The shelves were removed and a pocket door leading to the master bath will be located about where that computer screen is on those shelves.Photobucket So there you go! Before pictures of the house and I can't wait to see how the transformation takes shape. I always love a good before and after story!!


Serah said...

Your back! Your back!!! Yeah;) congrats on baby #3! How exciting! New house new are a busy women! The pics are amazing! My husband and I are building a house. Actually we have been building for over 3 years and hope to be in by the end of summer! It has been a long road, but definately worth it in the end! Right now we live in what was his workshop. We converted it into a small home. I do hope you will share more pics, you are very talented, and I need the inspiration for sure! Btw it was around this time last year that I discovered your blog, after seeing your chalk paint transformation I could not get my hands on the stuff fast enough! Turns out I have a stockest a few min from my home and I now paint for others to make a little extra$! So thank you!

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