Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Extreme Home Make Overs

posted by Sound Marketing for House Smart Home Improvements


Before: Dark & Dated


Old cabinetry and tile counters covered this kitchen before its renovation.

After: Open & Airy

The cabinets and surfaces were swapped in favor of Ikea units painted Barely Beige by Benjamin Moore and topped with zinc. Above, open shelving displays collectibles alongside everyday dishware. The ceiling is painted Creamy White by Benjamin Moore.












Before: Builder Basic

This tract home's master bath looked the same as it did when it was built in 1998.








After: Full of Personality

By retaining the master bath's layout, the homeowner avoided the expense of moving plumbing lines, relying instead on cosmetic updates. One change: a single sink console, made possible by closing off a secondary closet entrance. The exterior door opens straight onto the pasture.
Victoria Pearson










Before: Kitschy Cabin

A corner hearth originally occupied this den.






After: Bright & Modern

To create symmetry, a contractor relocated the corner hearth with a new one, centered on the wall opposite the open kitchen. Built-in cabinetry on either side of the fireplace reinforces the sense of balance. The homeowner traded her single living-room settee for two generous Ikea sofas and a Ralph Lauren chair, all slipcovered for easy cleaning. The pine coffee table came from a garage sale, and the metal "C" is from a local garden store.
 Victoria Pearson


Before: Living Room

This room allowed the homeowners to start from scratch.









After: Living Room

Each wallboard was removed and numbered, then put back in place after the electrical updates. Scraping away decades of paint revealed original artistic details, including marbleized baseboards and faux bird's-eye maple panels, which a restoration painter was able to revive.

In the living room, Pottery Barn pillows adorn slipcovered armchairs by Lee Industries. The homeowner bought the set of framed prints at a flea market for only $94; she's collected the ironstone for years.
Bjorn Wallander 


Before: Garage

A garage used as a low-key hangout space.












After: Garage

Take converting a garage a step further with sleeper sofas that allow the room to double as guest quarters. The homeowner also installed beadboard on the lower walls and painted the rafters white.

Among the room's wallet-friendly finds: a Crate & Barrel sofa, West Elm pouf, and yard-sale chair. The homeowner purchased the model boat at a local antiques store.

Bright idea!
Bring artwork onto an easel for an unexpected, eye-level display.
William Waldron 


Before: Bedroom

Think outside the box. Rooms can have complete reincarnations, with surprising results.
William Waldron











After: Bathroom

The former master bedroom became a stunning bath, with a glass shower enclosure that maintains the room's expansive, wide-open feel. Limestone tiles compose the shower's floor; subway tiles cover its walls.
William Waldron

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