We had a TIGHT BUDGET to work with, so keep that in mind as you look at these pics. Just to give you an idea of what I was working with - my total lighting budget was $500 and all of my tile was under $3 a sq ft. If you ever think you don't have the budget to remodel, I think I can prove you wrong!
Also keep in mind that this is an empty home that would look 100 times better if it was furnished, staged and professionally photographed. Maybe one day I will have the budgets to do all of those things, but in the mean time this is what I've got :)
And now I have to brag a little bit. The realtors listed this house 6 days ago and it went under contract today! Yes, in this down market it is possible to sell a house in less than a week. This made me extremely happy because my client is so pleased. That is always the ultimate goal.
And now we begin...
The EXTERIOR didn't change much. Just touch up paint, a new driveway, and a new front door.
The before pics of this house are kind of sad. It was a nice old woman who lived here and we were happy to give the home the face lift it badly needed. The FRONT ROOM now has nice light and is open to the kitchen with a room off to the side to be used as an office or second bedroom.
|BEFORE: FRONT ROOM|
|BEFORE: FRONT ROOM AND NOW KITCHEN AREA|
|AFTER: FRONT ROOM|
|FRONT ROOM OPENS TO THE KITCHEN|
This room has great natural light. It's my favorite room in the house.
The KITCHEN turned out really nice for the budget we had. This is the one area of the house where it is easy to blow your budget but we were able to get a lot for a little.
We completely tore out the kitchen and moved the wall back a bit to allow for more space and an island.
|BEFORE: KITCHEN AND OLD MASTER BEDROOM|
We discovered this brick wall behind the dry wall and exposed it in it's original condition. I chose the metal shelving instead of another cabinet to keep the kitchen feeling open and to also give it an urban/industrial feel. The sconces are from West Elm and I was really happy with the quality and price.
|KITCHEN ISLAND + PENDANTS|
I am loving the paint color in the bedroom and bathroom. It is Gray Owl from Benjamin Moore. It's a gray/blue paint that isn't too gray or too blue. I highly recommend this paint color.
You can see in the picture above that I did go ahead and use the wood floor tile that I was not sure about using (thanks to your feedback). I am really happy with the way this tile looks. I will definitely be using wood floor tile in my future projects.
|TILE IN THE MASTER SHOWER|
|GUEST BATH VANITY LIGHT|
|THEATER ROOM + CABINETS|
|BASEMENT TILE CLOSE-UP|
Phew! This is a long post. Hope you enjoyed it! One house finished, many more to go...