Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Living Area Transformation {Before & After}

Before the remodel, you can see that there are lots of nooks, arches and walls at different angles. As a result the space feels cramped and cluttered. We had to leave some walls and create a post for structural support, but you'll see the dramatic impact removing a wall can make.
BEFORE:
We removed the fireplace to achieve the open concept the client desired. Sometimes removing a fireplace can hurt resale, but not necessarily in Las Vegas, so the client was happy to see it go. So happy she took a hammer to it before the pros took over. :)

AFTER:
Although the photo (below) is taken from the opposite direction of the "before" photo, you can see how much room was gained by knocking down the wall and removing the fireplace.
This is exactly where the dividing wall and fireplace once stood. With it gone, the space feels open and brighter.
BEFORE:
We turned what was once the family room (below) in to a stylish dining room and added a dutch door where the existing door is.
AFTER:
Changing the paint from yellow/gold to white played the biggest role in our transformation.
Walls: Benjamin Moore, Swiss Coffee. Trim: Benjamin Moore, Simply White. And yes, we are waiting for the perfect chandelier!
The faux wood tile also played a key roll in the transformation. The herringbone pattern creates interest that a normal straight lay would not.
Next up: The Pantry


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Master Suite Transformation {Before & After}

In the previous post, you were able to see the before & after photos of the kitchen. In my humble opinion, second to the kitchen, the master bedroom is the next most important room in a home. It's where we start our day and where we end our day, so it needs to be a peaceful, restful space. 
BEFORE:
AFTER: 
We didn't have to make any structural changes to the bedroom, but we wanted it to be more peaceful for this young power couple to come home and relax in after a long hard day at work. We used a muted color palette and lots of soft textiles to create an inviting environment they would look forward to coming home to. We had custom window treatments made with blackout lining and took them to the ceiling to help the 8' ceiling feel higher.
Each bedside table has a tray to help organize the items we like to keep near us at night. Books, reading glasses, phones, etc. By corralling everything in a tray, it keeps the tabletop uncluttered and aesthetically pleasing. We had the electrician hardwire sconces on either side of the bed. The warmth of the brass works perfectly with the other finishes in the room.
A small sitting area in the master bedroom provides a restful place to pull up a book and a cozy blanket to read with.
On to the master bathroom...
BEFORE:
Before the master bath felt choppy with his and her vanities across from each other and a tub coming off the window wall. We combined the his and hers vanities and added a claw foot tub along the window wall. We took the shower from the middle of the master closet and put it where the "his" vanity was originally. That gave us a lot more room in the closet and helped the flow of the bathroom. Sometimes smart space planning is all that is needed to completely transform a room. 



Next Up: The Family & Dining Rooms