Our first house was a cute little bungalow that need a lot of love! Enjoy the transformation!
*Updated page and pictures coming soon!*
Little to nothing has been done with the front exterior of the house. Landscape is the first thing in order and I’d love to someday paint the house and replace the windows on the porch (since they don’t work) or maybe just tear them out and open the front porch entirely. I think that could look really cosy.
The living room was a very light neutral color and several of the windows didn’t have finish trim on the tops. Technically this picture was taken after a little love was already shown to the room (furniture, window trim, etc), however it’s the only “before” picture I have.
The tiny hallway had tons of potential to be a cute space. Even though it was a tiny hall, it still deserved a little love.
Improvement? No but progress.
The former Office (storage/junk room) needed major love. Everything had to come down and sadly meant a lot more work than painting.
We went down to the studs. We installed insulation to the formerly uninsulated wall, adding some much needed warmth. We also expanded the tiny closet by a few feet. Then we drywalled and added new trim to match the rest of the trim downstairs. We painted the walls Moonshine and trim White, both by Benjamin Moore. We also added bamboo flooring (the same as the dining room and kitchen).
I’d say the Office turned new Guestroom is still in the during phase. We haven’t put any permanent furniture in here yet. We got distracted by the kitchen renovation and then the baby room but we are hoping to finish furnishing and decorating to make it more functional.
Here’s a view of the expanded closet, which does have doors on it now (still need to take updated pictures). We still have lots of plans for this room.
The one and only bathroom isn’t perfect by any means and definitely needs to be updated. We will definitely paint, replace some of the hardware and the maybe vanity, and replace the window treatments. As for a complete overhaul, that probably won’t happen for quite awhile.
The only upgrade so far, new shower curtain and blinds for the window.
And this is our bedroom now after we painted the walls, removed the closet door and added a curtain instead, replaced the trim around the window, and did some crazy electrical in order to hang a capiz chandelier. We also purchased a new bed frame and mattress. On our list still is patching up the hole we had to make to do the electrical, adding art to the walls, refinishing the dressers and bed side tables, adding a comfy chair and a throw rug.
The Guest-room eventually became a Nursery. Here are some before photos.
Once we had a baby girl on the way, we decided it was time to give the room a facelift. We actually did quite a bit. We fixed some quirky stuff going on with the ceiling and electrical. Expanded the closet back as far as we could go for added storage and got a new closet door. Replaced the old broken window. Painted the was Moonshine by Benjamin Moore, the same color as the new guest room. Added new trim to the window and doors.
I’m still putting the finishing touches on this room.