With keeping this renovation cost down, certain rooms were given a facelift as verses a total gut renovation.
Starting on the first floor the decision to keep the existing kitchen cabinets, oiling the wood to bring back it’s luster and changing the hardware on the doors and drawers made a world of difference. Replacing the old formica countertops to granite and a custom color glass-tile backsplash. The countertop was extended 12″ over the base cabinets to create a sitting area for breakfast and lunch. The old appliances were replaced with all new Stainless Steel appliances. The existing laminate flooring was changed to a 12″ x 24″ porcelain tile to create a wood look throughout the kitchen, hallway and foyer.
Opening a wall from the kitchen to the living room creating an open flow throughout the first floor. Also allowing the large screen television in living room to also be seen from the kitchen.
Replacing the carpet in the sunken living room with a modern thick two tone shag carpeting in golds and black. The use of the left over granite from the kitchen to replace the existing wood panels and mantel around the fireplace kept the cost down.
All new colors to work with the new colors in the granite and carpet were used on the walls. Paint was an Eggshell finish throughout the first and second floor.
The powder room was a total gut, replacing the floor and walls with an Onyx tile, accented with an exotic 4″ x 4″ wood tile in the floor. Walls were topped with a solid black glass tile. The vanity top and vessel sink were an fossilized black marble of ancient shrimp. The wall behind the vanity and watercloset was mirrored to create the feeling of a larger bathroom. The light fixture used was a modern white glass of art creating a soft lighting.
On the way up to the second floor the carpeting used on the stairs and on the second floor hallway was a dense low cut plush carpet. The Master bedroom the carpeting was replaced with with the same modern two-tone style thick shag in golds and blues. The wall behind the bed picked up the blue in carpet and the remaining walls were in the gold/tan hue. Adding a ceiling fan with both up and down lighting to create different moods of lighting. A new platform bed was purchased to accommodate the existing mattress. All new bedding and end tables were added. The side lamps contained the colors of the carpet within the globe portion of the lamps. The master bathroom was a total gut. Slightly widening the stall shower made a world of difference. Adding a glass panel, glass shower door and lighting in the shower giving a fresh look to the shower. The flooring both outside the shower and on the shower floor was a milky glass tile. The shower floor was a 4″ x 4″ tile and a 8″x 8″ outside the shower. A handmade cut-glass mosaic tile accented both the floor and walls. The same handmade cut-glass mosaic was used as a vessel sink. Faucets, shower fittings and watercloset were replaced. A new open dark wood vanity with drawers and a white granite top were used. Slanted mirror to reflect the mirror on the linen closet door for viewing all angles. Replacing the light fixture above the mirror. The walls in and out of the shower area were white 3″ x 8″ subway tiles.
The second bathroom a new vanity, medicine cabinet, shower doors and water closet. Keeping the existing tub and tiles both on walls and floor to keep the cost down. Fresh paint bought this bathroom to life. The second bedroom fresh paint, new carpeting and adding a ceiling fan. Both bedrooms the interior closets were custom by Elfa Systems. Creating a lot more space.