There is no denying my love for a good Before and After story. This one is no exception.
My clients came to me after purchasing the waterfront home for the beautiful River view, they loved the lot, location and size of the home. They were not quite as impressed with most of the interior layout, the windows, the Bathroom, the Kitchen and the complete lack of architectural details in the house.
Let’s just say they were prepared for a Major renovation.
It helps to understand that my clients we completely open to any ideas I had for making changes to the house. There were some absolute must-do items on their to-do list which would require reconfiguring the floor plan and some major reworking things like ceilings and flooring. The Master Bathroom was definitely a high priority on the to-do list. The original plan had two separate areas – his with shower and hers with a shower and a tub between both. The bathroom was divided from the Master Bedroom by a hall visible from the Living Room. Passing through the hall you would come to another hallway with closets on each side.
When my clients first brought me on a tour through the new home they purchased we all agreed on many items on the renovation To-Do List. I was a little blown away that they were fine with the existing fireplace while I had a strong opinion to the contrary from the moment I saw the original fireplace.
As is the case with home renovations, the after photo looks so amazing it is hard to imagine the room ever looking any other way. Truth is it takes a good long time to get to the finished product.
One of my favorite things about working as an interior design is getting to see and share the transformation of a home after a renovation. The photo above is the After of a project I did a short time ago. Bold and colorful for sure, but I don’t think you can really appreciate the After until you see the Before. My clients wanted this room to be a, just about everything room. It needed to function as an Office, Dining Room and a TV room. That is no doubt a tall order for a small(ish) room. I managed to get it all in and function as well as look amazing!