Home Renovation – Fireplace

Fireplace Make Over

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.

Family Room Fireplace Renovation, Concrete Fireplace, Modern Fireplace, Seating

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.

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Fireplace Make Over – Simple & White is Oh So Right

Simple is the most difficult design decision to go with.  I think we all have a constant battle within to always want to do more, add that one more thing that will finally complete the look. 

Simple White Millwork Details surround a Classic Fireplace with Black Granite Surround

But the truth is like Van Der Rohe said,  Less is More!  Simple is So Right – So Often.

This was a Major home renovation I did a few years ago in Windsor.  The entire project Before was exactly the opposite of less is more! 

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Before & After

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! 

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Before & After

Before and After photos of a recent home renovation project we completed in Orchid Island, Vero Beach, FL.

 BEFORE

After

photo by: Jessica Glynn

 

Can you tell from these photos what is the only thing that remained of the original kitchen after our renovation? 

We made so many improvements it is almost hard to believe it is the same Kitchen. 

First on the list of things to change was the arched windows. All of the windows in the home were replaced with simple straight rectangular windows.  We did use shutters again, but new ones.

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