Our dwelling renovation is lastly full! Right here’s a take a look at our dwelling renovation earlier than and after, and the way it all modified from begin to end! Finishes and paint sources at are the top of the publish!
Whew! The renovation over.
This publish is barely delayed as a result of I wished us to get all settled and have some skilled photographs taken earlier than I shared an official earlier than and after publish! Because of Cramer Photo for capturing our dwelling on a sunny September morning. Whereas I don’t know if any house is ever completed being adorned, we’ve got the principle items in place (minus a espresso desk and extra artwork on the partitions!).
General, the entire renovation wasn’t too unhealthy of a course of. I took it one step at a time: pack up, transfer out, transfer into rental, deal with being pleased in rental, don’t fear concerning the mud on the home, belief my contractor (haha!), downside remedy, and plan for transferring again in. I couldn’t think about residing right here through the reno, so I’m very glad we determined to maneuver out. All that stated, I’m VERY glad it’s over and don’t wish to transfer once more for a really very long time!
In the event you’re new to this publish, here’s a renovation timeline for context:
General the renovation took rather less than six months, which was truthfully a miracle as a result of we thought it may simply take 7-8. Every thing went pretty easily, together with minimal rainstorms after we had no roof in March. We really feel extremely fortunate as a result of I’ve watched sufficient HGTV earlier than and afters to know nothing ever goes precisely in response to plan.
The most important surprises we had got here from the HVAC plans, and we did need to go over funds to accommodate these adjustments. I feel we have been over funds in nearly each class, however as the house reworking contractor, Thomas builds in padding for this, so we didn’t have a ton of unpredictable surprises. (Take a look at how to find a good contractor for remodeling.)
We made just a few in-the-moment choices to go over funds too like going for the metal roof, transferring the bathe, and re-doing the lounge hearth. There’s positively numerous “if we’re doing all of this work, we’d as effectively do every part now” that is quite common in renos. You don’t want to ever need to mud your home or re-paint something once more!
We’re SOOOOOOO proud of the ultimate product. It’s even higher than I may have dreamed of. I assumed our renovation would really feel a bit extra like an addition, however the entire home feels new. Contemporary paint, new home windows, and refinished flooring meant almost each inch of the home was touched. It even smells new! There’s a tiny a part of me that needs we had finished the basement too for final cohesiveness, however that might have meant one other degree of funds and transferring out, so I don’t have any main regrets there.
Listed here are the earlier than and after photographs!
Residence Renovation Earlier than And After
The most important adjustments within the renovation have been to the kitchen and first bed room. We took the wall down that the outdated kitchen cupboards have been on and doubled (tripled?) the scale of our kitchen. On our want listing was loads of storage, an enormous island, a walk-in pantry, a espresso bar and sink, a drink fridge, and plenty extra little issues. We’re so proud of the brand new kitchen!!
A walk-in pantry has been on my want listing since I began cramming cereal containers into higher cupboards in my school house : ) I designed the brand new pantry shelving with my father-in-law (who constructed it!) and arranged it with the assistance of Thomas’s aunt who’s a professional organizer in Richmond. The 2 home windows present sight into the driveway and have been the place the storage door was once!
Our mudroom “space” earlier than was an enormous bother zone for a household of 4. We had area for the issues we wanted, however the coats and footwear have been at all times overflowing! The brand new mudroom has a locker for every of us with coat hooks, room for footwear under, and massive higher cupboards. You may see how we went into the storage to get the depth for the area right here. We thought-about making it a closed-off room, however for the sake of easy accessibility, we made it extra of a nook as an alternative.
Dwelling Room + Eating Room
The most important adjustments to our most important residing area have been the colour scheme, including a lightweight fixture above the eating desk, enhancing the image window, new paint, and new flooring! Plus a hearth re-do and a brand new ceiling fan. We added doorways to the decrease cabinets, a brand new mantel, and a Body TV!
The children’ rooms received beauty upgrades (and higher HVAC!) with a brand new colour scheme of white paint, new home windows, and refinished flooring. We additionally changed their mismatched, sagging curtains with blinds that match the remainder of the home, plus new black followers.
Whereas I did love our blue Sprint + Albert runner we DIYed on the earlier stairs, the brand new runner is so gentle and ethereal. We additionally added some dimmable spotlights on the steps and are nice for illuminating them!
Major Bed room
The second most dramatic a part of our dwelling renovation was in our main bed room! Whereas the kickstart of the reno was on the kitchen, we knew we wished so as to add a dormer up right here for some home windows off the again of the home. After which we ended up gutting the entire thing! The dormer is big and spans your complete again of the home, together with the first toilet. The distinction within the earlier than and afters is mind-blowing to me! We did all new paint, carpet, closets, a brand new roof, and turned the roof deck we by no means used over the storage right into a storage room. We additionally re-oriented our mattress on the brand new wall that we constructed to surround the hearth with the objective of higher using the area.
Our earlier closets have been tucked into two corners with the deck door between them. They have been small however mighty. However the brand new ones are a significant improve!! Facet by facet and outfitted with EasyClosets techniques.
The brand new main toilet is DREAMY! It’s gentle and ethereal, larger, and has essentially the most stunning white oak self-importance spanning the entire again! We’re obsessed. We moved the bathe over a bit, added a brand new alcove for shampoos, and put in heated flooring.
The outside makeover concerned a brand new roof, new paint, new home windows, and a brand new entrance door colour. We love to sit down within the rocking chairs and watch the boys play within the entrance yard.
(extra after pics to come back!)
All White Paint (Partitions, Trim, Kitchen)
Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace
Benjamin Moore Fort Partitions
Benjamin Moore Stratton Blue
Sherwin Williams Fawn Brindle
Pink oak stained in Bona Pure Water-based end
- Carpet is Karastan’s Sleek Transition within the colour Boulevard.
- The stair runner is Fabrica’s Aspen within the colour Mist.
Kitchen + Dwelling Finishes
Major Tub Finishes
Tile + Counter tops
Bathe Wall Tile
2.5 X 8 La Riviera White Gloss
Grout Coloration Chosen Frosty
2 x 2 Baltimore Gris
Grout Coloration Chosen Stormy Gray
Bathe Area of interest
Bianco Carrara – Herringbone Mosaic 5/8 x 1-1/4
Grout Coloration Chosen Frosty
12 x 24 Baltimore Gris
Tub Flooring – Grout Coloration Chosen Stormy Gray