Before and After: Master Bathroom

This is a really fun one. This bathroom was so awful. We will start with the realtor walk through pictures and then show pictures of present. We just completely gutted and updated the bathroom this year. In the middle are pictures where we put down some vinyl and updated it a little and that is the way it stayed until this year, 2015, with all new plumbing, flooring, closet, etc.

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Yes, there were swinging bar doors to the toilet….

Here are a few pics of what I tried to do to make it look better.

 

Then, my brother ripped out the toilet, flooring, lighting,  bathtub, etc. and put it all back together again. We lowered the ceiling a couple feet so you didn’t feel like you walked into a cracker box every time you passed over the threshhold. We also added a fan, new beautiful ceramic flooring in a chevron pattern. We also gutted the closet and put a new door in and re-engineered the shelves.

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Before and After: Master Bedroom

Continuing on today…it is rainy and I thought I might as well finish out the before and after posts.  Here is the master bedroom. It starts with the realtor walk through, then proceeds on to what it looked liked for a couple years before we painted. Finally about 2 years ago we got rid of the horrific blue carpet and I tried quite valiantly to remove the black paper that was stuck to the hardwoods. I finally gave up and had Lowes install new carpet.

REALTOR WALK THROUGH- I guess these are the only 2 pictures I took.

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PAINTING

I couldn’t decide on the color, so I tried several before settling for Benjamin Moore’s Hemlock.

I then put up some CURTAINS, finally!

 

Click here for the install of the NEW CARPET AND HERE IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE PRESENTLY.

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Before and After: Great Hall

Here are some realtor walk through pictures of the hall, what it looked like through the years, then the final pictures after we refinished the floor and put up the interest wall.

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PICTURES OVER THE YEARS

 

REFINISHED THE FLOORS, NEW ART, HOW IT LOOKS PRESENTLY:

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Before and After: Study

Here are a few before and after of the study. Here is the story of how we stained the floors.  The first pictures are of the realtor walk through almost 10 years ago. Then there are pictures after I painted beige and left it like that for a while. It was kind of the dumping grounds of the house. Every odd piece of furniture and stack of tile got stored there, then we refinished the floors and added a bathroom in late 2012, early 2013. The last pictures are of the room currently.

REALTOR WALK THROUGH 2006

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THE DUMPING GROUNDS FOR A WHILE

 

FRAMING UP A BATHROOM, CREATING AN INTEREST WALL, AND CHANGING THE ROOM ENTIRELY

 

AFTER

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Before and After: Living Room

To continue the before and after series, here are the realtor walk through pictures from almost 10 years ago, what it looked like for several years, then when the floors were refinished about 2 years ago. Enjoy!

 

REALTOR WALK THROUGH

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TAKING DOWN WALLPAPER, PAINTING.

 

AFTER/PRESENTLY:

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Before and After: Dining Room

Here is the next room. The dining room. It has a pass through from the kitchen to the dining room. It has the original butler pantry cabinet that we restored back into its original spot. There was evidence of it being closed off where you had to pass through a door from the kitchen into the butler’s pantry. There was a sink and the cabinet, and then you also had to pass through another door to enter the dining room.  Now, it is open.

Realtor walk through pics:

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I didn’t realize the importance of taking good pictures back then. The dining room was mint green with a border. The fireplace was odd. I never thought it fit in a formal room.  We eventually switched it with another one. We put this one in Alex’s room and moved the more ornate one into the dining room.

Here are some pictures of how it was for a while in the interim until we refinished the floors and completed all the exterior work.  In between working on these rooms, we also redid the two other houses on either side of us. Each of them came up for sale and we bought them for a good price.  We took a break on our house and spent 9 months each on those two houses, then coming back to ours. For pictures of those remodel you can click on the tag 94 Bungalow and 1808 Bungalow.

The floor was really bad and we had it covered with a rug for most of our years here.  Then, I refinished all the floors and it came out beautiful!

Here are the after pictures. This room was easy. We painted. We caulked the wainscoting and repainted it. We refinished the floors and painted a new color. Then switched out the fireplace for another one in the house:

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Thanks for looking! The next room will be the living room.