Before and After's : It's just the little things that can make a difference

I love to find the good in any house. It is rare that I don't find something redeemable in a house no matter how ugly. The following projects would make most run. I love the things that most people don't see value in and I love the challenge of making it beautiful. This process makes me want to get up each and every day. It's like breathing to me I could talk about design and renovation and building every day. My sweet family has gone thru 15 of those projects with me and probably don't find it as fascinating! I am so thankful that I have had those opportunities to make those homes beautiful. It has made my daughters very forgiving when it comes to a house that needs some help. It would not be unusual for Rachel to provide a list to me when we look at various projects as to what a house needs and what it could be if someone just did a few changes. I don't think you have to spend a lot of money to make some updates. Paint is the least expensive option and can make such a huge impact. Changing a light fixture is like buying some new shoes so even that can make a difference in your space. Sometimes you do need to gut and remove it all and start over as is the case for the bathrooms you will see below. Or replacing doors and windows with new doors again just one simple change can help the space. I hope you have the space you love if you don't call me and we can make it a space you will love to come home to. I hope everyone has a great week. My sweet Chick Fil A husband is returning to Oklahoma and we will miss him until he comes back! Who knows what will have changed at our house while he is away. I have some things I cant' wait to share like painted brick, new front doors and marble counter tops and a farm sink. some great gold cabinet hardware I found at Lowes and some fab lights from Barbra Cosgrove. 
Have a great week!!
Love Where you Live.
Stacy Jacobi Home
This pink brick just needs some Benjamin Moore paint In White Dove 
Before this room just needs some paint and a new light fixture
Finished with just paint and a new light fixture and what a difference it can make

A long metal window and a door replacing this gave better access and view to the pool and backyard.
These Pella sliders are so amazing they can open up on both sides making entertaining easy and great natural light

I am not sure I need to say anything here if you like green tile and pink sinks this bath is for you otherwise it needs more than a few tweaks just a slight gut and redo 

Adding subway on the walls of the shower saves money and the black marble on the floor is beautiful.

This entrance is not attractive and really can't be changed so just changing the door to a double entry makes a big impact

New double doors make the entrance more inviting and help make the two story entrance more appealing

I come across ugly fireplaces daily the client doesn't like the brick or the mantel it's an easy fix with a stucco product

We went right over the mantel with a metal lath and then stucco in a white creme finish looks fresh and updated very little mess and can be done in two site visits

Another bath that needed a face lift and if you can keep the plumbing in the same location you can keep your costs down.

A little marble tile and marble tub surround and doing an under mount tub looks so much better. 


Sparkling Like A Diamond said...

All very nice improvements. Love seeing your work.

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