After 40 years of neglect, this home was in dire need of some TLC. The house was hidden off the street with absolutely no curb appeal. Our goal was to make this house one of the best on the block and turn it into an inviting home.
This is the view as you enter the home. You can see we started ripping up the carpet as quickly as possible (the red is the the carpet pad). You'll notice the fireplace is black with soot, the walls are dinged and damaged and there's tile heading into the kitchen and beyond into the rec room.
This was an addition to the house done many, many years ago. It was initially a carport, and hence has a cement subfloor with tile over it. It was uneven and cold (there were no heaters in this house), and you can see the popcorn ceiling and cinderblock walls.
This is the hallway leading to 2 of the 3 bedrooms and the bathroom. Narrow, dirty, scuffed and damaged.
Another view of the main living room in the house. On top of the bright pink paint lived some wood paneling. You can see the original 1960's floor tile set on the cement slab foundation (it was left underneath the carpet).
Sadly, the kitchen had been recently redone, but it just didn't function as well as it could, nor was the style current with today's trends.
Mountlake Terrace Full Home Renovation - AFTER
Ripping out the grass and landscaping the front yard, as well as removing the chain link fence really opened this home up to the street. Painting the steel siding a nice neutral grey and adding a blue door warmed it up.
We moved the sink to the corner of the room to allow for a dishwasher, which the original kitchen lacked. While this kitchen is small, it is functional with a lot of storage, and is current in shades of grey and white. The flooring was also replaced to a warm grey-brown laminate hardwood.
This is the old rec room...remember that red cinder block wall and popcorn ceiling? Gone! And nice warm carpet (along with heaters throughout the house) to add warmth to the space!
The view as you enter the space. We've painted the fireplace a nice, crisp white, painted all the walls a neutral grey to compliment the flooring, added all new base/case/doors and created a beautiful, cohesive home.
Snohomish Full Home Renovation - BEFORE
This home was in great shape structurally but needed some serious design help and updating. This home had carpet throughout, minus the click together laminate in the kitchen and hardly any lighting. The paint colors were lovely shades of green, purple, navy and hot pink.
The family room off the kitchen had zero lights and the carpet was original to 1994!
The master bedroom was dark and tiny, with old carpet, bad lighting and ugly closets.
The dining room (kitchen to the right in his photo) was separated from the kitchen and seemed out of place and unusable.
Snohomish Full Home Renovation - AFTER
By removing the wall where the stove originally was, it opened up the kitchen to the dining room, which makes a much more usable space. Replacing all the flooring with engineered hardwood and painting the walls a neutral tan brings cohesiveness to the home.
Adding a full-height back splash created visual interest and eliminating the upper cabinets on this side of the kitchen creates a more open feel.
Another view of the kitchen from the dining room. Adding a double-sided island increased storage space and a downdraft range makes for an open feel in the kitchen (no range hood necessary)!
In the family room, we re-tiled the fireplace surround and continued the flooring throughout. We added tons of can lighting to this home, making to light and bright.
The master bedroom was revamped withnew flooring, paint and updated closet doors painted black.