Other posts in this series: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Days 4-5, Days 6-7, Days 8-9, Days 10-11, Days 12-13, Week 3
We’ve been finished with our renovations for over a week now, but I’m finally getting around to posting the before and after pics now. Keep in mind that our contractor ended up getting really behind schedule and didnt actually finish until the morning that we scheduled to moved in. We had no time to clean before the boxes arrived, so the floors in the pictures are still really dusty looking. Regardless, Albert did such an amazing job documenting the results that I regret not taking more “before” pictures to more fully illustrate the changes. Some of the angles of the before and afters are a little different too, but hopefully this gives you an idea of how much things have changed. I’ll start with the less dramatic changes and save the bathroom for last.
First the hallway:
I didn’t mention this in my previous posts much, but the hall between the livingroom and bathroom was completely lined with hidious mirrored sliding closet doors. You can’t tell in this picture, but they were not in great condition either.
Here’s the expanded master closet, before and after:
Our tiny master closet with terribly non-functional sliding doors
The new master closet, now triple the width of the old one with brand new bi-fold doors
Now the livingroom. We really don’t have good before pictures for the livingroom. I especially wish I got a picture of the ugly light fixture that used to be in the dining area. But oh well, can’t do anything about that now…just trust me that it looks much better.
Here is the livingroom before. The wall on the right is the one that now has the picture frame molding.
Here is the updated livingroom. We replaced the base molding, added crown molding and picture frame molding, skim coated and painted the walls, and refinished the floors (as well as the floors in the rest of the apartment). If you look at the far right, you can see the master closet expansion protruding into the livingroom space.
Our living space is kind of an ‘L’ shape with a dining area next to the kitchen. This is our new light fixture in the dining area, opposite the picture frame molding wall.
And finally, the bathroom! this was our biggest project because we basically gutted the whole thing and replaced everything (tub, fixtures, etc.).
Not only was the old bathroom ugly, it was dirty too.
Tada!! Since photographing this, we have purchased a shower curtain, curtain rod, and a bamboo wooden garbage can to match the bath mat. Nobody ever gets what this art is about. But I’ll give you a hint, its not a 12, and it is hanging in a bathroom.
The framed art is made from antique house numbers that I found on Etsy and mounted onto natural linen. No one ever gets why I framed a one and a two, but I’ll give you a hint – its not a twelve, and it is hanging in a bathroom.