Transformation Tuesday

We're always trying to find a good way to share our process.  How our projects transform from beginning to end and all the nitty gritty that goes on behind the scenes.  Often we take a million pictures that never make it onto social media or our website; because honestly they're just plain uninspiring and we like to show off the sparkly stuff, the new stuff, the final product.  But just like anything else, the lead up is the most important part and what takes the most thought.  So here are some of our favorite before and afters, which will hopefully give you the motivation to take on that next project with courage and inspiration!

Our client was craving a brighter space that offered more counter top surface for food prep and entertaining.  They wanted to keep the existing tile floor and most appliances and fixtures in their current locations.

Our client was craving a brighter space that offered more counter top surface for food prep and entertaining.  They wanted to keep the existing tile floor and most appliances and fixtures in their current locations.

First order of business was finding a lighter cabinet color that would make the space feel larger and more open.  The existing window would help too, by allowing the sunlight to pour in if the curtains were eliminated and we could accent with some beautiful glass tile.

First order of business was finding a lighter cabinet color that would make the space feel larger and more open.  The existing window would help too, by allowing the sunlight to pour in if the curtains were eliminated and we could accent with some beautiful glass tile.

The existing layout of this job made absolutely no sense.  When our clients purchased this home, there was a powder room (pictured above), that neighbored another bathroom.  And the strangest part was that the vanity then resided in another room all together.  Long story short...we consolidated with a whole lot of space planning and reworking of the systems.

The existing layout of this job made absolutely no sense.  When our clients purchased this home, there was a powder room (pictured above), that neighbored another bathroom.  And the strangest part was that the vanity then resided in another room all together.  Long story short...we consolidated with a whole lot of space planning and reworking of the systems.

By knocking down the wall in between, our square footage doubled!  This made room for a double vanity and a soaking tub/shower combo.  A classic New England aesthetic with some modern touches was achieved through the finish and fixture selection.  And that green...so pretty and calming!

By knocking down the wall in between, our square footage doubled!  This made room for a double vanity and a soaking tub/shower combo.  A classic New England aesthetic with some modern touches was achieved through the finish and fixture selection.  And that green...so pretty and calming!

Guys.  This here kitchen was so darn scary before demo.  We were able to salvage most of the wall paneling and sheet rock, but the floors were brought right down to the original sub floor.

Guys.  This here kitchen was so darn scary before demo.  We were able to salvage most of the wall paneling and sheet rock, but the floors were brought right down to the original sub floor.

To keep costs down we specified a beautiful gray, linen-textured laminate for the counter tops and a clean white, shaker style cabinet door.  New red oak floors were laid to match the rest of the home.  Open shelving worked well for extra storage, particularly in this small space where upper cabinets would have felt too crowded.

To keep costs down we specified a beautiful gray, linen-textured laminate for the counter tops and a clean white, shaker style cabinet door.  New red oak floors were laid to match the rest of the home.  Open shelving worked well for extra storage, particularly in this small space where upper cabinets would have felt too crowded.

Sometimes we'll get an inquiry from a client who needs our help with just the furniture and finishes in their home.  This living room was a blank slate, and we all agreed that it needed some brightening up, in addition to some upholstery that would ground the room and balance the stone fireplace.

Sometimes we'll get an inquiry from a client who needs our help with just the furniture and finishes in their home.  This living room was a blank slate, and we all agreed that it needed some brightening up, in addition to some upholstery that would ground the room and balance the stone fireplace.

The existing built-ins, timber framed beams in the ceiling, doors and windows were all painted and the pine floors were refinished with a water based poly to keep them light and bright.  Navy linen sofas were chosen to coordinate with a unique area rug from Jaipur and our client's love of red was incorporated through throw pillows and accessories.

The existing built-ins, timber framed beams in the ceiling, doors and windows were all painted and the pine floors were refinished with a water based poly to keep them light and bright.  Navy linen sofas were chosen to coordinate with a unique area rug from Jaipur and our client's love of red was incorporated through throw pillows and accessories.

This Singer sewing machine dates back to the early 1900's and belonged to our client's grandmother.  Because of it's sentiment we thought it would be so cool to incorporate it into her boutique space that was under renovation.  It had all the right bones, but would need a little sprucing up!

This Singer sewing machine dates back to the early 1900's and belonged to our client's grandmother.  Because of it's sentiment we thought it would be so cool to incorporate it into her boutique space that was under renovation.  It had all the right bones, but would need a little sprucing up!

Because the original top had a cutout for the sewing machine and was in rough shape, we had it rebuilt and stained to match.  The vessel sink and wall mounted faucet adds a modern contrast to the antique details of the original drawer fronts and signature wrought iron base.

Because the original top had a cutout for the sewing machine and was in rough shape, we had it rebuilt and stained to match.  The vessel sink and wall mounted faucet adds a modern contrast to the antique details of the original drawer fronts and signature wrought iron base.