Say Ah, For The Spa! Space Makeover

After my son went off to college, his Studio Apt. bedroom needed to go back to a functional rental space. So we decided to make it into a Spa. It needed a new floor badly, new paint and a bathroom overhaul. Here’s how it unfolded.

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Pete pulling up the old carpet.

 

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Life Proof faux flooring from Home Depot in Seasoned Wood was used for maximum durability.
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Cabinets were reinstalled.
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I love having fun and Snapchat had the perfect SPA filter !

 

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AFTER Spa area for Foot Soaks and Massage
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AFTER Fresh Clean and Welcoming
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BEFORE. Small crowded Shower corner insert that was falling apart.
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Completely gutted shower space to make more room and new plumbing.
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New Sink Vanity
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New larger tiled shower and tiled floor. Neutral Tile from Home Depot.
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AFTER Spacious tiled Shower and Bath. Vanity and Shower Door from Home Depot.

 

Rustic Modern Cottage Project

Production home builder, Keystone Custom Homes, was the Builder that was chosen to work with on this project. We took one of their models and customized it to realize the owner’s dream home. This process saved time and money which allowed the owner to get what they wanted according to budget. The normal white windows were replaced with Black Anderson casement windows and the typical light siding and trim colors were replaced with dark rustic grays and old-world taupes.

Through all of the rain during the past nine months. This Modern Rustic Cottage is finally almost move-in ready. Here is a shot to show exterior colors. The stone is still being installed on the front facade, but you get the idea.

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I’m just now starting on the interior design. Here are a few photos to show the before. You’ll be surprised at the AFTER! But…. I’ll give you a little taste of what to expect. The photo below shows the Master Bedroom. The entire room, including the ceiling will be painted, and then a chandelier will be hung in the center. I’ll let you wonder how I’m going to deck out the room for a later post. The door on the right leads to the Master Bath. The initial flooring was carpet and that was just ripped out so the new flooring you now see could be installed by Home Depot. This process saves money over having the Builder do the upgrades.

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The photo below shows the Master Bath with all of the tile I specified. Their are two vanities on opposing walls. To save money, the Builder installed low-end lighting and counter tops. After occupancy, the owner is going to replace the counter tops with a high-end Granite (from Home Depot) that I specified, and all of the lighting will also be replaced with a higher-end fixtures. This room will also be painted to complement the Master Bedroom.

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After the reveal I will share the color choices.

See you soon with more!

Bathroom Dilemma Eliminated

Does your bathroom resemble this below?

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Clearly in need of an update, I went to work to give this bathroom the modern update it was desperately seeking.

New paint, updated ceramic tile around the tub and shower, new pebble shower floor, new glass shower door, new window treatments, floor tile, art, and spa-like decor.

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A pebble floor in the shower is easy to incorporate. The pebbles come in sheets and they are applied like ceramic tiles. The add a wonderful tactile feeling to the feet while showering.

To save money, the existing cabinets and mirror frame were painted in an expresso brown. Electrical was updated in the mirror wall to allow for a lighted wall-mount makeup mirror.

Now this bathroom has a feel of a space you’d want to relax in.