Sunday, December 3, 2023

House Renovation Earlier than And After • Kath Eats


Our house renovation is in any case whole! Right here’s a take a look at our house renovation ahead of and after, and the way it all modified from begin to end! Finishes and paint assets at are the tip of the publish!

Whew! The renovation over. 

This publish is moderately behind schedule as a result of I sought after us to get all settled and feature some skilled footage taken ahead of I shared an professional ahead of and after publish! Because of Cramer Picture for taking pictures our house on a sunny September morning. Whilst I don’t know if any house is ever completed being adorned, we’ve got the primary items in position (minus a espresso desk and extra artwork at the partitions!). 

General, the entire renovation wasn’t too dangerous of a procedure. I took it one step at a time: close up, transfer out, transfer into condo, focal point on being glad in condo, don’t concern concerning the mud on the area, believe my contractor (haha!), downside remedy, and plan for transferring again in. I couldn’t consider residing right here all through the reno, so I’m very happy we made up our minds to transport out. All that mentioned, I’m VERY happy it’s over and don’t need to transfer once more for a long time!

Should you’re new to this publish, here’s a renovation timeline for context:

General the renovation took rather less than six months, which used to be in truth a miracle as a result of we idea it will simply take 7-8. The entirety went somewhat easily, together with minimum rainstorms after we had no roof in March. We really feel extremely fortunate as a result of I’ve watched sufficient HGTV ahead of and afters to understand not anything ever is going precisely in step with plan. 

The most important surprises we had got here from the HVAC plans, and we did have to move over funds to deal with the ones adjustments. I believe we have been over funds in almost about each class, however as the house transforming contractor, Thomas builds in padding for this, so we didn’t have a ton of unpredictable surprises. (Take a look at find out how to discover a excellent contractor for reworking.)

My contractor!

We made a couple of in-the-moment selections to move over funds too like going for the steel roof, transferring the bathe, and re-doing the lounge fireside. There may be surely numerous “if we’re doing all of this paintings, we may as neatly do the whole thing now” that is quite common in renos. You don’t want to ever need to mud your own home or re-paint anything else once more!

We’re SOOOOOOO proud of the general product. It’s even higher than I may have dreamed of. I believed our renovation would really feel slightly extra like an addition, however the entire area feels new. Recent paint, new home windows, and refinished flooring intended just about each inch of the home used to be touched. It even smells new! There’s a tiny a part of me that desires we had performed the basement too for final cohesiveness, however that may have intended any other stage of funds and transferring out, so I don’t have any main regrets there. 

Listed here are the ahead of and after footage!

House Renovation Earlier than And After


The most important adjustments within the renovation have been to the kitchen and number one bed room. We took the wall down that the outdated kitchen cupboards have been on and doubled (tripled?) the scale of our kitchen. On our want checklist used to be a variety of garage, a large island, a walk-in pantry, a espresso bar and sink, a drink refrigerator, and a lot extra little issues. We’re so proud of the brand new kitchen!! 

Earlier than



A walk-in pantry has been on my want checklist since I began cramming cereal bins into higher cupboards in my school rental : ) I designed the brand new pantry shelving with my partner’s father (who constructed it!) and arranged it with the assistance of Thomas’s aunt who’s a skilled organizer in Richmond. The 2 home windows supply sight into the driveway and have been the place the storage door was once!

Earlier than



Our mudroom “space” ahead of used to be a large hassle zone for a circle of relatives of 4. We had area for the issues we would have liked, however the coats and footwear have been all the time overflowing! The brand new mudroom has a locker for each and every people with coat hooks, room for footwear under, and massive higher cupboards. You’ll see how we went into the storage to get the intensity for the distance right here. We regarded as making it a closed-off room, however for the sake of simple get entry to, we made it extra of a corner as an alternative. 

Earlier than


Residing Room + Eating Room

The most important adjustments to our primary residing area have been the colour scheme, including a mild fixture above the eating desk, making improvements to the image window, new paint, and new flooring! Plus a hearth re-do and a brand new ceiling fan. We added doorways to the decrease cabinets, a brand new mantel, and a Body TV! 

Earlier than


Youngsters’ Rooms

The youngsters’ rooms were given beauty upgrades (and higher HVAC!) with a brand new colour scheme of white paint, new home windows, and refinished flooring. We additionally changed their mismatched, sagging curtains with blinds that fit the remainder of the home, plus new black lovers. 


Whilst I did love our blue Sprint + Albert runner we DIYed at the earlier stairs, the brand new runner is so gentle and ethereal. We additionally added some dimmable spotlights at the stairs and are nice for illuminating them! 

Number one Bed room

The second one maximum dramatic a part of our house renovation used to be in our number one bed room! Whilst the kickstart of the reno used to be at the kitchen, we knew we needed so as to add a dormer up right here for some home windows off the again of the home. After which we ended up gutting the entire thing! The dormer is massive and spans all of the again of the home, together with the principle toilet. The variation within the ahead of and afters is mind-blowing to me! We did all new paint, carpet, closets, a brand new roof, and grew to become the roof deck we by no means used over the storage right into a garage room. We additionally re-oriented our mattress at the new wall that we constructed to surround the fireside with the function of higher using the distance. 

Earlier than



Our earlier closets have been tucked into two corners with the deck door between them. They have been small however mighty. However the brand new ones are a big improve!! Facet via facet and geared up with EasyClosets programs. 

Earlier than


Number one Toilet

The brand new number one toilet is DREAMY! It’s gentle and ethereal, larger, and has essentially the most gorgeous white oak vainness spanning the entire again! We’re obsessed. We moved the bathe over slightly, added a brand new alcove for shampoos, and installed heated flooring. 

Earlier than



The outside makeover concerned a brand new roof, new paint, new home windows, and a brand new entrance door colour. We like to sit down within the rocking chairs and watch the lads play within the entrance backyard. 

Earlier than


(extra after pics to return!)


All White Paint (Partitions, Trim, Kitchen)

Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace

Kitchen Island

Benjamin Moore Citadel Partitions 

Entrance Door

Benjamin Moore Stratton Blue

External Paint

Sherwin Williams Fawn Brindle

Home windows

Andersen E-series casements


Pink oak stained in Bona Herbal Water-based end

Kitchen + Residing Finishes

Number one Bathtub Finishes

Tile + Counter tops

Kitchen Backsplash

Cloe 2.5″ x 8″

Bathe Wall Tile

2.5 X 8 Los angeles Riviera White Gloss
Grout Colour Decided on Frosty

Bathe Ground

2 x 2 Baltimore Gris
Grout Colour Decided on Stormy Gray

Bathe Area of interest

Bianco Carrara – Herringbone Mosaic 5/8 x 1-1/4
Grout Colour Decided on Frosty

Ground Tile

12 x 24 Baltimore Gris
Bathtub Ground – Grout Colour Decided on Stormy Gray


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