We took ownership of Lady Linton and hit the ground running with making it our own. Edin, of Arise Home Remodeling, met us at the house the first time we ever saw it after closing and we got started two days later. Chris and I lived at my in-laws for three weeks while Edin and his crew worked on our new home.
In short, we started out by removing all the oak built-ins (we saved them) and paneling in the den. We painted all the walls, ceilings, cabinets, trim, and closets (a must! we will never have to do it again!). We removed all the linoleum and various carpets throughout the home and installed engineered bamboo.
Here are a few before and after comparison pictures:
In the guest bathroom, we removed the fur down and installed a new light fixture and added an electrical outlet. I have no idea how the previous owner survived without an outlet in the bathroom!
As far as updates go, we tried to stretch our spend by giving all the major surfaces a fresh feeling. All of the walls are a nice neutral canvas, waiting for us to add our own personal touch. We used two grey colors on the walls, Sherwin Williams Repose Gray and Mindful Gray depending on the lighting. For trim, we used Sherwin Williams Pure White.
In the smallest bedroom, I found a bright and cheery light blue by Sherwin Williams called Icicle Blue. This room is now an office and I’ve found it has great natural lighting!
The master bedroom was where I took a risk, I painted it a lightened shade of navy. The color is Sherwin Williams Bracing Blue. We love the color, I just need to figure out bedding and a rug.
While I know these aren’t professional quality pictures, I had to do what I could to capture the before’s on my iPhone the first night we bought the house! It’s amazing what fresh paint and no more carpet can do when it comes to house updates on a budget. There is a bit of room for improvement, but we have enjoyed the new, crisp paint and solid surfaces throughout. Chris and I firmly believe you should live in the space to best determine how you use each space. We might have some different ideas when it comes time to knock down walls. I’ll keep you posted!
I’d love to find a place and get daring with wallpaper, any suggestions?