5 Amazing Before & Afters
Last Updated on Wednesday, 8 October 2014 12:24
Written by bkshowplace
Wednesday, 8 October 2014 12:24
In the kitchen and bath design world, before and after pictures are like candy. We can never get enough. Makeover pics provide ideas, inspiration, and are just plain fun to look at.
So with that in mind, here is some eye candy for you today. Enjoy!
The kitchen’s dated white appliances and orangey-oak cabinets stuck out in this well-appointed home.
For less than $9,000, the kitchen now sports dramatic painted-black cabinets and granite veneer countertops. Creamy white walls, brushed-nickel cabinet hardware and glossy new appliances add to the kitchen’s elegant face-lift.
For an executive chef and a wine representative, this cramped and closed-off kitchen didn’t work for two people who loved to cook and entertain friends and family. The renovation’s main goal was to turn this dreary 10×13 kitchen into the hub of the home where the hosts could interact with their guests.
The kitchen was opened up on two sides, which brightened the space and created a breakfast bar while still allowing for plenty of cabinetry and counter space. Main features, such as the flooring, countertops, and backsplash, are neutral, letting the homeowners add and change out colorful accents when the mood strikes.
RMS user zsolt grew weary of his circa-1980s kitchen and decided to take matters into his own hands.
His modern kitchen remodel features black cabinetry, sleek surfaces, hardwood and tiled floors, recessed lighting and a custom stone wall that gives the space a wine cellar feel.
The owners of this master bathroom wanted the vinyl flooring, small shower and pedestal sink replaced.
The makeover included a new high-end steam shower built for two and an all-in-one vanity with a sink and mirror, sconces and a chandelier.
An old toilet and vanity mixed with heavy sponge-painted walls made this bathroom a prime makeover candidate.
The homeowner steered clear of major plumbing work by keeping the room’s layout the same.
Moroccan cement floor tiles, from Artesana Interiors, almost read like a fine rug. Ditching the sponge-painted effect for Nemo’s penny tiles delivered the biggest impact space-wise. The homeowner also swapped out the dated vanity for a classic Kohler pedestal sink; an efficient commode by Toto replaced the old water-wasting toilet.
A custom medicine cabinet hangs in the powder room, along with a towel rack from Moon River Chattel.