Buying a new home is a great choice for homeowners who need to make a change, but for some, it’s just as easy to simply renovate.
In the kitchen there were old oak cabinets and a gross,dinged up ceramic floor.We painted everything White Dove by Benjamin Moore.The white paint instantly cleaned and brightened everything up!The 6,000 square foot building had been converted into six apartments and sat abandoned for 25 years before the family went to work on it.A new roof, porch, windows, and resurrected clapboard completely updated the home’s exterior.It was probably really nice when it was first put in, but the years can sometimes take their toll on ceramic. We removed that bank of cabinets that made the kitchen look small and cluttered. We painted the cabinets,added trim and added a new counter top.By removing the cabinets, it made way for a nice size table and a pretty hutch with better storage. I think just painting the cabinets made all of the difference in the world! In the small guest bathroom, I am only going to say one thing. Any-hoo, fresh paint was the first thing on the agenda.They took the interior down to the studs to create a bright, inviting home with custom updates. Bland colors made this white on white kitchen look boring and dingy.Colorful paint, dark cabinets, stainless steel backsplash and sink and a new light fixture make it look fresh and modern. The Pin Junkie made a dramatic upgrade to her yellow sunflower bathroom with a refinished countertop, lots of paint, and a frame around her mirror. Carolyn renovated her 1986 kitchen on a tight budget, doing everything but installing the countertops on her own.It’s amazing what paint and cosmetic updates can accomplish!The rehab was spread out over several posts and I thought I would share a few of the dramatic differences with you and some of our ranch house remodeling ideas with you.