That’s riiiiiiggggghhhttt. It’s time for some before & after pictures. YAY!
This project isn’t done (those fucking radiators), but it’s for sale, and that means really pretty professional photographs (we’re finishing the radiators while for sale [they’re starting today] and whoever buys it will have it complete during escrow). Way better than the pictures I take whenever I’m checking in on this project and I’ve got a baby in one hand and my phone in the other. That doesn’t really make for good photographic compositions. So let’s just cut to the chase – my brother’s property is like 98% done, it’s staged, and there are pretty pictures. The best part is that this place was gutted when we got it, so the before & after comparisons are pretty great.
If you remember, this was the mood board when I first started things
This was the first project for my brother where I had so much control. I had done other projects which weren’t quite as transformative. It was a really great learning experience. Both from a technical aspect of managing a remodel completely on my own. And also from a design perspective. I’ve never been given that much “power,” and it was definitely a challenge. How to make something appeal to a lot of people, but still not be completely beige. And how to get the project done in a timely fashion and on budget. It was frustrating and fun. And a challenge. I learned so much. It was pretty cool for Adam to have that much confidence in me. Scary too.
Okay, I’ll shut up. Pretty before & afters. I know it’s what you want. This place is small – about 700sf, so we’ll be quick. Here we go.
Here is the hallway when you enter
The first bedroom
The second bedroom
And, lastly, the open kitchen/nook area
So what do you think!?
This was definitely quite the adventure for me. I took away a lot of skills that will help me in future projects for him and other clients. A better order of things, where to spend a little bit more time, etc. I’ve of course managed and worked on our own remodel for many years, but it’s definitely a different beast when you do the work for someone else, and in a much tighter time frame.
And the design was fun as hell. That was awesome. And a dream. I loved getting to pick things, make sure everything worked in the budget, be challenged by what the previous contractor did, etc. It was pretty amazing to get to do.
And I CANNOT WAIT for Adam to start working on more projects like this and maybe even go larger. He’s talking about doing multiple units, reconfigures, etc. It sounds like a pretty awesome, creative adventure that I can’t wait to tackle.