The Finished Remodel

March 21 2017 |

Living room

I can’t believe I neglected to ever share the end of our remodel! Seeing as how we were remodeling the entire time I was pregnant with Maggie and we finished just a couple of weeks before she was born, I feel like I get a pass. But nonetheless, I wanted to share some photos of the finished product. We still have one more phase to go, in which we’ll add a bathroom to the master bedroom, but that’s probably down the line a bit. For now, the main portion of the house is all new and we couldn’t be happier. So read on for some before and after photos (because you know I love a good before and after!).

KITCHEN BEFORE

Kitchen

Kitchen

KITCHEN AFTER

We had a really narrow space in the kitchen, and it was closed off from the rest of the house. So we widened it a bit, knocked out a wall so that there’s a breakfast bar between kitchen and dining room, and renewed all the finishings. Cabinets, tile, and appliances all got a refresh. And we added the legendary leaf wallpaper. 🙂

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Eat-in kitchen

Someday we’ll get a dreamy kitchen table, but not until the kids are grown enough to not trash it. So for now we’ll stick with what we have there.

DINING ROOM BEFORE

Brick fireplace

DINING ROOM AFTER

The old space had a two-living-area situation, which was confusing. We sort of used this space as a family room and the other space as a formal living room. I loved the fireplace but in California you can barely burn wood any more, so we took it out and replaced it with a wall of cabinetry and a buffet top. The storage, oh the storage! It’s a dream. We also were longing for a space where our whole family could sit at once when we’re all together so we got a massive dining table and have already used it at least a dozen times. I love being able to welcome everyone so easily. The breakfast bar looks into the kitchen, which I love too.

Buffet with shelving

Dining room

Breakfast bar

Dining room

Dining room

LIVING ROOM BEFORE

Living room

LIVING ROOM AFTER

We had an awkward walled-in sunporch that was totally unused space off the living and dining room. So we raised the floor and incorporated it into the house, which is why we had space for the larger dining room and now have some extra play space in the living room. We wanted to replace the fireplace that we ripped out, so we added a gas insert. We also added a little shelving and a media area, and otherwise just left a nice large, open space.

Living room

Living room

Bar cart

Stone fireplace

Living room

THE NEW STUDIO

I shared more of these images here, but I wanted to include them in this post as well! The studio was our old garage that we converted into our workspace. We also converted the attached 1/2 bath into a full studio bathroom.

Bright, Colorful, Happy Studio Office

Bright, Colorful, Happy Studio Office

Bright, Colorful, Happy Studio Office

Bright, Colorful, Happy Studio Office

Bright, Colorful, Happy Studio Office

Black and White Bathroom

Black and White Bathroom

TA-DAAAAA! That’s it. It feels so good to be in a home that’s exactly what we want. Feels like a forever home. I started to include sources for everything pictured and got all bogged down and way too stressed out, so if you need a source for anything you see just leave  comment and I’ll get back to ya! xoxo

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21 thoughts on “The Finished Remodel”

  1. Lovely! There is nothing quite like a remodel while pregnant… but it must feel so fresh to have a new house!

    Do you guys seriously have a bar cart with those two little ones bopping around? We discontinued ours once the now-toddler started crawling and have been reluctant to reinstate it!

    1. Hi Annie! We totally still have our bar cart up. For some reason, Henry has never been interested in it (knock on wood)! We just kind of told him that it was off-limits when he was little and he never got curious about it. We’ll see if it’s the same with Maggie! Now, my pots and pans — that’s another story. 😉

  2. Just gorgeous! I love all of the colors you combined. Everything blends so well together and looks absolutely perfect! The wallpaper in your kitchen is so bold but lovely at the same time. I’m dying to try a feature wall like that!

    1. Jalee, thank you so much for your sweet comments! I definitely recommend a feature wall, it’s one of my favorite spots in my house!

    1. Hi Samantha Jo! They were a vintage purchase on Etsy and I added the custom stickers on them. I think you could find something similar if you searched “kitchen tin canisters” or something like that on Etsy!

  3. What an amazing remodel! Everything is just so lovely – bright and colorful but still homey. 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing, Chelsea!

  4. Holy Hannah I would LOVE to convert out garage to a studio! But the mister likes to wood work so it only makes sense he gets all that square footage. Sigh

  5. Chelsea, Everything looks so inviting. Are those vintage stools at the breakfast bar? The studio space is amazing. Pat S

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