It’s been too long since we have updated our site with new posts but we have been happily busy improving properties in San Diego County! Without further ado, let’s get on with our before and after story for our Carlsbad project. This project was done in two phases. First we changed out all of the hard surface flooring and several months later, everything else. This is why you will see the same porcelain tile flooring in both the before and after shots. Yes, it’s tile- not wood.
Living/ Dining Room Before
Converted to Home Office After
We brought this home up to date with a more contemporary style using materials such as poured concrete for counters and tub deck, glass tile to compliment and editing the accessories. The kitchen benefited from a total overhaul including all new fixtures and appliances as well as new cabinet doors.
Gone is the old, orange macro-shag carpet!
Family Room Before
Breakfast nook into Family Room After- The color blocking and paint colors were particularly effective in this transformation.
This updated family room is comfortably cool with custom furnishings giving a nod to mid-century clean lines.
On to the Loft upstairs Before
The Master Suite- not so sweet
And After with Custom Bedding and Upholstered pieces
And Bath using poured concrete at the tub deck, shower seat and counters, glass tile accents and
marble shower pan.
Now on to Hidden Meadows. This home has great bones, and some of them are boulders! A very unique home that was in need of a total overhaul. And that’s just what it got.
From what was a very uninviting entry
To a Terrific First Impression- By deleting the cabinetry in the entry, we were able to open up the space.
We chose a beautiful porcelain tile called Slate Attunno for the flooring which coordinated
beautifully with the stone veneer in which we wrapped one wall.
Before- From Trauma
To Drama- We created a focal point for the home by wrapping this central wall in stone. We faux painted the beam
to look rustic and weathered and work with the stone color scheme. We painted all of the beams at the ceiling
a rich, dark brown creating a lovely contrast with the crisp white ceiling. The cabinets we repainted rather than replaced
which saved our clients money and they look terrific.
The Kitchen Before
Living Room Before
This home is great for entertaining- this open living room has views in both directions, through the windows
and now also toward the kitchen. We enhanced the stone fireplace as it was somewhat incomplete and
again popping the beams with the contrast in color. We updated the track lighting rather than
adding can lights in the ceiling giving it a bit of a retro-lodge feel.
The master bath was a disaster. ‘Cultured marble’ (otherwise known as plastic) covered just about every surface
including the walls. There was no mirror in the room but a large window looking into a boulder. Interesting…
But now (ooh, pretty)
A tiny shower and again, n0 mirror over the sink.
We reconfigured this side of the room removing the cabinetry and demolishing the old shower stall
and created a lovely walk-in shower done in one of our favorite porcelain tiles with marble accents.
The master bedroom needed new carpet and the fireplace needed a facelift
So that’s what we did along with paint and new light fixtures
The Dining Room had beautiful windows to begin with but it also had old carpet and a less than interesting light fixture
Now it’s perfect
Secondary bed and bath before
More of the mauve Cultured Marble and a mauve toilet and tub to match.
There was a huge pocket door between this bedroom and another next to it which we sealed up.
In the bath rooms, we completed the floor with 12×12 tiles of the same Slate Attunno used
in the rest of the home. We changed out all of the fixtures as well.
This home has a bonus room downstairs which could be used for a home office or a recreational space.
Here’s how it looked before the transformation.
Finally, we restained and painted the entire exterior of the home and chose a color scheme that complimented
the natural surroundings. I mentioned this home was built around a boulder, right? It’s also surrounded by
three levels of decks.
Thank you so much for taking the time to check out our latest, greatest. We hope you enjoyed it and please,
as always, remember Pacific Shoreline GC and Design for all your residential and commercial design
and construction needs!
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