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Thursday, December 22, 2011

style and real estate - suburbia - part 2 - the makeover

So my hints worked and my dear friend & her husband agreed to allow me feature their gorgeous New England home on the blog. I was so flipping excited when I saw her email pop up in my inbox with all the photos of the before and afters of their remodel. I have been in the beautiful home since the renovations but still cant quite get over all the images and amount of work that went into this project. Let me tell you these homeowners were the perfect people for the endeavor, she is the most organized person on the planet and he might be the most patient!  They sacrificed a kitchen for months, relocated two children from the city within a month of purchasing the home and lived in the game room of the house during the renovations. If I had to live like that, I sooooo would have gained 25 lbs from the amount of take out consumed and if I had children they would likely have been cooking their own meals in their easy bake oven. But not these fearless friends of mine, they made it all look easy. Feast your eyes on all the amazing before and afters below!

 I have to start with my favorite room of the house - the kitchen - how my friends turned this dark mess into the masterpiece it became is beyond me!

kitchen before

check out the amazing after - note the range and subway tile black splash,  I'm in love!

that's right - two islands & eat in kitchen table - genius for entertaining

family room before

family room after - dying over the exposed wood beams & massive fireplace

dining room before - sweet wallpaper

after - this dynamic duo are no joke right!

the second entrance to the house used to be a covered patio area between the garage and house

my brilliant friends turned it into the perfect mud room off their kitchen

the bathroom off the kitchen before


2nd floor hallway before


sons room before - plaid walls weren't flying with this stylish mama

a nautical nod to her husbands hobby was better fitted for her sons bedroom below

daughters room before (the previous owners loved their boarders fo sho)

after - perfect palace for the little princess in their life
(cute artwork is the daughter foot imprints on the butterfly's & hands on flowers)

playroom before
view #1

view #2

playroom after
view #1

view #2

children's bathroom before

children's bathroom after

guest room before

guest room after

finally the room where they both work to make such a wonderful home for their family

office before

after - a much more peaceful place to work

P.S. - This is how their house looks at all times - my friend just whipped this up walking around her home yesterday morning!

If you live on the South Shore and interested in any of the vendors used please email me at

1 comment:

  1. SOOO glad the 'D' family let you post their before's & after's! I'm not surprised AT ALL at how great of a job they did...but wow! Not sure I could have pulled that off....especially with little twins running around! Amazing...and great post!


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