Friday, May 6, 2016

Delightful 1989 Redo By Drapes Decor!

Amy and Toti Fleischman of Drapes Decor gutted a dated 1989 home to reflect the look and feel of a trending modern-industrial house, embedded with rustic elements.
By working on a limited budget, it was decided to preserve the original layout of the house with the exception of the kitchen. The owners wish included easy maintenance floors that were scratch and water resistant, and an open kitchen. The terracotta floor tile was replaced with a large format concrete-like tile in the main areas, and wood looking tile in the bedrooms and sunken living room, to add a bit of a vintage flair. 
The existing home had  a sunken living room which Amy and Toti decided to keep and make a focal point by distressing the upper flooring tile so that there would be a clear distinction between upper and lower areas to avoid falling or misjudging step down area. 
The end result of this amazing house rehab was having the living, family, dining room, and kitchen all flow with an open-space view. The wall between the kitchen and the family room was torn down and the appliances were moved to the back of the kitchen to give it this area open feel. The entire kitchen is extremely functional and efficient, boasting a center island covered in reclaimed wood, and IKEA cabinets with RESTORATION HARDWARE pulls. Quartz was the material of choice for the countertops, for its clean look and durability. A faux wood beam was added between the kitchen and the family room to define spaces.
Don't you just love seeing what can be done with homes that most would over look! The potential is there as long as there is a good location one can truly take a lesson from this renovation that old can become new no tear down necessary! Check out the photos you will be amazed!



TA DA!! Wow, right?? 

Note the difference in floor finish to mark out the sunken living area!

For warmth in the family room, the ladies​ added Old Chicago brick veneer on the main wall. I love that the brick almost looks as if it was left from the previous home and repurposed.For the kitchen backsplash, budget friendly subway tile was used in a zigzag pattern. Now thats a different way to view the classic subway!

Well you know I love this cement tile I've been a fan for some time now and I love how it was used in conjunction with the simple subway.

I love the wood tiles on the adjacent wall giving this a modern yet rustic texture..

Adorable children's bathroom with custom painted and distressed vanity.

Even the patio is clean and current!
Bravo Ladies so happy to have featured this winner!
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  1. Wow, what a transformation! I love the patterned cement tile in the bathroom!
    Have a Happy Mother's Day!

  2. Wow! That house is fabulous! IT is amazing what you can do when you have the vision and talent or have an architect with a great vision and a designer to help you realize what you want!

  3. I love before and after photos. I can really appreciate the work that goes into it and all the design elements for today's living. Well done!

  4. YOWZA! now that is a before and after!

  5. That's a fantastic job. Such a change! I love the cement tile in the bath. As someone with terrible eyesight (even with glasses), the change in floor finish is a safety feature--makes it easier to see and less likely to cause a fall. ;)

  6. incredible transformation!! Have a wonderful Mother's Day, sweet Karolyn!! xoxo

  7. the bath was my favorite from this project, and the "during" shot truly puts the reno process into perspective from where i stand! peace.

  8. The after looks amazing!



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