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MORE PROGRESS - Guest Bath and 80's Abolished

PROGRESS!!!

Entry and Staircase:
Built in the late 80's - with little or no updates made
the windows were all basic tract home construction finish
you know - no sills, no moldings

always one of the first things I recommend be changed
that and adding crown and base moldings

(Before - entry and staircase)

(Before - entry living room)

so we framed out the doors, added deep crown molding and base moldings
and framed the windows
so much better!
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The entry has a new elegant light fixture, beautiful hardwood flooring, freshly framed windows and a new coat of paint.
(still to do - re-stain the door a deeper brown, add new hardware 
and add millwork to the top of the pony wall)


in the 80's and early 90's, everything was oak
but that heavy grain and yellow/orange finish was such a dated look
and really didn't go with the planned decor
so the yellow oak staircase was updated to a warm dark brown
with fresh white spindles

an 80's brass and glass fixture used to hang here and in the entry
I think the contractors who built these tracts got a volume discount
so the regularly priced $30 fixture was an economical $10 or so
and they looked it
but now there is a new beautiful fixture hanging in the entry and landing

and new carpet on the stairs..


GUEST BATHROOM PROGRESS...
Started out as a typical construction grade vanity - in oak
and a plain white tub and shower surround
with metal framed sliding shower enclosure
the granite has this wonderful blend of all the chocolate, beige and gray tones
we are using throughout the house
noce travertine in the versailles pattern is on the floor
glass tile in browns and tan runs through the travertine shower
and repeats on the tub surround and pulls the darker brown from the vanity into that area.
I recommend doing a tub surround to dress up a boring standard tub
and bring a custom look to the room


freshly painted
with a brushed nickel light fixture installed
custom mirror frame to match the custom vanity
and no hint of the 80's - no
none at all!

the shower has a new
frameless glass enclosure

frameless glass allows you to see to the back wall
unobstructed - and the benefits are two fold
1 - all that beautiful stone or tile work is visible
2 - seeing to the far wall expands the room - making it feel larger


the beautiful granite countertop and backsplash has been installed
as well as a new sink and brushed nickel faucet

I love the squared off look of this faucet

the finishing touch
is the cabinet and drawer hardware
like the jewelry of the room



all done, except for the accessories!
What do you think?

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