Are you ready for some Make-Over Magic?

We know you love Before and After shots, so we’d like to share a few of ours with you.

The first few images below are from one of our Aging in Place / Accessibility Remodels.
Our goal was to not only make this space functional, but a happy and beautiful home to live in and thrive.  Hallways and doorways were widened, the carpet was removed, and a serene and peaceful blue and white color scheme was introduced throughout.

Lori Dennis Interior Design Aging In Place Kitchen Before

Lori Dennis Interior Design Aging In Place Kitchen After

Along with brightening up the kitchen with new white cabinetry, blue counters and small subway tile backsplash, we replaced the floor with a wood-like porcelain tile throughout.  The florescent lights in the ceiling were removed and we added a beautiful chandelier, floral drapes for privacy as well as a built in banquette with table.

Lori Dennis Interior Design Aging in Place Bathroom Before

Lori Dennis Interior Design Aging in Place Bathroom After

Fresh, clean and up to date!  Our little secret was this accessible vanity cabinet.  Nobody wants to see the undermount of a sink and plumbing in this case, so we concealed it.  It’s safe and easy for anyone in a wheelchair and looks finished and beautiful when not in use.  The home is now easy to move around in, free of obstructions, and transformed into a lovely home that feels comfortable and relaxing.

And now….one of our favorite makeovers is this closet.

Lori Dennis Interior Design Villa del Mar Closet Before

LORI DENNIS INTERIOR DESIGNER VILLA DEL SUR CLOSET After

Can you believe this is the same room?
As you can see, the door was widened to showcase a stunning view room from the master bathroom into the custom built, Sex in the City inspired, master closet for her.  We’ve wallpapered the ceiling, added a ribbon glass chandelier and mirrored armoire that makes the space feel even bigger.

And now for a Cost Effective Do-It-Yourself Make-Over…

DIY Bedroom Makeover Before

DIY Bedroom Makeover After

In general, one of the easiest and most affordable ways to transform a space is by simply painting the walls.  In this case, add white molding to bring in a more traditional feel.  A new upholstered bed with nailheads and white linens really make it clean and beautiful.  Matching lamps bring in the balance and symmetry.  If your nightstands are different sizes, that’s ok, just make sure your lamps are at the same height.  You can accomplish this by placing one lamp on top of a few books.  Sprinkle in a few decorative items like a rug, table, or even a chair and voila!  You’ve transformed your space from drab to drama!