Hey guys, I just got back from Florida visiting my parents, and I hope you caught my little instagram stories home tour of their new place. I’ve been up since 3:30 for a 6 AM flight, so excuse me if I don’t make a whole lot of sense. I’ve got a pot of coffee brewing and I’m hoping it makes me semi coherent after I down the whole thing, but I thought I would share some before shots and our plans for the new space.
In case you missed it (read about it here), my parent’s moved to a new house again down in Florida, and I’m super excited because once again, it needs a complete overhaul. We like to think we are just beautifying Florida one outdated place at a time, although I think they will stick here this time. First off, to explain why they moved again, they really missed being by the beach! In their first condo, they were across the street from the beach and in the last house they were a 45 minute car or boat ride to the beach. So the new house is 1.5 miles from this –
Anna Maria Island. We can ride our bikes right over the bridge and be on the beach in 10 minutes. Their boat is also in a Marina attached to their neighborhood, so it’s easy for them to buzz over to one of the many cute restaurants on the waterfront and be back before dark rather than having a 40 minute boat ride home. They took me to the Mar Vista for lunch in the midst of all our planning and this was the view from our table. So pretty!
So basically, that old saying location, location, location. They also just happened to be driving around checking out neighborhoods and houses and just fell in love. They sold their last home in a few short weeks and we are on another remodeling adventure.
And I can see why they fell in love as this house is SO cute. It has so much potential if you look past the paint colors and outdated decor. It’s 20 years old and hasn’t been touched since construction.
So first up, here is the outside. Cute right? After a new paint scheme, this house is going to be beautiful! Imagine all the trim and railings white, the siding a pretty griege color and fun blue shutters and doors.
Here is the listing photo so you can get the whole picture, I’m a dork and didn’t remember to take pics from the outside before I left.
The painters are at the house today and my mom picked out these pretty colors below. She was having them put a swatch on the wall in Revere Pewter and Edgecomb Gray because she couldn’t decide between the two, so I’ll keep you posted on what she picks. I’m hoping to have my mom snap some after pics next week to share so stay tuned. They also plan to add a few more shutters to the front.
As far as the inside goes, the two biggest rooms that will get a major overhaul are the kitchen and the master bath. The whole inside of the house is getting new paint and light fixtures, but the kitchen and bathroom is where the majority of the work will be done.
Here is the kitchen before –
The plan in here is to remove the upper cabinets on both sides of the window and put up open shelves. Then, paint all the cabinets white and add grey subway tile up to the ceiling. We also picked out new countertops, which will extend on the peninsula, so they can fit barstool seating in. They also purchased a new fridge, and stove top to match the rest of the appliances.
In the bathroom, we are ripping all the tile, vanities and shower out. They will extend the vanity area to make room for a double sink and reconfigure the shower area with a new glass wall. They will also be removing part of a wall to make room for a freestanding tub. New paint, light fixtures, mirrors, etc… basically the works! I cannot wait to see it all done!
Here’s a quick low down of the design plan.
So that’s the plan for now. I’m hoping to fly down in December to help with all the final touches and grab the after shots to share on the blog! Now I need a nap :)