I have been excited to share these awesome befores and afters.  We have been total slackers for not getting these posted till now, hopefully it’s been worth the wait.  As mentioned in the sneak peak, our good friends bought this home in Daybreak with the “upgraded” trim details.  Let me tell you a little something, when a “track home” builder sells you on an “upgraded” trim package, it’s still going to be crap so just go with the basic package and really upgrade after it’s done.  It was so much fun really giving this house some much needed character.  It wasn’t too difficult as there is nothing architectual interesting about bull-nosed drywall corners and boring beige.  We fixed awkward openings, added trim details to openings and windows, added cans and scones, and a few other details.

Check out these before and afters and let us know what you think..

Before of entry door:

Before of dining to family room: Notice the neat opening between spaces done with exciting drywall corners…bull-nosed.

Before of back door and window system:

Before of fireplace:  Now I realize homes sometimes need to meet a certain price point and therefore certain things need to be sacrificed, but c’mon is this really the best option for your main entertaining focal point?  Cheap slate tile with a mantle, if you can call it a mantle… it was more of a picture holder.  And that’s what is was doing when I got there.  The side cubbies where just begging for built-ins.  The original architect must have had that vision…it was just not quit carried out..

Before of side openings:

A few more after shots:
All the amazing after shots taken by Meikel Reece.

31 Responses to “Daybreak Befores and Afters”

  1. anna says:

    Thank you for sharing very inspiring.

  2. Kim says:

    We tried to buy that house years ago as a short sale. I love what you’ve done to it.

  3. Jamie says:

    Wow. What a lovely home! It is amazing what a difference new trim to make in a home. It takes if from blah to beautiful!

  4. Fantastic work! Can’t decide what I like better, the fireplace and built-ins or the doorway. The house is so much more charming now!

  5. dhin says:

    Beautiful! Can you tell me the name and brand of paint color used on the living room walls?

  6. Autumn says:

    Beautiful! LOVE the rug? Can I ask where it’s from?? I’m searching for one for our living room…

  7. Danielle says:

    Beautiful work!! Where is the sofa and ottoman from and what fabric/color? Also, what are the hardwood floors? Im looking to do a similar color on my floors soon. Thanks!

    • Tiek Built Homes says:

      The sofa and ottoman were actually owned by the homeowner and the hardwood floors were left the same.

  8. Jennifer says:

    May I ask where the marble tile around the fireplace is from? This is just perfection! I adore your work.

  9. Heather says:

    Stunning transformation!!! What color did you use for the trim and molding?

  10. Kieran says:

    Hi I’ve been following your work for a while….it is amazing. I’ve been doing several wood working/trim projects around my 1920’s home and your work is really inspiring! What types of wood do you use for your trim projects? Especially the baseboard. I’v always wondered are those a special type of 1 x 4’s 6’s? And how do you get such a glassy smooth finish on them? are you always using finish grade materials? Are there any tips you have to sand and perfect pine or any lower grade woods to achieve a halfway similar look? Sorry for the book :)

  11. Rick says:

    What type of wood was used for the baseboard trim? What is that one step crown you uses called? Is that Cove?

  12. Ellen says:

    Can you tell me what kind of trim you used for the fireplace and the built-ins around the fireplace? Where did you buy it?

    • Tiek Built Homes says:

      The raw supplies used for the fireplace and built-ins where purchased from Home Depot and other suppliers. We did the design and custom built these pieces for the homeowners.

  13. Aly says:

    Can you tell me which color of rug that is from rugs usa and if it is the indoor wool rug or the outdoor? Love what you did to change things.

  14. Robin says:

    Lovely ideas to transform a space and perfect execution as well! Design talent + craftsmanship is always a winning combo :) Love your work, can you tell?! … so glad I found your blog via a Pin. In a comment reply you shared the paint color was gray owl in the LR; in the last pic the area to the right, a sitting room perhaps, has a minty green tint on the wall … is that a different paint color {would love to know name} or simply a lighting difference? Thanks, Robin

    • Tiek Built Homes says:

      Thanks, we love what we do! Yes, the picture must be reflecting a different lighting because it is all Gray Owl. It’s such a great color and it sometimes has a different look it each room.

  15. Nicole Wright says:

    WOW! Amazing and beautiful work! I love everything you have done! Wish you were in the Buffalo, New York area! Cannot wait to see more of your work! Your eye for design is simply perfect!

  16. Shannon says:

    I have been looking for years for the perfect fireplace design and THIS is it! Do you have any design plans available so my husband can try to recreate it for our home? It is gorgeous, but not overdone. I just love it!

    • Tiek Built Homes says:

      Yes, we provide design services and we’d be happy to create a custom design plan for your space. It’s so important to start with a great plan!

  17. Mary Ellen says:

    Where did you obtain the dining room table? I have been looking for a round table similar to that one that will hold 4-6 chairs. Thanks in advance! Love the fireplace and bookshelves!

  18. Mike says:

    The fireplace built-ins are great! Curious, how tall is the family room ceiling by the fireplace? We are trying to gain perspective for our space.

  19. Julie says:

    Your work is impeccable! Love it!

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