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.
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..