03 Apr #17, Central Phoenix Remodel: Before & After
Townhouse on 12th: A Central Phoenix Remodel
2 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms | 2 Car Garage
Have we told you lately how much we love Central Phoenix?
Our time here goes way back, before Luci’s at the Orchard; before Sam Fox and Upwards Projects took over the city; and before all of our friends understood why we had started spending time in such a non-descript part of town.
Back then, Bryce and I were working at 24th Street and Lincoln. I lived in my first apartment by myself, on 40th Street and Camelback, right across the street from Chelsea’s Kitchen. We spent our weekends on the patio drinking sangria, and watching runners jog down the canal.
The arts district on Grand was just beginning to take hold, and Roosevelt Row looked quite different than it does even just four years later.
We have had the privilege to watch the Central Phoenix area grow first-hand, up close and personal. It has been incredible to see the ways the community has come out to embrace the historic neighborhoods, gentrify run-down areas, and bring amazing food and art to the area. So, as you can imagine, any time we have an opportunity to renovate a house down in Central Phoenix, we take it with the utmost care.
This Townhouse on 12th Street is one of two coming to the complex, and it was absolutely a joy to bring to life.
Because the living area is the first thing guests will see when they enter the home, we wanted to make the space look bright and welcoming. The room had real hardwood flooring, which we replaced with more durable wood-tile. We added LED canned lighting throughout, and opened up the wall to the kitchen to create more flow between the living and dining areas. The fireplace got a beautiful redesign and created the focal point of the room.
Kitchen & Dining
The kitchen was updated at some point, but not to today’s, or our, standards. The cabinets were recoated and the countertops were replaced with that beautiful Carrara marble. Subway tile lined the backsplash and up to the ceiling. And, again, more bright white LED lighting; this is the quickest, easiest fix to dull rooms, in our opinion!
Everyone that stepped in LOVED that cute window box! It was original to the unit, and I could imagine the new owner putting a little indoor herb garden there. Quaint!
Upstairs are two large bedrooms, each with en suite bathrooms. This is a pretty common layout for townhouses in the area, and it’s a functional option for those who need space for guests or a room to rent. Each room got a good clean-up, with new carpet, added lighting, and a fresh coat of soothing grey.
The en suite bathrooms got gorgeous make-overs with floor to ceiling square tile, special basin sinks, and funky light fixtures.
We went all out on a half-bath downstairs with a full wrap of subway tile. Cement tile floors broke it up to add interest, and we had this fun steel vanity made by hand special. This turned out to be one of the prettiest bathrooms we’ve done!
For the outdoor patio, we laid new pavers and artificial grass, just in case the new owner had a furry friend. A new pergola was built to provide shade and privacy, and we lined the walls with climbing vines – our favorite!
As I said before, we do have one more project coming soon that is sure to blow you away. Can’t wait to share! To be the first to know about new projects, or just to drop a friendly line, follow us on Facebook and Instagram!