19 May 12th Place: Before & After
Before & After
12th Place was a special project for us, and we were so happy to see it off to proud new owners last week. As we like to hold the Before & After photos for after the official close date, I think it’s good and time to share all the details and hard work that went into this latest project of ours!
This cute little home was ready for some TLC. Apart from a few cosmetic updates, the roof needed a complete overhaul, which — as pricey as that can be — allowed us to completely change the aesthetic of the home. A clean white paint allowed the dark grey accents to create a fun contrast, that played off the existing brick.
We treated the landscaping to new rock, and replaced some of the older, dried plants with low-water yucca’s and agave. The front windows were replaced for increased efficiency, and the door got a fresh coat of minty blue to add interest.
While the front door was probably one of my favorite touches on the exterior, we absolutely adored this address sign that our partner, Andrew, put together. It really made a statement to the elevation of the home!
When we first walked into 12th Place, we were happy to see a relatively open-floorplan, with the kitchen, dining, and main living room all in one great big area. Placement of electrical wiring and structural requirements meant we couldn’t completely open up the kitchen, but removing the outward-facing cabinets and adding pendant lighting created a much more open feel to that area.
Doing this allowed us to keep the bar seating at this end of the counter, as well as create a functional pass-through without sacrificing counter and cabinet space.
As with most of our projects, the 12th Place kitchen got lots of love with two-toned cabinetry that tied together speckled grey and white granite countertops with crisp subway tile with dark grout. The large window over the kitchen sink allows plenty of light in to keep the kitchen feeling fresh.
The flooring we chose was a ceramic hardwood with muted brown and grey tones, with lots of texture. Everyone that came in through our first open house couldn’t believe it wasn’t real wood! A soft paint color gave the living area a fresh new feel that was oh-so-welcoming.
The den/bonus room off the great room got a nice cosmetic update. This was one of my favorite rooms in 12th Place: I could imagine converting this into a library, complete with a plush reading nook. Perfect for enjoying all of that beautiful sunshine that poured in from every angle!
The guest bathroom cleaned up nicely with new tile and countertop treatments to tie into the kitchen, and upgraded plumbing. We kept with the grey and white theme in here, and we found that the end result was a sharp, welcoming space.
The 12th Place master suite got a transformation of its own. We removed the built in shelving for a sharper aesthetic, which really opened the room up and made for a spacious master bedroom.
The master bathroom got some much-needed lighting treatments, and we ran the matching subway tile all the way around the walls to really make a statement. The soaker tub got a complete overhaul, and the penny-tile flooring was a huge hit to everyone that came through.
While there wasn’t enough space to add a second sink, we compromised on keeping the oversized countertop space atop the vanity. New plumbing fixtures completed a sharp update for this space.
As a smaller family home, we really wanted 12th Place to offer as much outdoors as it did inside. The wood fascia on the exterior of the home out back was replaced and repaired, and the covered patio got a makeover with new paint and accents on the cupboards. New apoxy was applied to the patio floor, and updated lighting made it a perfect entertainment space for any time of day!
Artificial grass was installed as an low-maintenance complement to the desert landscaping. We love adding this product to any property we can, and we even enjoy it in our own backyard!
This backyard enjoys lots of privacy thanks to a large retaining wall, which got a clean white coat of paint to match the exterior of the home. Leafy palms and green vines that will flower and climb were added to create a lush backdrop.
We are so grateful for everyone’s support and enthusiasm for this fun project!
Congrats to the happy new owners, who we hope will enjoy many years to come in this beautiful home.
Keep an eye out for our next projects coming up, soon!