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1970’s Retro Home Remodel

I don’t often remodel for other people. But since my step dad is a general contractor and this is one of my good friends I decided to take on the job. I have enjoyed it so much I might even take on some other jobs in the future.

It came at the perfect time too. We were waiting on contractors for building our home so this job helped to keep me occupied in the meantime.

This home was build in the 1970’s and has some very cool retro elements, not to mention it is up on the mountains so the views are beautiful!

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We removed that wall in-between the hearth room and kitchen. Our plan is to expand the kitchen and include a nice big island and butler – ish pantry.

Here is the kitchen before. We will center the sink within the window, move the stove to the other wall and create a beautiful, large kitchen.

The finished kitchen!!

by taking the wall down and expanding the kitchen we were able to add a nice big island and lots of cabinet storage!

Now let’s talk about this fireplace. I “thought” this was going to be a fun demo project to get the lava rock off. Boy oh boy was I wrong. This fireplace ended up being my worst enemy and took weeks to remove it all.

See how excited I look… Don’t worry that wore off fast.

Luckily my husband is a buff dude and came to my rescue.

I am so glad it is all done, and it is going to look so good once we put it back together again.

This space hasn’t changed awhile lot yet. But it will have new modern railing and a gorgeous light fixture.

This bathroom has been completely gutted. I am probably more excited about this space right now. We are adding black hexagon floors, white subway tile in the bathtub surround and a floating wood vanity. EEEK!!

Getting the wallpaper off the walls was the main task in this room. Need a wallpaper removal tip? Use a steamer, it makes it so much faster and by faster I mean it only took me 5 hours to remove the wallpaper instead of 10 hours.

Not too much demo in here. We removed the carpet. We will be putting in Luxury vinyl through out the home. We will also be adding some new lighting in here.

In the master bathroom we took out the linen closet to make the shower bigger. We also removed the doorway that went back to the shower and toilet. The toilet will still be behind that wall.

There was also another lava rock fireplace in the basement we removed.

here is the after of the kitchen!!!

Check out my video for the full tour

Design Ideas

Now that it is a blank canvas it is time to put everything back together again!

Here are a few of the mood boards this this space so far!

Basement bathroom:

Main Bathroom

Master Bathroom

As you can see this is going to be one cool house when we put it back together!!!

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