Here is a house I just finished. I was able to make many changes to complete the transformation. The house had good bones and a great floor plan.  This house is on the market and will make a great home for a growing family.  I hope some of the tips will be helpful to you as you complete your projects.

The red walls had a rough texture and the golden oak cabinets had to go. It made the space dark. The floor was also stained a golden oak hue. The counters were nice but I knew granite would be a better fit for this upscale home. Here is another view before I show you the after.

They did a nice job with the back splash in a tumbled stone.  Here is how this room turned out.

The cabinets received a stain overlay.  The floor was refinished in a warm hickory.  Granite tops with an undercount sink and stainless appliances finish the room.  The walls were painted a warm tan to visually expand the space.  A flat finish diminished the rough texture of the walls.

So there was a bathroom that needed the facelift as well.  Realtors will tell you that the kitchens and baths sell homes.  This bath had a great layout but lacked the drama that was waiting under the colored cabinets and mix of tiles.  Here is the before…

Well as you can see the red cabinets and grey tile did not lend itself to a master bath retreat I had in mind.  So after some paint, a counter, new mirrors, lights and a little deconstruction….

Here is what I did.  The vanity on the right was raised to the same level as the other.  A granite top with under-mount sinks and antique bronze faucets were added.  The vanities were painted with Sherwin Williams Seal Skin and the mirrors were removed, cut down and framed with 1 x 4s. The spa tub received new tile and faucets.  This bath is ready for a new family!

I hope this inspires you.  A little paint and some light modifications can really to along way! The simple act of changing out lighting and door hardware can take years off of your home.  More before and afters tomorrow!