Lots of improvements have been done here at Marie's Maison since we purchased it almost two years ago. The first part of this major remodel is the living and kitchen area. Here are some before and after photos.
You will see that I painted the house Tiffany bleu, replaced/removed some trees, removed/replaced grass, added window boxes and my favorite was adding the picket fence and entry gate.
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BEFORE (Living room as listed on MLS from previous owners)
Major changes are repainted walls, refinished and lightened wood floors, replaced ceiling light, replaced entry door, added crown moulding throughout.
I also reversed the furniture placement
And the placement of the flat screen TV (it's hidden behind the wall cabinet with shutter doors)
I like to place furniture so that they can stand alone and look like vignettes like the two photos below
I don't have a before photo, but here's mon petit dining area. It's tiny but I like that cozy feeling
My coffee/tea station
BEFORE (Kitchen area as listed on MLS from previous owners)
Replaced top cabinet doors, replaced laminate countertop with silestone, replaced sink and faucet, painted bottom cabinets white
Upgraded all appliances, and I don't believe that all kitchen appliances should be the same brand and color. I have a stainless steel KitchenAid microwave oven, a JennAir stove/oven...
...a black Samsung vintage style fridge, and a black KitchenAid double drawer dishwasher
I also removed the top cabinet over the sink and replaced it with open shelves
This is kind of the breakfast nook. Eventually, I want to replace these windows with french doors so that the kitchen will open up directly to the patio
The second part of the remodel is also finally done (thank goodness!). This is where I focused all of my attention and tested my patience. I'll be sharing some photos next time.
I'm linking to Show Off Your Cottage Monday! Cielo, the lovely author of one of my fav blog, The House in the Roses is the hostess of this post. It is my first time participating and quite enjoyed it. Thanks for viewing!
Finally, my sincerest appreciation to Julia from Hooked on Houses (a must follow blog), for featuring mon petite cottage on her daily posts!