Goodbye Garage- Concrete Floors

Hey guys!

Today, I’m going to share the flooring situation in the garage. If you noticed in the pictures in my previous post they are just your typical concrete floors you would find in a garage.

Here’s a pic to refresh your memory:

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Our only two options for flooring were tile or refinishing the concrete. Well, we quickly decided to go with refinishing the concrete for budgeting purposes. Definitely the most cost effective and I actually really like the look of stained concrete floors.

Here are a few inspiration photos:

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I like the gray tone, matte finish and clean/modern look.

We hired a concrete company to come out and tell us our options.

Option 1- clean, pour an overlay of two coats of concrete to smooth out any imperfections, stain and seal. $$$$

Option 2- clean, no overlay, seal and stain. $$

We decided to go with option 2 because we need to save anywhere we can. I’ve got a nursery to do here…haha!!

The guys came in, cleaned & stained one day and came back the next day to seal. The floors had to cure for 2 days which meant no walking on them, but we were out of town so it didn’t matter. They actually got 4 days of no walking so they were extra cured. πŸ™‚

Because we opted out of the overlay to save money, you can still see imperfections in the concrete, but it doesn’t bother us and there will be rugs to cozy it up.

After:

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If money hadn’t been an issue we would’ve done the overlay or maybe even tile, but working within our budget, this was the best option and I’m pleased with the outcome! I like the gray tone of the stain and the clean/modern look.

Next up, TRIM!! In my next post, I will share the trim work I knew I wanted to add for that extra punch. πŸ™‚

Can’t wait to share more progress!!

xoxo,

O

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Master Bathroom Remodel

Last February, I had the first meeting with my client for a master bath remodel. It was your basic late 90’s/early 2000’s bathroom. Jacuzzi tub, cubed window, whitewashed cabinets…Β My client had a great budget and was on board with a full gut of the bathroom. Just what you want to hear as a designer πŸ™‚

After walking through the bathroom and talking with my client about their wish list, the designing began.

Client wishlist: free standing tub, steam shower, his & hers vanities and plenty of storage.

My design wishlist: marble, brass, modern/boho vibe, luxurious, relaxing/spa like

When designing a bathroom, I like to start with the tile first. I found this 8 inch marble hex that I LOVED and knew it was going to be the showpiece of the space. I wanted the hex to cover every wall and I chose a 12×24 ceramic gray tile laid in a herringbone for the floor.

After nailing down all of the tile, next up was the plumbing fixtures and finishes. I went with brass and modern fixtures. After tile & plumbing fixtures, next up was the layout. Since this was a complete gut, I was basically working with a shell so I could pretty much do whatever I wanted with the layout.

Here are a couple of inspiration photos:

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Now for some photos of the bathroom…

Before:

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To the right of the window was the old steam shower:

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To the left of the window was her vanity:

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The window got quite the facelift. We removed the plantation shutters and added/painted the trim work black to resemble the look of a steel window.

Here’s the after:

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Her vanity area before:

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After:

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The cubed window was above the jacuzzi tub which all got ripped out and is now where the new steam shower is.

Before:

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After:

We closed off the cubed window for the shower and added a small window beside it for more natural light!

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His vanity used to be here, with the steam shower to the left of that closet door:

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This is how it looks now:

We did a built in for plenty of storage where his vanity used to be and moved his vanity where the steam shower used to be!

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Center view:

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Her side:

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His side:

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Now for some detail shots of the shower:

This shower has everything…steam control , aromatherapy, rain head, hand held spray.

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Marble and brass…all the heart eyes!!

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Side view:

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Now for some detail shots of the tub:

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I will leave you with one more before and after!

Before:

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After:

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This was such a fun project for me and I can’t wait for my next remodel!

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo,

O

 

 

 

 

 

 


Office Before & After

Hey guys!

If you haven’t seen yet, I’ve launched a new website http://www.oliviacarswellinteriors.com and I’m very excited about it!

I have the After pictures of the office on my new website in the ‘Portfolio’ tab, but I thought I would share some before and afters with you guys here as well!

Get ready for a lot of pictures!! πŸ™‚

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This office was such a fun project for me! I really enjoy watching a space transform from not-so-lovely to beautiful and bright!

xoxo,

O