Weekly Renovation Series ~ Simple Changes That Make a HUGE Difference!

She’s back!! Chesco Mom Laura is back to show us what she has been up since she shared her kitchen renovation project a few weeks ago. I love her style and always enjoy her tips. 
This was an 80’s bedroom screaming for a makeover!  The carpet was removed and hardwood with an area rug was replaced.  The walls were painted a darker khaki color to emphasize the cathedral ceiling.  All of the faux flowers were replaced with a live palm.  Furniture replacement was minimal, but impactful.  Bedding chosen was a mix of hotel style with still a little splash of antiquity.  The mirrored nightstands and glass lamps were inspired by all of the HGTV shows I watch!
This is a before and after shot of a basement that lacked a cozy feeling.  A sectional was replaced for the single couch to accommodate more people in a smaller space.  The walls were painted a fern green to add warmth and allow the trim to pop.  An area rug was placed underneath the coffee table to help center the sitting area.  The bamboo sculpture was purchased locally from Dane Décor!  At night I have a light behind it that illuminates the bamboo—way cool!
This is a sitting area in our master bedroom.  There is a see through gas fireplace that was screaming for a stone finish.  I did the stone work myself…it was definitely a trial and error type of project and ended up taking longer than expected, but the final result was well worth it.  My husband and I sit in this space, especially during the winter time, when the snow is falling, fireplace going and reading a good book.  I added the jute rug to pull the entire space together.  The print on the wall is from Art.com (they have great stuff for reasonable prices).  Eventually I’d love to add built in bookshelves along the back wall….another project on the list!
This was a relatively simple and inexpensive project.  The powder room on the left was a blood red color without a towel rack and the hand towel was right on top of an electrical outlet (seriously!).  I removed the contractor mirror and added one I got from Bed Bath and Beyond.  I changed the wall color, added a towel rack and wall art and presto…powder room transformed!
The picture on the left is from when the previous owners lived in our house.  I kept the wall color the same…it’s called Silver Sage from Restoration Hardware.  I really wanted to bring a rust color into this space and make it feel more organic and earthy because of the wall of windows along the one side of the room.  While I was able to bring in the rust colors, I also played with a little bit of turquoise as well.  All of the bedding is from the Pottery Barn outlet store in Lancaster.  You can see a full shot of the stone fireplace project I did as well.  The wood work above the bed is from Pottery Barn.  I splurged a little on this one because I thought it was so unique. I think this space came together so well because I planned out every aspect of it prior to jumping in!
This is a basement bathroom that was painted a dark brown/reddish color.  The oak cabinets did not match with anything else in the home.  So I painted the oak cabinets black and painted the walls a deeper green.  This simple paint job project transformed the way the floor and counter top colors look.  With a few simple accessories from Home Goods, this space feels a little more inviting.  It’s AMAZING what paint can do to a space!
How many of your closets look like the one on the left??? There was some attempts at organizing the closet, but because it lacked containers, it was difficult to maintain.  By going through the closet and putting all of the materials in natural categories, the space evolved into a container haven on the right.  You know where everything is…AND you know where to put it BACK!
About the Home Owner: Laura Lee Room Design is owned and operated by Laura Lee and offers home staging, redesign and organization services in Chester County, PA and the surrounding western suburbs of Philadelphia. 
Laura is a Home Staging Resource (HSR) Certified Professional Home Stager, Redesigner and Organizer.  The HSR Certification program is accredited by the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA), which is the only 3rd party, governing association for the home staging industry.  Laura is a member of the American Society of Home Stagers and Redesigners, Real Estate Staging Association, National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and Stagers Connect which assist her in remaining current on real estate and staging industry trends.
Laura has a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Masters of Art from Webster University. Her career has included military service as a construction engineer, project management and process improvement expert with General Electric, business executive with Wells Fargo and currently as an executive consultant.  Laura’s creativity, attention to detail, customer focus and love of design enable her to create beautiful and memorable interior and exterior spaces for any type of home

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