Before and After | Saving a stylish Midcentury from an ugly ‘80s aesthetic
BEFORE | Dark-oak cabinetry was a throwback to a previous remodel in the ‘80s.
AFTER | The six-week rehab also saw them install Milgard windows for efficiency.
BEFORE | Green shag carpeting.
AFTER | The bathrooms were touched up with slant-front vanities.(Phil Coombes)
BEFORE | One of the bathrooms.
AFTER | Their favorite renovations came outdoors. For more sun, they axed an aluminum shade structure and brick hot tub that didn’t quite match the vibe, opting instead for a simple dining area.
BEFORE | The aluminum shade.
AFTER | They added kangaroo paw plants, jasmine vines and a koi pond to the front courtyard..(Phil Coombes)
AFTER | They liked the tongue-and-groove ceilings, but the Douglas Fir beams felt overbearing and ate up light from the clerestory windows. For a lighter feel, they stripped the shellac, which was turning green, and painted the beams glossy white to match the walls.(Phil Coombes)
AFTER |One of the four bedrooms.(Phil Coombes)
AFTER | The sunnier patio.
AFTER | One of the four bedrooms.(Phil Coombes)
AFTER | A pool transforms the backyard into a more livable space.