As you begin to finalize your list of remodel projects you plan to tackle this year, I hope seeing before and after pictures of this Estes Park, Colorado home will inspire you.

These mountain dwellers had lived in a home boasting Victorian architecture and beautiful views…but an early nineties aesthetic riddled with pink and brass.  The homeowners wanted to capture their outdoor scenic getaway and bring it indoors.

The question they brought to me was, “How do you marry Victorian architecture with rustic, Colorado style?”

The Victorians painted everything and loved color, so I asked the homeowners to consider painted cabinetry for all of their vanities, but made it feel “Colorado” with the addition of glaze, rub through and distressing over knotty cherry.  To my delight, they agreed to this “design risk”–and it turned out beautifully.

We also encountered a scenario that called for being fixed during the remodel.  The client’s laundry room had simple cabinetry and a cantilevered laminate top with large garbage cans tucked underneath it for laundry sorting.  I encouraged the homeowners to add this to their project scope, and outfitted the room with concealed laundry hampers, fresh cabinetry, and a beautiful new laminate top.  A beautiful “wood” tile floor blended seamlessly with the hardwood just outside of this room, but contributed function to a potentially wet area.

Perhaps a whole house remodel isn’t in the cards this year, but how about tackling that oft-used dated powder bath or making your master bath the beautiful retreat you’ve been pining for this year?

As you begin dreaming up your remodel, take a look at some of our past projects here.

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