Beachy vibes for this budget friendly makeover!

The property located on a quiet cul de sac is minutes from Queen Street East, The Boardwalk, Parks and all The Beach has to offer. Our beloved spot needed a major facelift to take it back into this era. Paying a premium for this Toronto neighbourhood hot spot, we had already maxed out on price point. But that didn’t stop us, we set out to update the aesthetic and keep within our (very small) budget.

See below for the transformation and the BEFORE & AFTERS.

Kitchen Before & After

We updated the dark and outdated kitchen by first ripping out all the laminate floors, countertops, and appliances.

  • The finished product:
  • Budget butcher block countertops saved us $$$ in comparison to quartz or other stone finishes but still gives an updated look.
  • – As-is floor model appliances had slight imperfections and scratches but saved us $$$.
  • – Kitchen cabinets were spray painted with Benjamin Moore’s “simply white” and the island in “wrought iron”.
  • – Swapped out sink and faucet for a black finish

Upper Bathroom Before & After

  • We updated the shower with clearance $0.99 white subway tile, and used charcoal grout for dimension.
  • We found a discounted vanity, but updated the knobs and hardware to black for a more modern look.
  • Painted the window frames.
  • All bathroom accessories, shelving, mirror and medicine cabinet were homesense finds.

Dining Room Before & After

  • Wide plank laminate flooring changed the entire vibe of this house but especially was showcased in the living/ and dining areas.
  • A main concern of mine was the hexagon shaped opening from the the living room so that was carved out and updated.
  • The light fixtures were swapped out to simple and inexpensive black chandeliers.
  • Accenting the small room is white and light wood furniture to keep the bright and airy feel.

Living room Before & After

Basement Before & Afters

Basement rec room turned office and spare bedroom


1 Comment

  1. April 30, 2019 / 8:08 pm

    What a transformation!

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