Before And After – The Makeover Of A Suburban Homes
A 1968 built house in Chevy Chase, Maryland, went through an ample restoration program which ended in giving it a whole new look. The complete changes, both outside and inside, can be seen in the article below, in images and comments coming via Contemporist.com. The story may be an inspiring source for those seeking a change in their homes.
Overall, the home’s curb appeal was updated by installing a new entry door and sidelights. New windows were added, including an enlarged opening for the second-floor living room. The old walkway was replaced with a wider path that is separate from the driveway, and is accessible from the street instead of having to walk up the driveway.
The five decade old house received new siding for the upper level and heavy trim was added around the entry, garage door and new living room windows to help balance the facade. The original two-car garage door was removed and replaced with a sapele wood-lined, single-car garage door. The extra space went to storage for things like bicycles.
The changes also involved putting some more color on the facades. The front door is now a bright red, and the renovated entry to the home features a mid-century modern style with a console table, black and white striped rug, and a framed retro photograph.
Inside, the designers left the staircase and fieldstone planter in their original condition, but added a painted wood screen to separate the stairs from the lower-level. Pushing out the entry door gave the foyer a bit more space, and new porcelain tile flooring updated the look.
Walls were removed between the kitchen and dining room, and between the dining room and living room. Skylights were added to brighten the spaces. In the living room, a rounded blue sectional with a small leather ottoman and cowhide rug offer a cozy spot to sit by the fireplace. In the corner, a brown leather armchair provides a great reading nook. In the updated dining room, a black and white striped rug grounds the wood dining table and chairs in this mid-century style dining room.