We are finally done! Well… “done” is never a word homeowners truly get to say. Before I begin sharing our experience over the past year let me warn those of you who enjoy your weekends pool side with a cocktail and hate visiting Home Depot more than once a week, renovating a home is not for you.
However, if you are a glutton for punishment and able to roll with whatever the walls reveal behind them then start your demolition! When I look back on the transformation of our classic 1940’s Miami Shores home it is amazing. Exactly 14 months ago today we bought a house and gave ourselves 2 months for the priority heavy duty construction renovation projects. HA HA HA HA ! Two months later with projects still in progress, me, man, and dog became roommates with dust and the parade of subcontractors.
To be honest the home was perfectly sweet, it had nice arches, good bones, freshly updated to be put on the market. The previous home owners did lay down major ground work and I came in and INTERIOR DESIGNERED it. What interior designer wouldn’t look at a simple home and say…”lets knock down the walls, redo the lighting, and put Carrara marble everywhere!” I am excited to share all the interior changes in the posts to follow. Here is a small collection of the before and afters of our Miami home.