Small-Home Renovation Case Study with Andrew Thompson

Hey everyone, this is Andrew with Pressure Washing Sugar Land Services, and I recently had the opportunity to look at a beautiful home by a dear friend of mine. For some odd reason she wanted to be excluded out of the interview, so I’ll bring to you some of the photos we captured in the process.

Their house was bought in 2005; their first son arrived in 2006 and 3 ½ years later their second son arrived. The house quickly started becoming quite small. In the end, we decided to add an addition to the back of the house. The whole houses were printed in white, but she lived in color at work every day. She loves coming home to something clean, and colors that create a nice backdrop at home.

Home Living Room
The living room was important to her to add space. It’s the first room you see when you walk in. The sofa they have is in a beautiful blue Nordic velvet and has the right amount of grey. The pillows added that extra head of color within that space. The Turkish rugs were found online at carpet gallery. Her sister insisted that she try them at home, and she found them to be perfect.
Several years ago she purchased the hectic Harry type unit on the right side of the mantle, and it has been living in my parents house for a few years. I think where it lives now is perfect because it’s special paradox with the table. The table adds a perfect hit of traditional to the room, and she believes that’s what was almost missing.
For the front window, it gets an amazing lighting in the house, and she didn’t want to block with having two panels, so she decided to add shudders on the lower half. Because we’re elevated they didn’t need the privacy of the full space. It’s ideal to work with Canadian Customs shudders because they were able to custom spray them to match their trim.

dining room architecture
It was important to have a banquet in their dining room. The storage is perfect as they didn’t have cabinetry in their kitchen. Serving pieces, linens, handles are all stored within the units in the banquet. The fabric is she had in her files for quite some time. It’s perfect for the space because it is indoor/outdoor fabric so if any spills happen it is easy clean up.
The light was found at the door store, and she fell in love with it because it has a beautiful patina, and the light bulbs have a faceted finish to them which is a lovely architectural touch. In the house originally they had a wall that separated the living room, kitchen, and dining room. By opening up the space they could add an island, which allowed them to entertain, cook, and all be in the same space together.

kitchen
She wanted to keep a clean, simple pallet for the kitchen. She picked white ceramic tiles; the counters are all white, and the kitchen cabinets are all white. The kitchen cabinets are from IKEA. To break up the white within the kitchen, she added brass hardware from Lee Valley on all the cabinetry. She also added a collar faucet to the sink – she loves how that black stands on its own in the island.
Working with IKEA installation services they added different elements, so the island ended up being covered in marble. It’s beautiful in the sense that it has this strong gain to it. On the outer cabinetry, she used hem on for the surfaces around the range. It’s a key that can hold up to pots and pans, massive cooking.
She upgraded to a five burner range, and this burn range is perfect because it is simple in design, but it also gives them all the elements they wanted. Just about the range they added a top filler, and they decided on a chrome filler to work with the range.

main room for their home
Leading down the hall they have the bedroom. Because the back of the house is quite modern, they have those rooms to address. They decided to install a 30 ceiling drape. They decided to go with a natural lemon fabric, and it adds a soft touch to the room, and it works well with the soft pink rug and the blue greys within the space.
On the other side of the window, they have a full wall of packs unites. Their installation services modified the packs units to fit in the entire spaces, so they look custom. Her husband and her have her entire closet, and all of their belongings are in those two units, so it’s perfect.
The finishing touch was the light. They saw the feature that’s is on their friend’s French publication, and as soon as she saw the lights she said she had to have one of those in her house. She loves the brass, the little accents on the light, and the scale of it is a little unexpected.

oldest son's bedroom
So then beside their room they have their first son’s room. The room was designed based on the two beds bundled up against each other. The great thing about these beds is they have storage underneath. She loves the mix of the beds and the bedding. The hits of the classic blankets are just beautiful with the green hint.
For an extra pop, they brought in the yellow chair, and then to finish it off Navy/Cream stripe fabric – a beautiful fabric.

Second son
Their son’s room is the only one that’s painted out throughout the entire house. She loves pavilion grey. A few years back they used this natural curiosity octopus print, and she framed it out. The son loves it; it’s a great element to the space. On the other side of the bed, there’s this little space with a dressed and a collage of the top to display with special lighting. They decided not to add non-suite in the whole project.

restroom
It was key for her that the finishing touches to the main bathroom were classic and long lasting. The marble tile was an amazing choice. She added the detail of the chair rail that went throughout the whole entire space. It just adds that little bit of a traditional look. She made the design by using very contemporary fixtures for the sinks, and for the tub. However, she selected a more traditional design for the toilet. She didn’t have to have an exact match.
When she designed the house, she kept in mind that she designed the house for THEM and not for resale value. It’s a space that they can grow into, but once the children move out they plan on looking on far ahead. The house is still a decent size and perfect for them to retire in.

If you want to learn more about Andrew go to Angie’s List for his power washing services.

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