before and afterkitchen

before & after: camila’s kitchen floor + andrew’s remodel

by Kate Pruitt

There are numerous downsides to renting, but complying with renovation restrictions is the worst. My kitchen floor is so hideous, it makes me want to scream. If I could have any floor I wanted, I’d be seriously tempted to recreate this amazing paint job by Camila. I love that painted wood floors are making a major comeback; white and black wood floors are everywhere right now and they look super chic. Camila’s unique take on this trend works wonders for the feel of this kitchen. The robin’s egg blue is modern, refreshing and totally unexpected. I’d love to see people’s reaction when they open the kitchen door. I imagine it’s far better than when my visitors walk through mine . . . ugh. You can read more about Camila’s process here. Great work, Camila! — Kate

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I love seeing images of complete home remodels, even if the prospect of undertaking one myself leaves me in a cold sweat. I am thankful that I don’t own a house or have sufficient funds to renovate anything large — I couldn’t take the pressure. Perhaps some day everything will fall into place and the timing will be right for me to take on home ownership, but in the meantime, I will store these images of Andrew’s home remodel for when that moment arrives.

Andrew completed the remodel of his home along with his fellow architects at workshop/apd. They decided to keep the existing post and beam structure, but added new materials like rusted steel railings and white oak kitchen cabinetry to modernize the look and freshen up the color palette. I can almost feel the house breathe a sigh of relief. The new space is light and airy and the warmth of the light wood against pale neutral colors is totally reeling me in. You can see more of this renovation on the workshop/apd site, along with some other seriously inspiring images of their other home design projects. Amazing job, Andrew!

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Living room before . . .

and after.

Bedroom before . . .

and after!

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