1916 House remodel.. a little before and after

Posted May 12, 2010 by Christina

This is a project that I worked on last month with a great customer of mine. The house was built in 1916 in Fullerton and was purchased and remodeled to be put up for sale. It is a really cute house that had a very old remodel done to it. The house just needed a little paint and some updates to bring it back to life. This was a very fun project for me!

I hope you like it!

Family room before.  The floors were beautiful - we had them refinished and they look even better.

The dining room before - a little too red for me.

This is the kitchen- WOW- beneath the linoleum was original douglas fir which was also sanded and finished and looks great!

The cabinet layout was a little off because of the original stove size and position- this space needed to be reworked.

The main bathroom - the only shower!
With a bad 80's remodel....

The Back bathroom

Front bathroom- a little tight in here (3 inches for your legs that is enough right?)

Remodel time...

The new living room look's so clean and the floors look amazing!

The new kitchen - does this even look like the same room?

We refaced the cabinets and the contractor reworked the corner what a major difference.  Also, the floors look wonderful (who would hide this with  linoleum?)

The dining room with fresh coat of paint.

The main bathroom with a new layout that maximizes the space and all new flooring and wall tile.  I love this room now!

The back bathroom all cleaned up with new sink, paint and fixtures.

The front bath with the sink moved into the adjoining closet and the old bath made into just the toilet room.

I was so excited to see how this all turned out.  What do you think?  Better?

Paint colors used...

All of the paints are from Sherwin Williams

Trim:  SW7014 Eider White
Main house:  SW7016 Mindful Gray
Main Bath: SW7018 Dovetail
Kitchen and secondary baths:  SW7017 Dorian gray


Laura @ 52 FLEA

Beautiful! Love the wall color…and as you say everything looks clean and fresh and up to date. Those floors are gorgeous! Wonderful work!

Fri Oct 17 13:47:40 2014

A Perfect Gray

great job, christina….that first bath? we re-did our guest bath not too long ago and used the same sink, the same gray, and the same white subway tile for the bath/shower….hey, great minds….or should I say ‘greige’ minds think alike….

Fri Oct 17 13:47:40 2014


Better is an understatement! It looks so bright and fresh – love all of the bathroom fixtures and the wall colours.

Fri Oct 17 13:47:39 2014

Simply Defined Design

This looks beautiful! It looks brand new and the colors are great!! Bset, connie

Fri Oct 17 13:47:39 2014



The color is from Sherwin Williams SW7017 Dorian gray. One of my favorites!


Fri Oct 17 13:47:39 2014

Caitlin @ Sacramento Street

What color paint did you use in the back bathroom? It’s the exact color I’ve been looking for. I’d love to know.

You did an amazing job on this house!

Fri Oct 17 13:47:39 2014

sarah, flourish design + style

Beautiful, I would move in in a second! I love it! xx

Fri Oct 17 13:47:39 2014


now i really want to paint my bathroom grey!!
love everything.

Fri Oct 17 13:47:38 2014

Trish @TheOldPostRoad

Love before and afters!! I love built in buffet/shelves in the dining room!

Fri Oct 17 13:47:38 2014

Amy R.

Amazing! Great job, I love subway tile, it is so classic. I love gray, it is my new paint love. Bravo to you!

Fri Oct 17 13:47:38 2014

Tonia w/ Chic Modern Vintage

Greaat work, now can you come to my house next?

Fri Oct 17 13:47:38 2014

Kim Davalos

Looks fantastic and fresh! Would you mind sharing the paint color you used in the living room and the trim color? Thanks~ Kim

Fri Oct 17 13:47:38 2014


looks so good! so amazing what paint can do! And that kitchen… so much better!

Fri Oct 17 13:47:37 2014


Absolutely gorgeous! Wow, that kitchen looks fantastic. Everything you’ve done is amazing!

Fri Oct 17 13:47:37 2014

chair up

Spectacular! Well done. This is a great makeover. I love what you did to the kitchen cupboards. I want to try something like that myself.

Fri Oct 17 13:47:37 2014

Charlotta Ward

Christina it looks great.
Wonderful work.
Love the grey walls!

x Charlotta

Fri Oct 17 13:47:37 2014


I went ahead and added the paint information to the post.. I hope that helps! We do offer On line design services which are affordable and easy too, if you need a little help to get started.


Fri Oct 17 13:47:37 2014

jules @ The Diversion Project

Lovely transformation, it looks gorgeous!

Fri Oct 17 13:47:36 2014


Fantastic – how inspiring! I wish I had Douglas Fir hiding under my ugly linoleum… :)

Fri Oct 17 13:47:36 2014

Preppy 101

It looks fabulous!! I love what a coat of paint can do. xoxo

Fri Oct 17 13:47:36 2014

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greige: (gra, grège, gray)
adj: not bleached or dyed;
unfinished; raw