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BEFORE AND AFTER: BUILDER’S BOX ENTRY GETS MAJOR UPDATE

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BUILDER'S BOX ENTRY GETS MAJOR UPDATE. Work by Erika Ward Interiors

 

I could be wrong, but it seems that renovation work comes in waves. What do I mean by that? For the past two years, my jobs have been mostly decoration work. In the past month I’ve been getting more renovation inquiries and have won two new kitchen jobs. As I was searching through some of my previous project photos I came across a whole house renovation I completed for a family who wanted a vacation home in The States. They purchased the home for a steal and wanted to completely transform it into a summer oasis for their seasonal enjoyment.

This entryway transformation was sort of a bonus for them since I hadn’t included it in my original scope of work. I couldn’t resist making these simple upgrades that really skyrocketed this project. Let’s take a look at the before photo.

BUILDER'S BOX ENTRY GETS MAJOR UPDATE. Work by Erika Ward Interiors

You can see there wasn’t much to rave about in the dining room with it color-blocked walls and non-descript trimwork. Blah, blah, blah…The middle section is the entry and the farthest room is the formal living room. Removing the existing trim and beefing it up with custom designed pedestals made all the difference in the world. Here are a few progress photos where I documented the transformation. You can also see we removed the old laminate flooring.
BUILDER'S BOX ENTRY GETS MAJOR UPDATE. Work by Erika Ward Interiors

BUILDER'S BOX ENTRY GETS MAJOR UPDATE. Work by Erika Ward Interiors

View from the formal living room

BUILDER'S BOX ENTRY GETS MAJOR UPDATE. Work by Erika Ward Interiors

Don’t let the toilets distract you. We had some major work going on upstairs, too.

And here is the finished product…Voila!

BUILDER'S BOX ENTRY GETS MAJOR UPDATE. Work by Erika Ward Interiors

 

 

BUILDER'S BOX ENTRY GETS MAJOR UPDATE. Work by Erika Ward InteriorsThe new trimwork makes a monumental difference in the feel of the home as well as the new hand-scraped wood planks. They were radiant well before they received a good cleaning! BUILDER'S BOX ENTRY GETS MAJOR UPDATE. Work by Erika Ward Interiors

Simple molding was added below the chair rail and adds much needed elegance to the new dining room. A beautiful fixture doesn’t hurt either.

BUILDER'S BOX ENTRY GETS MAJOR UPDATE. Work by Erika Ward Interiors

Here’s a before photo of the entry hall between the two spaces. BUILDER'S BOX ENTRY GETS MAJOR UPDATE. Work by Erika Ward Interiors

You can see the new entrance trim leading to the dining room. we also trimmed out the new sidelights and added crown molding throughout the first floor.BUILDER'S BOX ENTRY GETS MAJOR UPDATE. Work by Erika Ward Interiors

Here it is all painted out and with the new flooring and lighting. What a difference!!

If you need assistance in adding custom touches to your builder box home, then let’s chat about my full design service. Your gorgeous transformation is just a contact form away. Click here to get started!

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  1. Lola Campbell says:

    Awesome job Erika Ward! I absolutely love the “After”. Amazing what a few changes can do to the overall look of the space!

  2. Mary McCurdy says:

    Beautiful. I love the molding. Hope to meet you at Design Bloggers Conference in March

  3. This is amazing! I love your work!

  4. Monique says:

    Love the light fixture! Beautiful!

  5. Candace says:

    This was beautiful, so much lighter!! Love the floors and the lighting in the hallway. Great job!

  6. Jennifer Washington says:

    I absolutely ADORE your work!!!!

  7. Andrew Warby says:

    Absolutely beautiful! It’s all in the details.

  8. Sherry Hart says:

    Great job Erika! You beefed it up nicely. The trim made all the difference.

  9. Such a beautiful job! It’s nice to see what a bit of trim can do!

  10. Lindy says:

    That home went from A for average to A for amazing!

  11. Becky says:

    Came across your work on pinterest and it’s just amazing! Would you mind sending me an email with the name of the paint colors used in this renovation? I love the greige and white combo and would love to know the specifics. Thanks!

    • Erika Ward says:

      Hi Becky, the wall color you see jets is Accessible Beige by Sherwin Williams. I can’t remember the trim color at the moment. I’ll have to look through my files. Hope this helps.

  12. Tiffany says:

    It looks great. Can you tell me about your baseboards. What height and are they all one piece? Thank you!

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Over a decade ago, I exchanged my corporate life in building construction for an opportunity to enhance your personal home via decoration and renovation. My mission? To help busy professionals make their homes their sanctuaries.

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