Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Spec Home House Tour

Exterior Of Home Before
The week before Christmas, we found out that the sale of our spec home had fallen through $%#@!!!   It also occurred to me that I had never given a whole tour of the spec home.  So here you go.


Exterior of Home Now

The kitchen before had VERY nice new cabinetry from a few years ago, but it also had mismatched appliances, a laminate countertop (in a clashing color), and Pergo floors.  (I am not a big fan of Pergo......sorry).   Also, super dated lighting and plumbing fixtures.

The kitchen received new paint, amazing brick pattern tile floors, stainless appliances, lighting, granite counters, cool industrial faucet, and a really pretty crackle finish subway tile backsplash.  Look how much better the cabinets look with the right color countertop!

Julie (My Mom) sewed the new hand towels to coordinate with the curtain fabric that became the color inspiration for the whole project.

Julie also sewed the curtains.  The cute green tabs were a solution to a shortage of curtain fabric.
(Not sure how I managed to do that, but the tabs fixed it).

The new flooring, and getting rid of the ugly vertical blinds made a HUGE difference in the amount of light in the room.  Also notice the giant pine tree from the before that is gone in the after.  It is one of MANY trees that fell in Davis County in the huge wind storm.

It is hard to get a good picture from inside the bathroom, but the stripe in here is one of my favorite parts of the whole house.  It has a slightly metallic sheen to it, and looks really great with the marble floors, and Ceasarstone Counters.

We put new bathtubs in, and white subway tile surrounds.  Here is another look at the striped wall.

Besides the obvious new carpet and paint, we also widened the entrance to the family room at the bottom of the stairs, and put in a new iron and wood topped railing (in the left of the photo).  We also got rid of the obnoxious low hanging light fixture at the bottom of the stairs. 


At one end of the family room in the basement was a wide storage room.  It took a lot of the light from the room, and seemed like a giant waste of space, so we tore it out.  The family room is big and bright and open now.

I have written about the laundry room changes before.  I love this room now!

I have also posted this fireplace before too.  I think it is one of the most dramatic changes.  I wish you could see it in person.  The wood work fireplace surround is so beautiful in real life.

If you live in Utah, this house is back up for sale!  The real estate listing can be found here.


  1. What a transformation of the entire house! You did a great job!

  2. Thanks Joy!
    I appreciate it.


  3. You surely did a great job in transforming the house! Even Marble Falls property management experts would tell that the value of this home has already gone up with such improvements!



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