After searching Pinterest and surfing the web (um, yes, that phrase is still totally cool), we found a few restoration projects that are amazing transformations and we want to give them even more love. So sit tight, turn on your inspiration caps, and here we go:
#1: 1923 BUNGALOW FROM REHAB ADDICT
This cute little bungalow needed a refresher, something to capture the time period of its reign but keep it timeless. That’s where Nicole Curtis and her HGTV team came in. Walking around downstairs, much of the wood was dirty and drab. But with a little help from their friends, the Rehab Addict team brought life back to the home, with the classic look with decor to match the time period of the house, and even the geometric--modern loft space upstairs. The attic was once set to become a master bedroom, so Curtis made it happen. To pay homage to the former structure, they repurposed an old radiator into a shelf by the staircase. And the clawfoot bathtub? A historical homeowner’s paradise.
#2 SECOND STREET SPACE
What was once a house fit for Pennsylvania royalty in the mid-1800s has become a part of its Victorian past. With pieces from its past, including the chandelier from the Brunswick Hotel in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the property was restored to fit its time period and also be move-in ready for the 21st century. All electrical wiring, heating systems, and plumbing have been renewed, but the first floor maintains the original built-in shelving in the library, a formal dining room, and a kitchen complete with a dumbwaiter. The second floor is all residential, with five bedrooms and two bathrooms, and the third floor has storage and a ballroom. If you want to live in a piece of history, it doesn’t get much better than this… Unless you’re into paranormal activity, and the house listing where this information came from doesn’t include any of that (but who knows?).
#3 CRAFTSMAN ABODE
This space, captured by Arciform, is all around f-u-n. The fusion of vintage decor with the modern and midcentury touches in its restored life give it a type of charm within its walls. We especially love the kitchen and dining areas, complete with stained glass (to peek through as the homeowner spies on their neighbors, obviously). Walk into the bathroom and you’ll find an antique vanity with connected sink, and a lace shower curtain to surround the clawfoot tub (check out the tub feet). And don’t even get us started on that outdoor entertainment area: Beautiful.