When I arrived at the job site, took the tour and listened to the customers hopes for the space I had to wonder if it was possible within his budget. So off to the drawing board to create plans and a budget. Much to my surprise with some creative detail work it was possible.
The original entry had a dirty carpet floor, dingy walls painter in three different tones of white, and an open closet. With some tile and closet doors from Lowes and some white paint we were able to make the space very usable.
The next room to get a facelift was the kitchen. Well, when we arrived it was a plastic utility sink on linoleum flooring. We began by removed the old flooring, sanded and refinished the oak flooring with soy based finish. Then the walls, ceiling and trim were repaired and covered with nontoxic zero-VOC white paint. Finally we installed the wood cabinets and granite top, including a 20" range.
The bath got some attention too. The sink, toilet and tub were all stained and pitted. The shower fixture was not functioning and needed some attention. And the room had an overall dirty look. We began again by removed the old linoleum floor and installed inexpensive tile. Then the walls, ceiling and trim were repaired and covered with nontoxic zero-VOC white paint. The original sink and toilet were replaced, but the cast iron tub was refinished onsite. Since we didn't replace the tub the existing wall tiles were saved and regrouted. The tub and sink fixtures were replaced. We installed a new dome light with a fan where there was none before and a switched vanity light.
All the other rooms were repainted and detailed accordingly including the storage room which was converted into a conference room. The walls and ceiling were covered in pine beadboard and painted white.
ECO Building Solutions is "improving the planet one home at a time" .