317 S Lehigh St.

Here’s a recent renovation property we flipped, it’s a 3 bedroom, 2 bath rowhome in Baltimore.  Originally only a 2 bedroom and one bath home so we added a full bath as well as a third bathroom.  This house had gorgeous pine floors that just needed to be touched up and refinished, it also had pretty exposed beams that we decided to leave exposed.  Keeping with those finishes, we decided to do a decorative tin ceiling in the kitchen which I think turned out gorgeous and we used a tile flooring in the kitchen that looks like rustic wood.  Overall, the home has a modern-industrial feel and I just love the way it turned out.

Kitchen prior to renovation but was already gutted by the time I got the picture:

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Kitchen now:

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Living/Dining space before:

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Living/Dining space now:

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Here’s the only bathroom the house had prior to renovation:

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And here’s that bathroom now as well as the additional master bath that was added:

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Paint colors-Living room, dining room and bedrooms (not pictured) are all Sherwin Williams Light French Gray.  Bathrooms and kitchen are Benjamin Moore Smoke.  All the trim is Benjamin Moore White Dove.  Front door is Sherwin Williams Stolen Kiss.

Thanks for reading, our next flip should be completed by the first of the year!

Happy Holidays!

Paint

I’ve had a few questions lately on my paint color choices so I thought I’d highlight some of my favorite colors for you.  Generally, I lean towards Benjamin Moore because they have such an extensive selection and I happen to love all the blue/green/grays (in a way that makes it harder to just choose one).  These colors are considered the new neutral because they work so well with all tones of wood and many fabrics and accent colors.  So here you go, some of my favorites:

Coventry Gray HC-169

I love this deep shade of gray, for a house that has a lot of light it looks rich and gorgeous without being too dark.  If you have less light, I would go up a shade to Stonington Gray Gray HC-170.

Living Room painted in Chelsea Gray

Woodlawn Blue HC-147

This blue/green color is a beautiful option for a bathroom or bedroom.  Pairs nicely with tans or grays.

Master bathroom in Woodlawn Blue

Edgecomb Gray

This warm shade I would say is more tan than gray, but is a great neutral color.

Bedroom in Edgecomb Gray

Dining room/kitchen in Edgecomb Gray

Gray Owl OC-52

I really like this gray, there is a little tan undertone to it so it can be paired with warm or cool finishes. It’s a perfect choice to use with a kitchen that has stainless steel appliances.

Kitchen with Gray Owl

Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore

Wedgewood Gray HC-146

This is one of my personal favorites and is used in 2 rooms in my home, it’s a gorgeous, rich combination of blue, gray and green.  It’s part of Benjamin Moore’s historical collection so I like to think of it as a classic color, always in style.

Living room painted in Wedgewood Gray

Dining Room in Wedgewood Gray

Smoke 2122-40

Another beautiful paint color I love and have in my home is Smoke, it’s a perfect blend of blue and gray, there is also a lighter version Pale Smoke 1584 which is a great option for any room in your home.

Bathroom in Smoke

Bedroom in Smoke

Happy painting!  Painting a room can change it dramatically and it’s an easy and affordable option.

 

Baltimore Reno-Tolna St.

Our most recent completed row home flip in charming Greektown.  Hardwood floors through-out, finished basement, 3 bedrooms, 1 and a half baths and a gorgeous kitchen!  Here’s a little of what it looked like “before” the renovation:

And now the completed renovation pics:

This one is still for sale but won’t last long!  If you’re interested in more about this property or any others check out KLRdevelopment.com.

Baltimore row house reno – Lehigh

Another completed project!  This row home has so much natural light and is quite spacious considering some Baltimore row homes can be narrow.  I love how open this house is and how large the kitchen is!  The room off the back is an added bonus for a mudroom.  Here’s some of the before and after photos on this gorgeous row home.

Before (obviously):

And now completed and under contract:

Next chapter

What do home renovation enthusiasts do when there aren’t any projects left to do on their home?  Well I guess we could move, but we’re just not ready for that yet so we took the plunge and started a company!  The official company website is klrdevelopment.com however I figured what better place to show the actual rehab before and after photos than my blog.  So without further delay, here’s a gorgeous home that recently sold in less than a week and took about a year to complete.  I am equally obsessed with this kitchen – the size, the island, all those cabinets! – as well as the master bath – the shiplap, that huge walk in shower, the tiles, the vanity space!  I also staged the home to define the spaces, given it’s such an open floor plan.

It is a large, rancher-style home, very dated and very dark.  The rooms were small and closed off and our plan was to open it up and lighten it up to really showcase how big this house is and how much beautiful potential it has.  So here you go, in no certain order because there are so many before pictures…

And here’s how it looks now completed and beautiful…

For paint colors we used Benjamin Moore gray owl and white dove. The lighting all came from Wayfair, and we used quartz in the kitchen for countertops.  Now on to the next project!

That’s a wrap.

For now our home is complete, there’s always something to redecorate and we’re thinking of moving the boys into the same room shortly so I’ll have fun with that but for now I think it’s a wrap on renovation projects.  I thought I’d conclude with a photo gallery of where we are now, almost 3 years into this house.

Now, we can focus on renovation projects outside of our personal home…stay tuned!