128 S Potomac

This house is probably one of my favorites to date!  It’s located steps away from beautiful Patterson Park near Canton in Baltimore city.  We put a two story roof deck on for maximum city views and hosting party pleasure.  And there’s 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a beautiful kitchen with lots of storage and a large island!  Plus it’s a historical renovation so we kept all the beautiful window transoms, some original tile and original hardware floors.  Everything new we added to have the same period feel of this 100+ year old row-home.  It’s a gorgeous transformation and I just love seeing my visions come to fruition.  Someone is going to be really happy in this home for hopefully a long time!  Here’s some before and after pictures:

Exterior:  Left is before picture, right is after custom door, tore down the old bay window siding and installed custom picture frame molding, replaced light, house numbers and mailbox.

Kitchen: All new cabinets, contrast island painted in Benjamin Moore Hale Navy, brass hardware, globe pendants, chevron back-splash, quartz countertops, refinished hardwood floors and new appliances.

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Bathrooms (2 of 3 shown): The upstairs had one very stinky, very dated bathroom, we tore it out and in it’s “place” put in two beautiful bathrooms so that the master bedroom would have an en suite and then there would be a bathroom in the hallway too.

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Living room/dining room: We refinished hardwood floors, took out awful drop ceiling and installed gorgeous tray ceilings, exposed and cleaned up brick and painted Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray.

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Master Bedroom: Insane transformation – pictures show it all!

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Thanks for reading – until the new project 🙂

N Potomac St.

Guys, these transformations never get old!  Anyone else love a good before and after story?  I’m sharing our latest project, a whole house renovation in the Patterson Park neighborhood of Baltimore city.  What this house lacks in square footage it has in charm!  The exterior is gorgeous – we had to remove the awnings, take down the form stone, the brick underneath was repointed, we replaced the windows, replaced the door and painted it Bold Blue by Benjamin Moore, updated the light fixture and repaired the corbel.  See before and after pics:

The rest of the house was transformed as well, hardwood floors refinished, more brick repointed, new stairs and railings, drywall, light fixtures, new interior windows, new kitchen, granite counters, new bathrooms (3 full baths).  Check out all the before and after pics here side by side so you get a real feel for the transformed spaces:

Since this wasn’t a large house I used the same paint color through-out, Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams and trim is White Dove by Benjamin Moore.  Floor stain is dark walnut.  Here are some bathroom pictures:

Ready to tackle the next project, thanks for stopping by!

416 Lehigh

This week we wrapped up a gorgeous row home on South Lehigh Street in the great city of Baltimore.  This house is such a labor of love that I will be almost sad to see it go but excited for whomever ends up buying this beauty.  The condition of this house when we purchased it was bad to say the least, it was run-down, partly torn down and abandoned…and we swooped in and restored it!  We took down so much plaster and re-pointed the brick and it turned out so nice, the brick almost looks brand-new.  The kitchen is huge, especially for a small row-house in the city with a 7′ island!  I could go on because of course I love everything we designed and built but instead I’ll share some of the amazing before and after pictures with you:

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Here are a few more pictures of this renovated home, for sale in Baltimore.  If you want to check out this house listing or any of our upcoming listings visit our website http://www.klrdevelopment.com.

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:

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!

Achieving curb appeal

In one of my very first blog posts (read it here) I talked about the lack of curb appeal our home had when we bought it.  We had quite the to-do list and we’re finally wrapping it up.  We’ve added shutters, painted the front door, overhauled the landscaping, changed out the light sconces and the mailbox and painted the garage.  Still on the list is get a new storm door with a full panel glass insert, update the trim/moldings around the front door and widen the driveway.

For the front door, I painted it Charlotte Slate by Benjamin Moore.  I wanted something that would stand out while still coordinate with black shutters and red brick that also had a traditional feel.

Here’s a reminder of what it looked like when we bought it:

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And here’s what it looks like now:

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Entranceway

Like all the rooms in our house, our entranceway is evolving too.  We have some accent pieces there that sort of landed there on moving day and I’ve kept them there for lack of a better option at this point.  I’d like to find a small quatrefoil mirror to hang above the blue accent chest and I’ll probably move the accessories around but you can see how the refinished floors look, as well as how our staircase turned out with the painted risers.  We updated the pendant light and painted the walls Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray.  We also added crown molding which is painted in White Dove (so are the risers).

Hallway before reno

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Old light fixture

Here’s our progress:

Front door

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crown molding