recent renovations

Take a sneak peek behind the reno as I share my sources of inspiration, planning and budgeting details, and completion steps. Before the glamorous reveals, there is a lot of prep and dust along the way.

Brookside Duplex

Kitchen Layout

This unit's kitchen was livable, but had no style. There was little counter space and it lacked a dishwasher. Through the help of an interior designer, we were able to add more prep space, more storage, new appliances, and a dishwasher. A new vent hood and floating shelves add style and function to this kitchen.

Layout by Orion Design Inc @oriondesigninc


Lighting is like jewelry for a room. The wrong jewelry can ruin the entire outfit while the right accessory will bring it together perfectly. I felt this unit needed clean, simple lighting with a slight vintage feel. I opted for clear globes with black accents and clear bulbs in each to carry the clean look through the home.

Lighting from @buildcom


It's hard to believe that a kitchen with cabinets that started out in boxes in the back of my car and we assembled in the dining room could look custom. Details like crown molding, back splash tile to the ceiling, and stylish cabinet pulls and faucet made this kitchen feel fresh, timeless, and high-end.

Finish Carpentry, Tile Install by Prime Home @primehomekc

Bathroom Before Video

My construction budget did not include remodeling this bathroom. My plans were to work with this original tile, clean up the grout, paint the walls, and call it a day. Then I got a closer look when the tenants moved out.

Bathroom Remodel

This bathroom took me by surprise. As in, I didn't plan to do it! However, I'm so glad I got a chance to breath new life into this small space. I kept the design very clean and simple. It is bright and classic; ready for the tenants' personal touch.

Fixtures from @buildcom
Tile from Home Depot @homedepot
Tile Install by Prime Home @primehomekc

Paint Details

Paint is an inexpensive way to add style and character to your space. Be careful not to get trapped into the mindset of white trim. Consider painting your trim darker than your walls or using a really dark paint to highlight interesting features.

Paint from Sherwin-Williams

Walls: Agreeable Gray (7029)
Doors and Door Trim: Dorian Gray (7017)
Dark Trim: Peppercorn (7674)