Rogers Park, Chicago Fireplace Makeover… Before and Afters!

I am so very excited to post these pictures today. These Rogers Park condo owners have been way to much fun to work with! My job is so much easier when I am working for great people. It is always bitter sweet when a job is finished. It is such a feeling of accomplishment, but you get to know so many great people (and some not so great 🙂 ) and I am not a fan of goodbyes. That is another part of my job that I love- there is never really a true goodbye- as home renovations are never truly finished!

Before I came into this space, these condo owners were very unhappy. They have been living in the condo longer than they anticipated- and were ready for change. The first thing we did was update light fixtures. It is amazing what the correct lighting can do for a space. Secondly, we repainted the master bedroom and the main living space. I have found that painting is the easiest way to transform a space completely while on a budget! The color before was bright red- which was very unsettling. Especially when you are talking about a 2 bedroom condo- the living area is the center of your home and should be a relaxing space.

My favorite part of this condo update was tackling the fireplace. We transformed the previous fireplace that was falling apart into a built in media storage area. Not only did this add the WOW factor that the condo needed- it also opened up a ton of floor space. You condo-owners out there know how valuable that floor space is when in a 2 bedroom unit! Enough talking…. here are the pics

Fireplace: Before

Rogers Park Fireplace: Before

Fireplace: After

We turned this entire corner into a custom media storage area. We added the cubbies for electronics storage and the new mantle piece and side columns to make the fireplace feel more built in. To finish off the space- we added 5/8″ glass and stone mosaic tile to really make a statement.

Fireplace: After

Fireplace: After- close up

There is a misconception out there that if you are on a tight budget, you cannot afford an interior designer. However, my specialty is knowing the correct places to put your money into to transform your home. The way I see it… you can’t afford to not have me around 😉

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Until later,

2 replies
  1. Alyssa Mezsick
    Alyssa Mezsick says:

    I LOVE this!!!!! And I love what you said at the end, about being on a budget and you knowing where to put limited resources. Great, great, great!

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