Home Renovation Series | Austin, TX




…..PART II…...If you missed Part I of this Austin remodel post then I go back one blog post for the beginning photos and story. In this post I will be showing you the Master Bedroom, Master Bathroom, Laundry room, and Guest House.

MASTER BEDROOM: There were only 2 things that we physically changed in this room. We took out a closet that housed a washer/dryer, moved them into a newly built laundry room off of the left end of Master Bathroom. We also added a half wall to create a niche for a large credenza and large TV. In addition, we painted added more can lighting, added new light fixtures and beautiful hardwood mesquite flooring.

MASTER BATHROOM: We totally re-did this room. We tore out the built in tub and replaced it with a new Albert + freestanding soaking tub….which I absolutely love because when I have time to relax, I take a long bath. We moved the shower to the far right side of tub behind the wall where the toilet used to be and moved the toilet in the old washer/dryer space. The good thing was, there was already plumbing in all of these places. We also created across from each other a his/hers sink/cabinets with a sit down vanity on her side. Paint, new tile, granite, lighting, plumbing fixtures, soaking tub, mirrors, light grey travertine and of course a tv to watch while soaking in that wonderful tub.

MASTER CLOSET: Absolutely the most important room in the house,( at least for a fashionista). We took the same footprint of the closet and built from scratch the island, shelving, drawers, cabinets & etc. We added pull down rods, granite island top, new hardware, beautiful chandelier, and track lighting. Although not as large as my closet in Houston and I have to share with Norman…….it was a great closet!!

LAUNDRY: A must have in any living place for me is an adequate laundry room. After all we spend a  lot of time there…..right?  I really could not accept a closet for the washer/dryer. The best place for this room was to have it come off of the Master Bath rather than by the kitchen which is the normal. I was not sure about this spot, but just after just a short amount of time…. I was sold and it worked out great!!

UPSTAIRS BEDROOM AND BATH: This house appears larger than it really is. The main house ended up at around 2500 square feet and the guest house at 1000 square feet. Three bedrooms in the main house and one in the guest house. We painted these rooms and put in new carpet, We also added new light fixtures and plumbing fixtures as well as some nice window coverings. I wanted a hill country feel, so I decorated one queen bed room in a bluebonnet/Indian Paintbrush bedspread and the twin bedroom with a whimsey hippie decor a la guitar, flower power and vintage chenille spreads.

GUEST HOUSE: When we started the renovations, we first did a few things to the guest house, The previous owners used it for their offices. We did not move walls or add rooms, but we did paint and change out all light and plumbing fixtures. We also put in hardwood floors throughout. We took out all of the book cases and made that area a cozy TV room and the other side a dining area and sitting area. After is was done, we moved in and then began the main house renovation. I will say, we enjoyed our time in the guest house.

You have now seen before and after photos of the the main house and guest house. In the last blog post on this renovation, I will be sharing photos of the beautiful out door living areas on this property and sharing resources with you. So stay tuned…..to me it is the best part!! I love the GREAT OUTDOORS!!

Being SheShe brings a huge responsibility to the midlife woman and I am definitely up to it!! I want to share with you what I have been exploring and trying to master for many years. I will say that there is no finish line, but it’s the journey……and I hope you will stick around for the adventure!!! -XO SheShe

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