After sitting unoccupied for five years, this northern Indianapolis home, built in 1998, finally received its chance for a new life from the previous owner’s nephew. “I wanted my first house to be close to work and newly renovated. After finding a house that met those needs, my dad suggested I go another route and purchase my Aunt’s house. The whole house was severely outdated and I was skeptical about buying it. To ease my concerns, my dad recommended a complete house remodel. I trusted his judgment and went for it.”
Kitchen Details: The original kitchen was completely gutted and replaced with striking dark maple cabinetry, new granite countertops, a tiled backsplash and coordinating stainless steel appliances. In an effort to brighten up the kitchen and illuminate the dark cabinetry, new recessed light fixtures were strategically installed around the perimeter of the cabinets. To polish off the masculine look the homeowner wanted, long plank bamboo flooring with a “baked natural” finish was installed not only in the kitchen, but throughout the entire house.
Guest Bathroom: Everything but the mirror was replaced in the guest bathroom. A brand new dark maple vanity was installed with a coordinating “Autumn Brown” granite countertop. The original tub and ceramic tile surround was removed and replaced with a deep soaking tub and shower wall surround. The new tile flooring, Kohler toilet, brushed nickel plumbing fixtures and lighting completed the look of this bathroom remodel.
Master Bathroom: The original master bathroom had rotted carpet flooring, outdated fixtures and peeling wallpaper. Everything was gutted and prepped for a complete remodel. The same dark maple cabinetry and granite countertops were kept consistent with the guest bathroom vanity. Replicating the look of natural travertine, porcelain tile called “Giotto Gris” was used for the floor and shower walls. The shower was finished with a new brushed nickel shower head and a semi-frameless glass shower enclosure. The new Kohler toilet, brushed nickel fixtures, lighting and freshly painted walls finished the masculine look of the bachelor’s en suite.
Final Result: After all the planning and construction, the dated house was transformed into this first-time homeowner’s dream home. “The kitchen is by far my favorite room in the entire house. I like the way the colors all turned out with the dark cabinets and light colored countertops and backsplash.” This bachelor is now set with a house perfect for hosting friends to watch their favorite sporting games over beer and pizza.
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