It’s hard to believe that the end of this year is near and that 2022 is rapidly approaching. Like every new year, new home remodels and new-constructions also start up with full steam.
For this family in Ridgewood, New Jersey, hiring MIF Design And Construction was a really wise decision. Below, the builder shares the insights on the hunt for finding the perfectly imperfect fixer-upper. You should get plenty of inspiration not only from the “Before and After” pictures but also the story behind it. Both will help to you keep your mind open when seeing fixer-upper homes and will show you that a great location is worth doing all the work to end up with the home of your dreams.
“The best part of our role is seeing potential and helping our clients see what’s possible. It’s the most amazing feeling to bring a home back from the “dead” and transform it into a beautiful custom home for a family.
We met our clients in search for their forever home and when nothing fit just right they decided a custom home was the way to go. Shortly after we found the perfect fixer upper. A little ranch that was screaming for a transformation. Even though small it was full of natural light and potential.
I am so excited to share this transformation. From a little ranch to a beautiful transitional colonial, full of natural light and beautiful details.” – MIF Design And Construction
See other stunning project by MIF Design And Construction on Home Bunch:
– Fixer-Upper Full House Renovation: Before & After Exterior Inspiration.
“The goal was to design spaces that flow well and are each individually special. As you enter your direct view is a beautiful White Oak staircase and a peak into the kitchen.” – MIF Design And Construction
Hardwood Flooring: Regular 3 1/4 White Pak hardwood flooring – similar here.
Light fixture: Hudson valley lighting Lettie 14.75″ Flush Mount polished nickel.
Wall color: Benjamin Moore OC-65 Chantilly Lace.
Trim color: Benjamin Moore, semi-gloss.
Walls used to separate the dining room from the foyer, making the space feel smaller, closed-in and dark.
What a transformation! To the left is the formal dining room with soft blue grasscloth wallpaper & moldings. The space feels formal for entertainment but also casual to enjoy daily. Large windows bring in natural light that highlight all the materials.
Table: Restoration Hardware 84 inch – Pottery Barn has a similar one.
Wallpaper: Thibaut Wallcovering #T5021 Shang Extra Fine Sisal, Sky Blue – Available through the designer/builder – similar options: here, here, here & here.
Chandelier: Hudson Valley Gates 8 Light Chandelier 4338-AGB, Aged Brass – similar style: here, (just remove the shades), here & here – Others: here, here, here, here & here.
Chairs: Restoration Hardware.
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Directly across from the dining room is the home office. Notice the front door on the right.
From this photo, we can see how closed-in the foyer used to be. An abundance of natural light was created by opening the walls and changing the old door and all windows.
“The home office is full of our favorite details; coffered ceilings, built ins and french doors. We went with a soft grey tone for the built in and brass hardware to add some color without going too dark.” – MIF Design And Construction
Hardware: Rejuvenation Massey Drawer Pull.
Paint color is Benjamin Moore Lacey Pearl – This creamy, off-white is a timeless paint color.
Desk: Restoration Hardware – similar here & here – Other Best Sellers: here (stunning in person!), here, here, here & here.
Rug: Lulu & Georgia Zehra Rug.
Wall Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace.
The Home Office connects to the Family Room through double pocket doors.
How many of us out there are living with an outdated kitchen? If that’s your case, just take a look at the “After” photo and get inspired!!! 🙂
Light, white and bright was the theme of this kitchen transformation!
Wall Paint Color: Benjamin Moore OC-65 Chantilly Lace.
Faucet: Rohl Perrin & Rowe Georgian Era Pull Down Kitchen faucet.
Kitchen runner: Serena and Lily Seaview Rug – On sale!
Cutting Boards: Serena and Lily & Pottery Barn.
Sink: 28 inch drop-in sink.
Vase: Pottery Barn.
Island chairs: Balboa Counter Stool – Natural – Other Favorites: here, here, here & here.
Island light: Globe Pendant by Regina Andrew 15 inch polished nickel – similar: here – Other Affordable Options: here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here & here.
Vase: Poetto Vase.
Kitchen Countertop: MSI Carrara, Quartz Countertop.
Wall scones: Hudson Valley Lighting Mark D. Sikes Painted No.2 11 Inch Wall Sconce polished nickel, white metal – similar style: here & here.
Cabinet hardware: 4 Inch Center to Center Handle Cabinet Pulls, polished nickel.
“Functional and beautiful is always front and center in our design process. The kitchen features double height cabinets, polished nickel fixtures and quartz countertops. The backsplash gives the kitchen just the right amount of glamour and dimension. We love to customize and design range hoods. It’s an opportunity to create an one-of-a-kind piece that fits just right. Love the scale and how it works with the space. We maximized the kitchen island by adding extra depth.” – MIF Design And Construction
Kitchen Backsplash Tile: Tile Bar 3×6 beveled basic white backsplash.
The walk in pantry features a mix of open shelving and cabinets for storage. Pocket door provides flexibility of keeping the space open or closed without taking space away. Every inch strategically planned for maximum functionality. – – MIF Design And Construction
Appliance Pulls: Mission Appliance Pull, 18″.
White Kitchen Cabinet Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Bright White.
“The kitchen is seamlessly open to the family room. Casual eat in area and walk in pantry was a must for our clients and we had enough room to incorporate both.”- MIF Design And Construction
Fireplace Sconces: Visual Comfort Camille Sconce – similar style: here.
“Home transformations are our jam. We love seeing potential in a home and bringing it to reality from design to construction. We are very excited for our clients to enjoy this beautiful home for many years to come.” – MIF Design And Construction
Eat in area chairs: Riviera Dining Chair Fog/White.
Eat in table: Tulip 60 inch oval table – similar style: here.
Vase: Poetto Vase.
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