May Renovation

Amanda had set her sights on one of our new builds, but when that didn't work out she simply took matters into her own hands.  Amanda found herself a quaint fixer upper in East Atlanta and hired Drum to completely renovate it for her.  Now she has her own custom Drum Home!

The house, though quaint, was too chopped up with a tiny kitchen, a separate dining area and a small living room.  By tearing down several walls and moving the water heater closet, we were able to open up the entire right side of the house and provide an open space for living and gathering.

fixer upper from Drum Homes

Removing the kitchen walls gave us more room to "spill" into the dining space and allowed for an island, pantry cabinets and an inviting space for entertaining.

fixer upper from Drum Homes
Kitchen renovation via Drum Homes
kitchen remodel via Drum Homes

Although we all loved the fireplace, it was non functioning and once the wall between the living and dining was removed, it was completely off center.  In an effort to shift the center of the living room closer to the kitchen and away from the door, we removed the fireplace.  In it's place we built some narrow bookshelves and added a reclaimed wood accent wall, both help to anchor the space and designate the living area. The vintage industrial sconces make it look like it's always been there!

fixer upper from Drum Homes
reclaimed wood accent wall via Drum Homes

The master bath just needed a little TLC.  The fluorescent pot lights, metal medicine cabinets and all that gray tile gave the room a bit of a gas station feel...  Opening up the overhead space, removing the tile from walls, repainting and adding a new custom vanity and distressed mirrors helped to both lighten and warm the room at the same time.

fixer upper from Drum Homes

Adding a walk-in closet and replacing infrequently used doors with windows helped this master bedroom become functional and inviting.

fixer upper from Drum Homes

We are so glad Amanda let us turn her hopes into a reality, she truly has become part of the Drum family!

Posted on May 28, 2015 and filed under renovation, kitchen.