Renovation Transformations

Posted by Samantha Drury Shore on

I don't know about you, but as an interiors fan, there are few things I enjoy more than a really juicy "before and after" reveal of a room renovation. The more hideously dated the before picture is the better, in my books. I've rounded up a few of my faves that I've spotted recently(ish) on Insta. 

Bathroom Renovation by The Interiors Lady (Helen)

BEFORE

Pink bath with wall covered in magazines

AFTER

Modern bathroom with marble walls

"Did you buy some tiles for the bathroom?", "Nah, I just went through the magazines in the recycling instead." Honestly, this is one of the best before pics I have ever seen.  

Bedroom Renovation by The Interiors Lady (Helen)

BEFORE

Dilapidated Victorian fireplace wall

AFTER

White fireplace wall with plants

What I love about this one is even though you can see the good bones in the 'before' pic, the end result is still a delightful surprise. 

Bathroom Renovation by Victorian Adventure (Annika)

BEFORE

Hideous old bathroom with peach suite

AFTER

Modern monochrome bathroom

How (I mean, HOW) is this even the same room?! There's hope for us all. 

Bedroom Renovation by Design Hunter UK (Helen)

BEFORE

Empty bedroom with old busy carpet and built in wardrobes

AFTER

Bedroom corner with desk and mirror, light and airy

I know this isn't the same angle, but you can still see what a complete overhaul there has been here - sterling work. Christ, that 'before' carpet though. Wow. 

Bathroom Renovation by Negi at Home

BEFORE

Old shower cubicle

AFTER

Bright black and white bathroom with pink door

Boom! Black grouting is always a win - love this transformation. 

Hallway Renovation by The Black House on the Corner (Audrey)

BEFORE

Run-down grand hallway

AFTER

Newly decorated period hallway with black and white wallpaper

I love the balance of modern design with period features here. It works a treat. 

Bathroom Renovation by Faith Mitchell Interiors (Faith & Andy)

BEFORE

Partially demolished bathroom

AFTER

Modern monochrome bathroom

Proper building site to monochrome masterpiece - love it!

Exterior Renovation by Salt at Shoal Bay

BEFORE

Exterior of an old brick and clapboard building

AFTER

Exterior of white timber-clad building with large window

So it's not just interiors that can have a huge face lift. What can I say, this is some SERIOUS vision right here. 

Cabin Renovation by Nor-Folk

You may already be bored of me banging on about our glorious stay at The Water Cabin in the Norfolk Broads. If not, check out my recent blog post! Fiona from Nor-folk made this wonderful video about their renovation process and there are a few extra before and after shots below. Such a fab project. 

The Water Cabin | Nor–Folk from We are the Nor–Folk. on Vimeo.

BEFORE

Empty shell of wood-panelled cabin, view from living room to kitchen

AFTER

Cabin interior - modern living room with brown sofa, white galley kitchen

BEFORE

Cabin mid-renovation with ladder to ceiling

AFTER

Modern white galley kitchen

BEFORE

Panelled wooden wall with a row of white folding chairs

AFTER

White painted panelling with port-hole window

Illustrating with this panelling that you really can make anything look good by painting it white. 

Our House!

These last shots are from my own home. We've still got some changes we'd like to make (and it's rather cluttered with toys right now), but as you can see it's been quite a long road from what we had to start with. We pulled out the old carpets about 5 years ago now and my retinas are still burning. 

BEFORE

Empty bedroom with pink walls, purple carpet and baroque wardrobe

AFTER

Bedroom with white walls and grey bed linen

BEFORE

Empty living room with garish carpet and brown curtains

AFTER

Living room with white walls, grey sofas, grey carpet, string shelves, books and toys

BEFORE

Kitchen with dining table (all old fashioned and run-down)

AFTER

Modern white kitchen with oak countertops 

Ta da! Any top suggestions on what to do with our place next, do comment! 

I hope you've enjoyed scrolling through this and ooh-ing and aah-ing like you're at a fireworks display (I heard you). I'd love to compile another one of these, so if you have a renovation project you'd like to share, do send us your pics! Email me, Sam, at: hello@whiteblackgrey.co.uk.   

All images in this post copyright the persons mentioned. The last 6 images are copyright Samantha Drury Shore / White Black Grey. 

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