You could count us as huge fans of the show even before the recent episode aired that showed beautiful kitchen tile from Tile Club! It was an honor to see our Mallorca Blue ceramic subway tiles in their renovation design and on their show. Season 2, Episode 8 featured a gorgeous look at some of our favorite tiles in action!
They turned a dated house into a charming and contemporary home with the perfect blend of traditional interior designs and fresh updates! The before and after renovation shots of this complete revamp will blow you away!
Not only was it a truly stunning renovation of an outdated house, but it was made extremely special by the fact that they were renovating their family’s home! Jenny’s parents relocated to Arkansas from Florida to be closer to their kids and grandkids, and wanted to find a comfortable and beautiful forever home. It’s good to have a daughter and son-in-law who know exactly how to turn a fixer to fabulous, and we’re excited to share the amazing before and after of this complete renovation!
As seen on HGTV! See Tile Club on a very special episode of Fixer to Fabulous!
EXTERIOR BEFORE RENOVATION
The front of this 1990’s home gave a glimpse of the dark and craggy stonework waiting inside. This duo clearly has their work cut out for them! They wanted to make the entryway more open and inviting, and bring in some brick facade details at the request of Jenny’s father! She went looking for bricks with character, and found earth tone clay bricks that came from a building in his birthplace of Chicago!
EXTERIOR AFTER RENOVATION
The brick steps and patio facing led to a welcoming wraparound porch that celebrated the existing archway with a set of double wood doors - the glass panes were a perfect fit to let even more light into the airy interior!
New cedar siding enveloped the house in a natural warmth that made it a gorgeous fit for the tree-lined street, with white trim to offset the warm wood tones.
They put their heart into the sweet details of this house, including the pink and blue hydrangeas in their low-maintenance front yard - one for each grandchild!
The inside of the house had great bones - an open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, and a convenient and cozy gas fireplace. They immediately set about removing the heavy stone around the fireplace, much as they had cleaned up the exterior of the house. The whole open plan living area was repainted with Benjamin Moore Simply White to give it a clean and fresh look.
LIVING ROOM BEFORE RENOVATION
LIVING ROOM AFTER RENOVATION
Such a great transformation! The living room became a cozy place to gather, with warm neutrals that complemented the natural wood look flooring and the wood ceiling beam.
Another key element to creating a great use of the open floor plan? Removing the peninsula that surrounded the kitchen! The beam creating an entryway into the kitchen turned out to be load bearing, preventing Jenny from truly opening up the space.
Her solution? Turn it into a coffee bar! Her java-loving father adored this personal touch to their kitchen. She used a charcoal gray paint to create the cozy nook for their coffee maker - this is also a great place to put a dark stone look porcelain tile such as the Varana Morengo to create a wall you can easily wipe down.
Our favorite feature, of course, is the gorgeously renovated kitchen featuring our Mallorca blue ceramic subway tile!
KITCHEN BEFORE RENOVATION
The soothing blue glazed ceramic tiles were a gorgeous fit for the modern island painted in Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal paint and light cabinets in Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray HC-173. The gray and blue kitchen opened up the cooking area, with black pendant lights from Shades of Light and iron drawer pulls to balance out the custom cabinetry by Premiere Granite Concepts.
KITCHEN AFTER RENOVATION
The zellige-style ceramic tiles in a classic subway layout were a beautiful contrast to the dark island and airy white cabinet paint. The handcrafted look of the surface and the subtle sheen of the blue glaze gave the kitchen gorgeous texture and depth, especially when paired with some of the natural wood cutting boards and cooking tools that were included to welcome Jenny’s parents!
Check out that shine! The result was a perfect modern farmhouse combination, with organic textures, soothing colors, and pops of darker industrial details to finish it off with modern style.
A peek at the install process and an up close look at these gorgeous tiles that are finish for a handcrafted Moroccan look!
The creative touches for this interior didn’t stop there! The open plan leads into the great dining area, with a grand farm table next to the double sided fireplace. The bronze linear chandelier by Kichler added a warm cast to the dining room, making it the perfect place to start the day with a cup of coffee and relax in the evening with a glass of wine!
The best way to serve that wine? A custom built wine rack, of course! Dave Marrs designed and built the geometric accent wall wine rack with wooden details that matched the minimalist mantelpiece and wooden beam in the living room. It ties in with the wooden farm table, and offers a great visual element to the chic modern farmhouse.
The family sent personalized bottles with a sweet message on the tag to welcome Jenny’s parents home and start off their wine wall in style!
Of course, they had to christen the house in style, and the whole family surprised them to welcome them to their new home and get started on some of those bottles! Now this is a great housewarming.
For more of the personalized details that went into making this home renovation so special, and for the charming couple that made it all happen, check out their blog post on Our Good Table and catch Season 2, Episode 8 of Fixer to Fabulous on HGTV!