Happy New Year! 2017 was definitely a memorable year over here on both a work and personal level. On the work side, Vintage Refined continued to grow, specifically gaining a greater presence in Chicago. I was lucky enough to work with some really great clients who continue to challenge our creativity and capabilities. In my personal life, we moved into a new home and I became a mother (to more than just dogs). Looking back, it's no wonder this year flew by. It's going to be a tough one to beat, but 2018 is already off to a great start. I've had some exciting news that I've been eager to share with you, and can finally do so. It's been one of my personal goals for awhile, and I can finally check it off my list; our lake house was featured in the magazine This Old House!
That's right, our guest bathroom renovation is published in the January/February edition of This Old House.
The magazine editor and I originally started discussing this article about a year ago. I was ecstatic to learn that they were interested in featuring one of our renovation projects in their magazine. Since starting our renovations over three years ago, I made a personal goal for myself to have our home featured in print. I know there are some extremely talented architects, designers, and builders out there, so the chance of this happening may be slim. However, I decided it was still a worthwhile goal to pursue. If you've been following me for awhile now, you know how much time and effort we have put into our lake house, and I couldn't be prouder to have our hard work recognized.
This bathroom makeover proves that you don't need a huge space to create an upscale, functional bathroom that feels spacious and luxurious. The key to this bathroom makeover was deciding how we wanted to split up the space and what areas of the bathroom were most important.
Even without an architect or professional designer, we were able to transform a dated 1980's bathroom into a modern space with a traditional, classic feel.
My hope is that this article inspires others to tackle a home renovation project and motivates them to just take the plunge, even if they're intimidated by the unknowns. Trust me, once you start a major home renovation project, the idea of living in it is a motivator enough to get it finished in a timely manner!