Our Favorite Revive Designs Before and After

Maybe a full gut and remodel isn’t for you but you still want to do something to update your space. Not to worry! We have the perfect option for that! Enter our Revive solution. We’ve previously discussed the Four R’s of Renovation, and Revive designs cover two of those: Refinish and Reface. So what’s the difference from a remodel? Besides saving some (or a lot) of money, you are reusing your cabinets and even other parts of your current space. This could be a countertop, a sink, or even a bathtub! Although you can’t really increase the functionality of the space with a Revive solution, you still get a lot. So, if you are thinking about even the smallest of changes, here are a few of our favorite projects to get your creative juices flowing.

Preston Hollow Kitchen Redo

This kitchen nestled just North of the Park Cities in Dallas has such a fun backstory. To summarize, these clients came to us over 15 years ago to do a full remodel of their kitchen to update the style and overhaul the functionality of the space. You can read the whole story here. The before picture below was what it looked like after years of use! They still loved their storage and overall layout, but after years of wear and tear and new trends, they wanted a quick update. They decided to do “one of those revive designs” to re-update their space, and the results are amazing! New doors and a new paint job revived the cabinetry. Bianco Carrera covers the counters now and new plumbing and hardware jazzed up the room. We did take out two cabinets and installed floating shelves with an accent tile behind to create even more interest. They love the new space as much as their old one!

White Rock Lake Revival

This kitchen is also a very special project because it was a NARI Contractor of the Year Award Winner! The best part? This project stayed under $30,000 which is amazing compared to what an average kitchen remodel costs in the Dallas metroplex. This space was stripped of the lime green and dark materials and covered mostly in white to really brighten up the entire kitchen. Accent navy can be seen to create a “tuxedo look” with the cabinets, and a light gray quartz counter (Cambria’s Carrick) contrasts the white wall tile. Black and brass give a more modernized look to a farmhouse style. And we can’t forget our favorite part: the wood shelves! These shelves were made from salvaged material from an old family home to it’s a very personal touch that we love. You can learn even more about this project here.

Lakewood Heights Bathroom Upgrade

Revive designs are not limited to kitchens! So here is our favorite simple bathroom revival to date. We painted cabinets a white/gray to give it an update. Now, the tub is where the major change happened. It was previously wrapped in the same wood material as the vanity cabinets. Not very conducive overtime for a wet area! So, while keeping the same plumbing fixtures, we took out the wood surround and replaced it with stone. Caesarstone Calcutta Nuvo now surrounds this bathtub and not only looks cleaner but is much easier to maintain even after years of use.

Blue Dream Dallas Kitchen

These homeowners had already remodeled their bathroom and realized they needed to tackle the kitchen next. One of our most involved revive designs incorporated a little bit of construction work and a few new cabinets, but it was still less expensive than a rip and replace. We painted cabinets a light gray (SW 7657 Tinsmith) on the perimeter and a deep blue-gray (SW 7615 Sea Serpent) on the island. Bright white counters make way for a fun mosaic (Glazzio’s Oceania Herringbone in Cobolt Sea) for the backsplash. New appliances and pendants round out this gorgeous space. We just love how much lighter and airier it is now, and how much more it feels like the ‘lakeside’ home it is, just down the street from White Rock Lake in Dallas.

Inspired and ready to begin your next renovation? Meet our Revive designer, Erica, and let’s get one of those revive designs started for you today!