Making the old feel new again is a big part of home renovation, and we’ve recently seen some pretty neat people making lackluster, older spaces new and downright beautiful. That’s why part of this week’s link roundup is dedicated to some pretty stellar renovations we’ve been reading about.
One example: New Mexico-based home enthusiast (and, evidently, paint guru) Victoria Larsen’s amazing kitchen transformation. She managed to transform her dated kitchen with “paint, plaster, stain, and stencil,” and, we’d add, a lot of creativity (the countertops are especially amazing). Check it out on one of our favorite sites, Hometalk.
Speaking of transforming dated spaces, check out Nola.com’s piece about Abel and Cindy LeBlanc, who completed their four-year restoration of a 110-year-old, 2,850-square-foot home in Gretna, La., with enough time to spare for it to be featured as part of the Gretna Historical Society Spring Tour of Homes. The story provides a very real and engaging look at restoring a historic home, and renovating in general. We especially enjoyed reading about their hatred for the hand sander and the wonderful surprise the couple found in the attic (hint: cha-ching!).
Dekleva Gregorič Architects also recently took on a more than 100-year-old structure. The firm transformed a 100-year-old shed in Ljubljana, Slovenia, into a 450-square-foot home for the principal architect’s parents. Check out the story (and the super-cool staircase) on Dwell.
And while you’re already looking at cool things on the Internet, check out Instagrammer Serge Najjar’s fantastic photos of people interacting with architecture. From ladders and stairs to windows, his photos might make you think about the spaces you encounter in interesting ways (and the structures are pretty cool, too). Read all about it at We And The Color.
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