Refresh in Miraloma Park: Before and After

 
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You have heard the adage about a home having “great bones”. Well, the bones of this Miraloma Park property perked right up after a few finishing touches. Since you only get one chance to make a first impression, we started with the facade giving it a more alluring curb appeal.

FIRST IMPRESSION

Before: Plain and unnoticeable

Before: Plain and unnoticeable

After: Alluring and inviting

After: Alluring and inviting

To update the exterior, we specified a contrasting color palette that was in keeping with the mid-century style of the home. New, more noticeable and contemporary house numbers make the property easier to locate. Some garden clean-up, a fresh door color and new entry lighting created a bright, welcoming tunnel entry way.

LIVING ROOM

The living room was very beige—tans and browns everywhere with little contrast. And, with the sofa in the middle of the room, it made the space feel smaller than need be. By putting the sofa along the main wall and chairs where the sofa had been, it made the room feel more open and larger. It also provided a more inviting entry to the adjacent dining area.

Living Room before

Living Room before

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Living Room after

Living Room after

DINING ROOM

The open plan dining room just needed a little pick-me-up. We added darker shade accent walls to help define the dining area. A upgraded modern light fixture helped to further define and elevate the space.

 
Dining Room before

Dining Room before

 
 
Dining Room after

Dining Room after

 
When you go all over the world for work, your dream vacation is your bedroom.
— Jack Antonoff

BEDROOMS. BEDROOMS. BEDROOMS.

Each of the bedrooms needed a bit of work before they were presentation-ready. Fresh paint set new color palettes for each room—two of which had essentially become ad-hoc storage spaces. Decluttering and streamlining the furnishings in each room did wonders for making the spaces feel larger.

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BACKYARD

Sadly, the backyard had been abandoned but, it was not beyond a quick fix with some major weeding and power-washing. The plot of weeds was replaced with bark chips. And the patio area was weeded, power-washed and set up with an inviting and comfy lounge area. Just in time for San Francisco’s warm(ish) springtime.

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