Nags Head Remodel 2016
If you’re familiar with the Outer Banks, you know the tell-tale signs of an older beach house. Wood paneling, popcorn ceilings, dark trim and outdated fixtures are just a few of the giveaways. This little beach house in Nags Head had all of those features and more, but through all the wood paneling, we were able to see its potential. That is why it quickly became one of our faves! The homeowner’s bought this home to live in with their 3 children and wanted a little more space, along with a more modern look. I was happy to help bring this beach house back to life and make it a fun and function space for this young family.
We began by adding an extension onto the living room along with larger windows and a new location for the entryway. We also added some fun lighting, new flooring, drywall and a fresh coat of white paint.
For the kitchen, the homeowners fell in love with a tile design they found on Pinterest, so we incorporated a similar pop of green and added copper throughout to compliment their personal style. We also removed the wall cabinets and shelving to open up the space, painted the existing cabinets, new counter, and added new “custom” copper and white appliances! The finished look is fresh and modern with warm and rustic accents that blend seamlessly together.
Hmm where do we begin with this bathroom?!? The dark and dated look had to go! Removing the dark panelling instantly brightened the room. We decided to keep the same layout to stay on budget and also give us more wiggle room to splurge on the killer graphic tile by Cle’tile. Swapping out the vanity for a more modern dual floating piece and accents in matte black and copper finished the look.
This Nags Head beach box received the ultimate makeover from dark and dated to bright and current. We were able to create a design that met our artistic homeowners’ wish list, but also created a stylish, yet comfortable space for their family to grow and play. This design goes to show that modern design doesn’t have to be sleek and cold. A balance of bold graphics and clean backgrounds and lines can give your home the edge and character you’re looking for.
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Photos by Whitney Norko / Contracor: Finch & Co. / Flooring: Wise Flooring / Tile: David & Kevin Bancroft