As soon as we saw Brooke’s stunning second floor conversion, we got a serious style crush. Check out her letter (and her fabulous before and after pics) below:
I’m a longtime reader and I thought you guys might be interested in the transformation the second floor of our house has taken. When we bought the house it was split into two apartments – first floor and second floor. We took the second floor, gutted it, and over a period of 18 months (with a lot of help from contractors), converted it into a beautiful bedroom and family room. Enjoy! – Brooke
Here’s the stairway leading to the second floor (before on the left, after on the right):
Here’s the second floor kitchen (which used to be necessary when the second floor was a separate unit) that they turned into a spacious bathroom:
And the family room that they totally transformed (love love love the cow hide rug, the parson’s desk and the tree in the dormer nook):
Now was that little before & after tour not tastier than a gingerbread cookie? Thanks so much for sharing your entire second floor makeover with us Brooke! It looks good enough to eat.
Brooke’s space looks amazing–especially the stairs. I can’t imagine living in a construction zone for 18 months. Ugh! (Looks like it was worth it, though!)
Can we get some details on the bathroom vanities and fixtures? Thanks! Love it!
The vanities (sinks, fixtures and mirrors) are all Ikea. The lights and towel rods are West Elm. Thanks for all the renovation love!
Love the shower in the bathroom! I also don’t know if I could handle living in a construction zone for that long, but I agree that it looks completely worth it.
Brooke, you did a fantastic job! Love it! John and Sherry, I am thankful for you as you always have something new to look at!!!
Awesome! I super-love that you bulked up the trimwork on the stair–it’s amazing how the small things always add to the overall effect.
WOW – the stairs are amazing and the kitchen to bathroom – it’s just amazing! What a great job and what great taste they have!!
Anna See says
Wow! You had me at the stairs, and it just kept getting better and better!
I want the scoop on the tiles Brooke chose in the bathroom please. :)
What an amazing transformation–beginning at the stairs and continuing throughout. It must be wonderful to have a retreat like this…excellent use of the space and a brave leap in the world of projects. I am in love with that shower! Kudos!
Michelle, the bathroom tiles are from Lowes. We used a 1 inch hexagon pattern on the floor and a typical 3×6 subway tile on the shower and vanity wall. The brand is American Olean.
Beautiful job. Way to make a beautiful space to reflect the way you live. Plus I see a lot of your stuff is from Ikea,so kudos for budget-friendly renovating!
Oh wow! Stunning rennovation. I absolutely love that bathroom. Such an impressive job!
I love it too!! As someone who is considering changing an unused room into a master closet & bathroom area, this bathroom is exactly what I had in mind! I can already vouch for the love of the sink as that is what was in our previous apartment. I adored that it was a tall sink and so very wide! Hopefully, I’ll have similar pics to post later this spring….