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We spent last week revealing the exterior of the GBOGH home and this week we get not only one before and afters, but TWO!

The entry way has received quite the transformation, which was extra fun, because we actually nixed the "big" part of this reveal due to budget and had a little luck come our way where we were able to go through with it (cliffhanger that I'll be discussing further in this post 😜).

entry before

The biggest issue we were dealing with in the entry way was how tight it of a space it was. You basically walk in and are surrounded by walls.

To open the space more, we knocked down part of the stair wall and got rid of the closet next to the front door. It completely changed the feel of the space.

We actually eliminated opening up the stair wall because we were quoted that it would cost $5,000+. We were already so over budget and came to the conclusion the future owners can handle this not being open haha.

To our surprise, when we were doing demo, we discovered that the wall used to have an opening in it already. This saved us the structural cost we thought we would have to cover and allowed us to open it up.

I am SO happy we were able to do that because it really changed the feel in the room.

We got the railing custom made and it is perfection.

Here is another before and after view...


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You can see how we removed the closet on the left there. We refinished the front door (paint color is Tricorn Black) and added new hardware. I am obsessed with this hardware! I really wanted this front entry to be a little nod to the original home, so we also kept the original doors going to the basement and half bath. I was hoping we could leave them as unpainted wood, but they needed repairs done so we had to paint them. Still, they're pretty dang beautiful. 

PS - The white wall color throughout majority of the home is Simply White by Benjamin Moore!

Love, love, love the original curved windows! 

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And we can't go through the entry way without talking about that light 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼. I've had my eye on this light from the beginning and knew it was perfect for the entry. Love the little peek into the mudroom too!! 

I love how much this space has changed but at the same time...not changed. The restored floors, doors, and staircase pairs so perfectly with the new railing, lights, walls (GOODBYE ugly plaster). Such a beautiful way to enter the home!


Paint Colors:

  • Front Door → Tricorn Black by Sherwin Williams (6258)
  • Entry Way Walls, Trim, Ceiling, Stairs, & Half Bath → Simply White by Benjamin Moore (OC-117)

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