Updating a Rental Apartment

I wanted to share a recent project I worked on involving a rental property.  My clients approached me about updating their rental unit in the South End of Boston.  Their existing long time tenants had broken their lease, so they felt it was the right time to give it a makeover to appeal to new tenants and update it for 2016.  It's a beautiful one-bedroom apartment with some lovely original details including a ceiling medallion and large bay windows.  I worked with them to select new paint colors, update light fixtures, replace the outdated hardware, add new window treatments, and purchase a new refrigerator for the kitchen.  My clients are so happy with the results - it feels fresh and contemporary.  Below are a few before and afters to showcase what a difference a few updates can make.  These were taken on my iPhone so no judgement!  

In the living room, we painted the existing yellow walls Coventry Gray and the wainscot Simply White, both by Benjamin Moore. The new light fixture from Rejuvenation can work with both modern and traditional styles of decor.

In the living room, we painted the existing yellow walls Coventry Gray and the wainscot Simply White, both by Benjamin Moore. The new light fixture from Rejuvenation can work with both modern and traditional styles of decor.

The kitchen is open to the living room so we painted the walls Benjamin Moore Dior Gray which provides a nice accent to the adjacent Coventry Gray walls.  We also updated the hardware on the cabinets and replaced the old refrigerator with a new Whirlpool. 

The kitchen is open to the living room so we painted the walls Benjamin Moore Dior Gray which provides a nice accent to the adjacent Coventry Gray walls.  We also updated the hardware on the cabinets and replaced the old refrigerator with a new Whirlpool. 

In the bathroom, we swapped out all the dated brass hardware with chrome fixtures from Moen. We replaced the awkward single sconce above the sink with a triple sconce and the clunky medicine cabinet with a streamlined, simple mirrored one.  We also painted the walls Cosmopolitan by Benjamin Moore and added new shelving above the toilet from The Container Store. This room really needed some love and the updates made it feel so much cleaner and modern!

In the bathroom, we swapped out all the dated brass hardware with chrome fixtures from Moen. We replaced the awkward single sconce above the sink with a triple sconce and the clunky medicine cabinet with a streamlined, simple mirrored one.  We also painted the walls Cosmopolitan by Benjamin Moore and added new shelving above the toilet from The Container Store. This room really needed some love and the updates made it feel so much cleaner and modern!