What a difference new tile and countertops can make to an apartment. A client of mine called saying she needed help converting two apartments, each into homes for family members with different tastes. Each unit had “great bones” but needed to be freshened up. Out went dated carpeting and in came beautiful hardwood floors stained in a chestnut color.

The bathrooms got a complete makeover with creamy color porcelain, accented with small glass tiles. Then each kitchen was given some personality with a complete remodel. One unit went with a mid-century vibe, while the other took on a transitional design with a mix of off-white with tones of taupe tile. Now the apartments are more than a place to live, they are homes.