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Happy Hump Day, everyone! I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!

I can’t believe I’m writing my final blog post for Season 1 of Bargain Mansions!! Being able to share our homes with all of you through the show and our new blog has been such a pleasure and I can’t wait to keep it going! (Crossing our fingers for Season 2!)

This evening, we are going to finish our tour through the STUNNING Lake House! For those of you who missed the episode, this house was a little different than the other mansions featured on the show because it was ranch! BUT….a huge ranch. It was over 4,000 square feet and most of that was on one level! We had to get really creative when we were reconfiguring the new floor plan.

This post will be dedicated to the front entry, the new living area, and the master suite! For more details on the rest of the house, check out last week’s blog post. Let’s get started!

As soon as you walk into the front door of the Lake House, there’s a large living space with a huge, beautiful limestone fireplace right in the center. We decided to utilize this large space as an entryway on one side of the fireplace and a cozy living room on the other. The entire space was super outdated, but after my crew replaced all the floors, applied fresh coats of paint, and installed some statement light fixtures, I️t came together beautifully. ALSO, how amazing is this ceiling?!

I️ am totally obsessed with this fireplace. For one, I️ love the original Kansas City limestone. And two… how fabulous is this copper hood?! I️t was such a great focal point for the room. It just needed to be cleaned up! After polishing the hood and cleaning up the limestone, it turned out absolutely stunning.

I️ love the new bright, airy feel of the living room. If you like this style, you can find almost all of these Growing Days accessories at Restoration Emporium!

Light Fixture: Wilson Lighting | Wall Decals: Urban Walls | Artwork: Ginger Leigh Designs

Since our crew demoed the original master suite and converted it to a new, spacious kitchen, we had to use one of the additional bedrooms as our new master. To make the space feel a little bigger, our crew raised the ceiling and added a large window to bring in more natural light. The new coffered ceiling made all the difference in this room. We also decided to add a little character with these fun wall decals from a company called Urban Walls! They add such a unique touch! I absolutely love them.

Shower Tile: Daltile | Plumbing: Kohler | Cabinets: McCartney | Lighting: Wilson Lighting

The bathroom connected to our new master bedroom was too small for a master… but there was actually a small half bath on the other side of the wall right off the foyer. Our crew knocked down the dividing wall to double the space and create a much more functional master bath. We were able to make room for an double vanity, walk-in shower, and an adorable vintage look soaking tub.

Light Fixture: Wilson Lighting | Accessories: Growing Days Inventory found at at Restoration Emporium

One of my favorites parts of this home is the 365-day sunroom we created on the back of the house! With a PANDA DOOR retractable glass wall opening up to the beautiful outdoor patio, you can enjoy the amazing view of the lake no matter what the weather may be! With these doors, you’re able to bring the outdoors in, creating a perfect environment for relaxing, reading, or drinking a glass of wine with a friend. I am OBSESSED with these doors!

Door: Panda | Light Fixtures: Wilson Lighting | Coffee Table: Ro Sham Beaux | Spindle Chairs: CR Laine with Mark Alexander Back Cushion | Artwork: Audrey Benskin | Pillows: Weave Gotcha Covered

They’re super easy to operate too!

The Lake House started off as dark, outdated, and felt so neglected! It was one of my most challenging houses of the season because we had to COMPLETELY reconfigured the floor plan. BUT, the end result was nothing short of amazing and the new home owners couldn’t be happier, and honestly, that’s what matters most!

Thank you all for being a part of our journey this season. Your support truly means the world to me and my amazing crew!! We will keep everyone posted on the next leg of our journey… just follow Growing_Days on Instagram! 🙂

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas. Enjoy your New Year!

Tamara