Beware: After viewing these before and after photos, whatever excuse you had for not completing that renovation project may go out the window (which coincidentally now needs to be replaced, so get on that)! You and your clients may find joy in a beautifully redone space.
Makeover 7: Complete Salon Makeover
There was no part of All Dolled Up that wasn’t renovated and reconfigured to owner Carmen Hayward’s vision. “It was bad!” Hayward says. “The carpet was worn, there was wood paneling on the walls, the hot water tank was in the dated bathroom. I just couldn’t see myself being happy working here every day in the condition it was.” The carpet was replaced with tile and laminate flooring, the lighting was replaced, the storage room was torn down and rebuilt in a more convenient location (its walls weren’t load-bearing), the hot water tank was re-routed from the bathroom into the storage room, the wood paneling was removed, a half wall was built for privacy, new baseboards were installed, as were a new bathroom sink and vanity. The whole place was also given a fresh coat of paint. Now that the salon has been “dolled up,” Hayward can focus on her clients.
More Info: All Dolled Up, Invermere, British Columbia, Canada
Renovation square footage: 600 (entire salon)
Time frame: 4 weeks
Hired help? Yes, a tile setter and an electrician. Hayward’s husband is in the construction industry and did the bulk of the work.
> tile and laminate flooring
> bathroom sink, vanity, toilet
> electric heaters
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