We Audibly Gasped Upon Seeing This Striking Seattle Home Makeover

If there's one thing that we're constantly in awe of, it's how interior designers can creatively solve design dilemmas and transform lifeless rooms into the warm, welcoming, and stylish spaces we can call home. There's a certain magic that happens, from the transfer of energy in the pieces you decide to incorporate into the space. In the end, you can literally feel the shift. The only dilemma post-makeover is finding a reason to leave—I want to hibernate in my new apartment

When Lisa Staton of Lisa Staton Interior Design approached this 1931 brick Tudor home in Seattle, she wanted to introduce modernity to the interior while still maintaining the history. That's no mean feat when you have 4200 square feet to cover (five bedrooms, four bathrooms), but Staton managed to create a truly memorable space for just $120,000.

The bulk of the work involved re-configuring the entire kitchen/family room, but she managed to keep within the budget by asking the original cabinet vendor to tweak and remake cabinets as needed. They installed new countertops, flooring, light fixtures, plumbing (in the kitchen and bathrooms) and painted the entire exterior and interior of the home. 

Read on to hear more about Staton's makeover process and shop the look.