Budget Breakdown: A Design Duo Give Their San Francisco Loft a Modern Makeover For $70K
When they first stepped foot into their Mission District loft in 2015, Kathryn Heller and Kevin Short knew they’d found what they were looking for, though surface impressions were deceiving. "The interiors were ugly, stained, and completely outdated," the couple tell Dwell. "The previous tenant had smoked cigarettes inside for nearly a decade, so it was particularly dreary and felt like a time capsule from the ’90s."
Built-In Bedroom Closets
Drywall & Plaster
Kitchen & Bath Accessories
Kitchen & Bath Cabinetry
Black Quartz Countertop
|Grand Total: $70,000|
Even so, with such a great location and no structural or exterior problems, the couple—she’s a designer and he’s an architect, both at Tiny Monster Design—knew that they had found the perfect blank canvas in the loft. "We both had had that urban loft fantasy, and this space was our opportunity to not only live it, but also design it," say the couple.
Scroll ahead for a look at the transformation.
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Before: The Kitchen
After: The Kitchen
Before: The Living Room
After: The Living Room
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Before: The Bedroom
After: The Bedroom
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Before: The Bathroom
After: The Bathroom
Builder: DLiu Construction
Landscape Design: Stephen Stolte Designs
Lighting Design: Tiny Monster Design / Kevin Short
Interior Design: Tiny Monster Design / Kathryn Heller
Metal Railings: Mission Iron Works / Manny Lopez
Wood Counter: Mac Cutting Boards / Bart McHale
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