Complete Remodel

Updated space is now 'open and airy' with clean, fresh feel

By Lindsey Wells, photography by Mara Kuhn

By Lindsey Wells, photography by Mara Kuhn

After living in Little Rock and Fayetteville, Kelly Rodewald began her search for a new home in Hot Springs to be closer to the lakes and all of the outdoor pleasures Hot Springs has to offer its residents.

Rodewald said she was fortunate to find a home with a lake view, and since this was her first time purchasing a home, she was searching for one that was in dire need of updating so that she could put her “personal stamp on each room” and make it comfortable.

“I was looking for a house that needed work and I definitely found it!”, she said, adding that the entire house needed to be overhauled and, after enlisting The Floor Store to help, no surface was left untouched.

“The space needed everything, and even our Realtor thought we were crazy to take on the project,” she said.

After updating the home from top to bottom, the new space is now “open and airy,” with lots of light, and the new flooring gives a clean, fresh feel. The home now reflects Rodewald’s style and is a great place to entertain her friends and family or sit back and relax after a long day.

The house has a unique, open floor plan, and the updates transformed the home into a welcoming and comfortable space. The 19-foot ceilings provided challenges and inspiration during the renovation, Rodewald said, and the finished project is a great mix of neutral basics and statement pieces.HOME MAKEOVER

Rodewald said her entire family enjoys traveling all over the country, and they can usually be found looking for “treasures” at antique shops, flea markets and estate sales. First Monday Trade Days in Canton, Texas, is one of their favorite treasure hunting destinations, she said, perfect for discovering interesting items to complete each space in her new home. “Everything chosen has a story or a special memory attached to it,” she added.

“Keeping all of the basics — flooring, counters, tile — neutral allows me to fill the spaces with special, unique pieces,” she said. When beginning the renovations, Rodewald wanted to update the outdated space with a clean, fresh look that allowed her to mix modern and antique pieces.

“With new flooring, counters, paint and my mom’s decorating touch, I was able to make it home,” Rodewald said. “Our Realtor doesn’t think we’re crazy anymore! After seeing the completed changes, she now wants to use this home as inspiration for others considering a house in need of love and renovation.”

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