Red Edge
real estate news

Louisville Renovations Made Simple

With a good real estate agent, you can skip Angie's List.

by MIKE HALL, Owner/Broker/Agent

After I helped new-to-Louisville homeowners, Keith and Melissa Lay, find their dream home, they wanted to make a few tweaks to make the place their own.

Thankfully, they reached out to me. Because of my job, my list of recommended contractors is trustworthy and professional. For the Lays, I didn't hesitate to share Bruce and Troy Metts' contact info. (502.931.1633) With Bruce's expertise and some help from Rothwell Interior Designs, the Lays made an already beautiful house into a place they can call home.

Bathroom Before and After

Beginning in the homeowner’s suite, Keith and Melissa asked Bruce for an alternative to the tiny shower hidden behind the left wall pictured below.

Before Bathroom

Bruce cleverly expanded the shower while tapping into the room’s natural light. Bruce’s strategic attention to detail paired with the homeowners’ refined taste meant luxury and function for the new design.

After Bath     After Shower

Relocating Basement Fireplace: Before and After

In addition, Bruce relocated the basement fireplace for a cozier seating arrangement.

Before                                                                                After

 before fireplace     Fireplace After

Beyond Renovation: More Design Tips

After renovations were complete, Keith and Melissa brightened their home with a few design tricks.

Use varying shades of the same color

Keith and Melissa’s neutral palette makes their space cohesive while also creating a canvas for playing with pops of color. Add warmth to your space by playing with different shades of the same color. This offers flexibility to your palette while making shopping for the right shade that much easier.

design colors

Spruce up a vaulted ceiling with timeless décor

Empty walls can make a space feel hollow and cold. For textural warmth, choose timeless décor to draw the eye up.

timeless decor

Play with symmetry

When buying art, consider hanging two similar pieces instead of one. Keith and Melissa’s choice of dining room art creates a sense of balance in the space while boosting visual interest.


Congrats on your beautiful home, Keith and Melissa. It was great working with you!

The Lays

Post a Comment

news archives

Posts By Category

All Categories Design (16) Foreclosure Deal of the Day (2) Louisville Events (42) Louisville Interior Design (11) Louisville KY Housing Market Statistics (23) Louisville KY Neighborhoods (44) Mike Hall Listings (18) New Red Edge Listings (2) Oldham Co Neighborhoods (1) Real Estate (21) Red Edge News (3) Why Move to Louisville (5)

Posts By Month

Grab Our RSS Feed
Selling Your Home?

If you are considering selling a home in the Louisville area, contact us first to get a free valuation and market analysis.

Free Market Analysis
Our FREE service provides you with your home's current market value and suggested selling price.