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I Bought A New House In Austin & Remodeling It!

September 28, 2021

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New house in Austin

ICYMI – I bought a new house earlier this year and have been remodeling it! It’s definitely been a slow process with the real estate boom in Austin but this was a builder home so I wanted to customize it with the help of Be Unica, a local design firm in Austin. 

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We started remodeling in March and still have a lot to do but here are some before and afters!


Kitchen taylor morrison

Kitchen taylor morrison


I’ve always wanted a white kitchen so I selected white cabinets and white countertops. The kitchen backsplash would be eventually be replaced with Clay Imports tile so I kept the builder backsplash. 


VIGO farmhouse sink

VIGO farmhouse sink

Kitchen Update

I’ve always wanted a white farmhouse sink in my future white kitchen and I can’t believe it’s come true! I selected this 36” matte stone farmhouse flat apron front kitchen sink from VIGO and it’s SO beautiful. We did have to replace the island countertops to install the new sink. To match all the brass fixtures, pulls, and appliances, we selected the VIGO Livingston Magnetic Kitchen Faucet in matte brushed gold


Master bathroom

Master bathroom

The master bathroom is probably my favorite room in the house because of all the natural light that pours in from the window. We’ve completely demoed the bathroom and will be adding Clay Imports tile and a new soaking tub!


Dining room

Dining room

This is what the original dining room looks like. We’re adding shiplap and banquette bench seating!


Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.