Welcome to your charming mountain cabin near Mt. Rainier National Park
We wanted to restore the inviting Bavarian style that Fillmore's has always had.
After painting the exterior and trim, staining the door, and resurfacing the deck, the exterior had an entirely refreshed look.
We added outdoor accent lighting and cleaned up the landscape to give Fillmore's a welcoming mountain glow that no guest can resist.
Carpet in the kitchen!? We simply couldn't stand for that. However, kitchen remodels can get so expensive. So instead of ripping it all out we took the beauty that was already there and brought it out. Using the paint sprayer we updated the cabinets to a secluded green color that feels very natural. All hardware got a gold spray paint update and the brink got a clean charcoal grey. A $40 cast iron sink from Offerup, new faucet, and a simple finished plywood built-in for the refrigerator and microwave and you have a brand new kitchen. When remodeling for an airbnb, quality, functionality, and budget always has to be in the forefront.
The living room was cozy...but we needed next level cozy. New floors, paint, furniture and a beautiful rug and the living room becomes your oasis while also being able to accommodate more people. Pro tips for building a wonderful space on a budget... wayfair for things you must buy new. Hollow faux mantle ($30), pallet wood fire box ($20) and reuse as much of the decor you can and supplement with wonderful items you can find at area thrift stores. All in all, keep it simple, keep it clean, and keep it comfy.
Outdoor living is a staple of trips to the Cascade Mountains. Fillmore's has a great deck and it just needed just a little attention to bring out its potential. New Behr stain and seal, some 8ft light poles, and wire deck railings (kit from Amazon) bring the deck up to date and up to code. Apply some bronzing spray paint to the aging table, re-top the chairs, and add a comfy home built outdoor couch and you have enough seating to host your group and curl up and read a book in nature.
Upstairs needed little updating.. However, we did need a little more bed space so that Fillmore's could host groups. Que the queen bed built in solution! Simple framed in bed platforms with drawers underneath, maximize the coziness while providing more sleeping arrangements for larger groups. Pro tip, good high quality beds can be found for free online all the time. Save that money and scope online marketplaces often!
To be a premier vacation rental you don't need to have the most expensive stuff...you need the right stuff! Be creative and build an environment you will love to spend time in!
See Even more of the Renovation!
Beautiful, but needed to be shined up!
Now she is even more pretty!
But it took alot of work! Like Sarah on a ladder, doing work with the paint sprayer.
We hide this under the paint in every project we do!
One more for that beautiful front.
Cool Backyard right? Let's make it cooler.
Cozy..but grandmas cozy. We needed some updates.
Little worn right?
Now thats 21st century, PNW cozy!
With our chalk board personal touches.
Where we add our recommendations and allow guests to do the same!
Vinyl is a must in a cabin in the woods!
Millard approves of the new rug.
one bed just isn't enough.
Two is better! Wtih still plenty of room
Little storage underneath and we are looking better!
Help! There is carpet in the kitchen.
Need some shelf space? Pro tip..finished ply wood, table saw, and finish nailer.
Save some cash..use paint and a router!
Ah thats better. New floors, wood counter tops, accents, and some open shelves!
We love coffee...so obviously there needs to be three ways to make it.
So much potential here... potential for...
Ripping it all out and...
Putting in built ins!
Just playing in the dirt.
Get one with nature.
But lets do it according to building code
So lets scrub it up and strip some old paint.
dress her up, get it into code and we are set!
Build in some comfort.
Like serious comfort.
And don't touch the bathroom.. the previous ownsers crushed that!
Thanks for touring with us!