Entries Tagged as 'Remodeling'

Modest Before & After Remodel

April 12th, 2014 · 3 Comments

This home just needed a little tidying up and updating.

Before Bedroom.  An investor bought it for $80,000.

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After Bedroom.  Once cleared out and with modest upgrades, the house sold for $125,000.

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Before 2nd Bedroom.

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After 2nd Bedroom.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before 2nd Bathroom.

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After 2nd Bathroom.

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Before Family Room.  With wet bar.

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After Family Room.  New carpet was the only thing done here.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Before Swimming Pool.

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After Swimming Pool.

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Before Back Yard Patio.

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After Back Yard Patio.

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I don’t have a matching photo for the next 3 photos.

Before Bedroom.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Kitchen.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Bedroom · Clutter · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Before & After · Wet Bar

Before & After Home Remodel

March 29th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Before Front of House.  Short sale.  Bought by an investor for $45,000.

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After Front of House.  Once remodeled, it sold for $145,500.

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Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.

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After Family Room.  Without window blinds.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Dining Room.

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After Dining Room.  Opposite view.

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Before Back Yard & Pool.

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After Back Yard & Pool.

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Before Back Yard & Pool.

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After Back Yard & Pool.

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Tags: Tile · Curb Appeal · Family Room · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Back Yard · Before & After · Fence or Wall · People In Photos

Before & After $93,000 Net Gain

March 22nd, 2014 · 2 Comments

Modest home renovation with a nice profit margin.

Before Front of House.  Long-time owners who refinanced for $182,000 and let the house go back to the bank.  An investor bought it for $77,000.

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After Front of House.  The investor renovated the house and sold it for $170,000.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before Dining Room.

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After Dining Room.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.

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Before Back Yard.

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After Back Yard.

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Bonus:  Back of House.

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Tags: Flooring · Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Paint · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Back Yard · Before & After · Fence or Wall

This Would Bother Me Tile the End of Days

March 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment

If you are a bit obsessive-compulsive, these two flaws in the tile would drive you nutty.

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Tags: Bathroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes

Before & After Florida Remodel

March 16th, 2014 · 6 Comments

Thank you, Josh, for sending us photos of your renovation project in Gainesville, Florida.

Before Front of House.  The house we focused on in this project was in a historic district in Gainesville, Florida, and had not been updated in over 50 years. The less than 600 square feet of space lacked sufficient natural lighting and hid its historic charm under decades of neglect.

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After Front of House.  We set out on this project to turn the house from neighborhood eyesore into a highly sought-after rental property.

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Before Dining & Kitchen.  Restoring the house’s historic features was the most vital part of the project. The house’s original construction in the 1920s included built-in shelves and nooks that were refurbished to accentuate the historic charm.

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After Kitchen & Dining.  The dishwasher and microwave weren’t even created when this house was originally constructed, so we had to make room for those too. Granite counters and custom wood cabinetry gave an elegance to the space.  We wanted to keep the original pine floors, so we sanded and stripped them, and coated it with polyurethane.

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Before Bathroom.  Much of the plumbing and appliances couldn’t be salvaged, so the kitchen and bathrooms were gutted and new fixtures were installed.

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After Bathroom.  Ceramic stone tile was used in the house to replace the old linoleum flooring.

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Before Bedroom.  With such a small space, the goal for the renovation of this house was to make it as livable as possible and make it stand out amongst the many neighboring multi-family apartments near the house.

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After Bedroom.  Through this renovation, we maximized living space, comfort, and historic character.

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Lonely Toilet

March 11th, 2014 · 4 Comments

When the Smiths remodeled their bathroom, Susan insisted on a jetted tub and a pedestal sink.  And John said he had to have extra elbow room around the toilet so he could read the newspaper.

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What a shame.  Now you can’t put a handy towel rack over the toilet.  And they could have put in double sinks and an extended vanity counter plus had room for a storage closet.

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Tags: Bathroom · Remodeling · Glendale, AZ Homes

Charleston Fixer-Upper

March 9th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Great opportunity at this Charleston, South Carolina home.

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See?  The kitchen already looks better from this angle.

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Stainless steel appliance included.

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The seller is giving you options:  Fireplace or big screen TV in the corner.

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Remodeled bathroom with new sink and toilet.

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Paint paralysis.  Blue or tan?  Tan or blue?

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(sigh)

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The brand-new front door should count for something, right?

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Room addition!  That’s a bonus feature!  Don’t look at the roof.

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Before & After Mesa Renovation

March 8th, 2014 · 6 Comments

Before Kitchen.  This cluttered Mesa, Arizona home was sold as a short sale (no surprise there) to an investor for $83,000.

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After Kitchen.  Once remodeled, the home sold for $135,000.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.  The investor painted over the existing cabinets.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before 2nd Bathroom.

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After 2nd Bathroom.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.

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Before Bedroom.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.  Different bedroom.

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Before Dining Room.  With dirty ceiling fan and cluttered hutch.

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After Dining Room.

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Tags: Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Remodeling · Mesa, AZ Homes · Dining Room · Before & After · Ceiling Fan

Backsplash Tile Options

March 5th, 2014 · 8 Comments

More and more remodelers are installing tile backsplashes in kitchens.

Glass tile is very popular now.  What do you think of this one?

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How does it look from a distance?

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Too busy?

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Then what about this kitchen?

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Stove goes on the left.  But where does the refrigerator go?

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Tags: Kitchen · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes

Before & After Remodeling

February 22nd, 2014 · 1 Comment

Before Kitchen.  Sold as a short sale and purchased by an investor for $134,000.

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After Kitchen.  Purchased by a buyer for $179,000.

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Before Master Bedroom.

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After Master Bedroom.  Nothing new was done here, but notice the change with everything cleared out, with a better photo angle, and with a better camera.

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Before Master Bathroom.  It was already remodeled.

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After Master Bathroom.  Again, nothing new was done here.  But different angle + different camera = better photo.

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Before 2nd Bathroom.

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After 2nd Bathroom.  They changed the toilet seat and removed the cabinet.

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Before Front of House.  With dirty driveway.

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After Front of House.  New garage doors.  But the photo looks more fresh.

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Before Front of House.  Looks cluttered.

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After Front of House.  Better lighting.  Better angle.

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Before Dining Area.  For that all important second refrigerator.

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After Living Room.  The rest of these photos don’t match up, but you get the idea.

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Before Family Room.  With foil in the window.  The office chairs match the chairs from the Before Master Bedroom photo.  The previous owners used this room as a family room.  The investors turned it back into a master suite.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.  Different bedroom.

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