A Pure Energy Renovation Project!Posted by Donna Kerr on Thursday, February 16th, 2012 at 8:07am.
9507 Flower Ave was a complete renovation project as the house was in need of a major overhaul. The Design Team started the process in the early winter, in preparation for the spring market. Budget was on the mind of the homeowner, so prioritizing was of the utmost importance. The property was in need of new windows, fresh paint, new light fixtures, landscaping, updated flooring as well as a full kitchen install and major bathroom updates. If there is one thing the Pure Energy Design Team has mastered, it is this process of getting the most bang for your buck in order to appeal to the most home buyers. And that is exactly what they did. This house sold for $5,000 over list price in 3 days time!
FOYER/LIVING ROOM BEFORE: The foyer had an old mosaic tile floor that could not be repaired, however the main living area had quality hardwood floors, only needing a refinishing.
FOYER/LIVING ROOM AFTER: The back wall was originally knotty pine paneling. We painted over it with a rich accent, bringing depth to the room. Match that with staging that brings out the room's best features, like a gorgeous bay window and open floor plan.
DINING BEFORE: The room felt narrow and the eyes went directly to the outdated light fixture and air conditioning unit in the window. This was a simple fix.
DINING AFTER: We replaced the low hanging chandelier with a flush-mount fixture to bring more height to the room and brought in some contrast in working with the lines.
KITCHEN BEFORE: Obviously the kitchen needed a complete overhaul and this was, without a doubt, at the top of the priority list. If there is anything that matters in a re-sale, it is the kitchen.
KITCHEN AFTER: We gutted everything and we did it affordably. The cabinets were done in a Mellowood Maple with contemporary brushed nickel hardware. The counter tops are from a Wilsonart Laminate Collection with a vertical grain bamboo design - a buyer favorite in 2010.
KITCHEN BEFORE: The appliances were too old to salvage and the stove top needed to be converted to a freestanding range. Not shown in the picture above was a very old wall oven that we replaced with new cabinets for extra storage.
KITCHEN AFTER: Stainless Steel Appliances are cheaper than ever these days. They add a sleek modern design to any kitchen and are highly desirable to home buyers. Always go Stainless if you can.
KITCHEN BEFORE: The floor and back splash needed to be removed completely.
KITCHEN AFTER: We brought more headroom to the sink area and even brought the cabinets higher. The back splash was replaced with fresh drywall and the flooring was done in a gorgeous porcelain tile that extended into the foyer.
MASTER BEDROOM BEFORE: This was a pretty simple makeover. Floors, paint, lights.
MASTER BEDROOM AFTER: Paint is the biggest bang for your buck in any home makeover. We did aan accent wall here to bring the room depth.
MASTER BATH BEFORE: The Master Bath was in DESPERATE need of a complete renovation. Next to the kitchen, this is the other big ticket item in a re-sale, and an extremely important update to any home. We decided to gut the whole thing, for obvious reasons.
MASTER BATH AFTER: From new flooring tile to a new shower, vanity, toilet, medicine cabinet, light fixtures, molding and paint, this is now a serene and luxurious master bath.
BEDROOM 2 BEFORE: A small room in need of color is our specialty.
BEDROOM 2 AFTER: Paint and accents do wonders for a small space.
BEDROOM 3 BEFORE: Once again, a simple makeover on the cheap.
BEDROOM 3 AFTER: Add that with home staging and a playful color palette, you get a major before and after effect!
HALL BATH BEFORE: This bathroom was a little trickier as we were reaching the end of our budget. The homeowner couldn't afford to gut this one and redo it all, so we prioritized with the vanity, sinktop, medicine cabinet, light fixture and, of course, wall color.
HALL BATH AFTER: We went with an over-sized dark chocolate vanity with a pink slab of granite to go with the vintage pink toned shower tile. More times than most, we try to replace vintage pink tile. However, it can be rather costly at times, so in this situation we decided to cover the walls outside the shower with white bead board and paint a dark chocolate on the walls for a modern touch. Chocolate and pink always look great together and dark colors in a bath always bring an unexpected elegance.
EXTERIOR BEFORE: Big bushes covered the entire facade of the house. The storm door was an eye sore.
EXTERIOR AFTER: With some cutting back, new plantings, new shutters to flank the windows, and a fresh color on the front door, the home becomes inviting and clean.
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