As pictured, the kitchen looks a little rough but was in fairly good shape. Some paint on the cabinets and some "shine" on the counter tops saved a lot of money on this renovation. You can save both time and money on this type of project if the cabinets are structurally sound. In this case the cabinets, counter tops, and linoleum tile flooring were salvaged.Kitchen After:
The cabinets were refinished and painted, the counter tops were polished and a stainless steel sink was installed. The backsplash was added and creates a nice contrast between the cabinets, counter tops, and black appliances that were included in the kitchen. The use of the backsplash is always an inexpensive addition that really adds flare to the kitchen's appearance.Bathroom Before:
Structurally the bathroom was in pretty good shape. However, the tub surround, toilet, and vanity needed to be replaced.Bathroom After:
A neutral, ceramic tile tub surround was installed to accommodate for a window located behind the shower adding natural lighting to the bathroom. TrafficMaster Allure Hickory vinyl flooring from The Home Depot was added to the bathroom. The Staging Company finished this bathroom off nicely. The color choice of the shower curtain and the plant add just the right splash of color to bring the room together.Hallway Before:
BEES!!! This area of the home is where the majority of the bee infestation occurred. The biggest problem in this space, other than the bees of course was that it had no functional purpose. By itself, a hallway doesn't have any appeal to a buyer but with some very simple steps a functional space can be easily created.Hallway After:
The bees had to go before we could do anything on this home. We contracted with a bee removal specialist to remove the bees, combs, etc. Once the bees were removed, the walls were repaired and the same style of flooring was added to the hallway. We added cabinets above the washer and dryer creating a laundry room.
Instantly, this space was transformed from a hallway to a fully functional laundry room. By simply adding a cabinet, washer and dryer the space easily becomes useful and makes another selling point for a potential buyer.
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