Here are some Before and After photos of recent work...

Mid-Century Modern house in Medford, Oregon

This house had a lot going for it.  It was in a great location, with the side yard just adjacent to a golf course.  Although it was almost 70 years old (built in 1952), it had been well maintained. Fortunately, it had undergone no major renovations that could have destroyed its mid-century character and details.  Those are the positives.  On the negative side, It had been lived in for 30 years by its most recent occupant, and it was stuffed to the rafters with stuff. It needed a major clean out and deep cleaning.  

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I worked with the home owner to establish a budget for the renovations and staging. The goal was to spend the least amount of money possible to achieve the highest possible sales price for the house.  We decided to undertake only cosmetic changes.  No extensive repairs or remodeling.  Bottom line:  the house, which some thought might be a tear-down,  sold in just over 30 days for $370,000. The following were my recommendations:

  • Painting inside and out.
  • Replacement of old linoleum in kitchen, family room and breakfast nook with groutable Luxury Vinyl Tile.
  • Epoxy refinishing of kitchen countertops, kitchen sink, and bathroom sink.
  • Thorough cleaning of interior, pressure washing of exterior, yard cleanup.  
  • Staging with mid-century furniture to give buyers an idea of what could (and should) be done. 

Exterior AFTER yard cleanup

Roof and siding were pressure washed. Exterior paint colors: Dunn Edwards

Kitchen BEFORE 

Here's the kitchen in the "tear apart" phase. Note new luxury vinyl tile has been laid but not grouted.

Kitchen BEFORE

Close up of the avocado green and maroon ceramic tile. Quite the thing in 1952, I'm sure!

Kitchen AFTER

New luxury vinyl tile flooring, new paint and refinished countertops made a BIG difference

Kitchen AFTER

Another view of the refurbished kitchen. We kept the original metal Youngstown kitchen cabinets. They were in good condition, we just painted them.

Kitchen/Breakfast nook AFTER

We staged the area off the kitchen as a breakfast nook, which was the original intention. Think: Ozzie & Harriet!

Family room DURING

New flooring laid, painting just beginning

Family room AFTER

Focal point of room is fireplace.  Carefully chosen accessories on mantel.  Note book shelves are minimally accessorized.

Family room BEFORE

Here's the way the family room built-in book case looked!

Family room AFTER

Another shot of the family room showing the desk area.  The built-ins were an important architectural detail that I wanted to highlight

Dining room AFTER

The original maple hardwood floors had been kept in great shape....if it ain't broke, don't replace it!

Living room AFTER

Pops of color in the cushions enliven an otherwise neutral, calm palette

Honolulu Condo Project

This apartment had been a rental for years.  The new homeowner wanted to live there and make a few upgrades without breaking the bank.  Working within her budget, I recommended the following:  new Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring throughout, a complete gut of the kitchen including removal of the cabinets over the stove, new stainless steel appliances, new granite countertops, new sink, and light fixtures.  The bathroom and bedroom didn't really need much work.  The entire project including some new furniture cost around $30,000.  

Kitchen BEFORE

Kitchen had not been updated at all.  Nasty tile flooring, sad cabinets, rusted appliances.  It all had to go!

Kitchen AFTER

Love this kitchen, especially the countertop. Found a mother-of-pearl stick-on product for the backsplash.

Kitchen/Living room DURING

Over-stove cabinets gone!

Kitchen/Living room AFTER

Living room BEFORE

Carpet was old and stretched and needed to go.  The new Luxury Vinyl plank that I recommended throughout the apartment is a great choice in terms of durability, water resistance, and overall good looks. 

Hallway being used as staging area during remodel.