Here is a cramped, dark, kitchen with horrible traffic flow. It had been made practically unusable by years of DIY renovations.
We gutted the space, took out all the unnecessary walls and beams, added an island with breakfast bar, new lighting, flooring, and more.
A 1990's built home had this generic, cheap tile throughout half of the downstairs of the house, including in the front entry foyer.
This master bath had an awkward layout. There was a tiny room with a single vanity, then another doored room with the everything else. It was dark, cramped, and non-functional.
This is the shower area for the divided master bath mentioned above. It was in good shape, it was going to win any awards.
After we removed this shower enclosure, we could begin to straighten and true up the walls in order to fix the sloppiness of the original framers of the home.
This contemporary's long, half-walled hallway felt like a bowling alley. It was bland and unimaginative.
This small and 80's styled master BR was the low point of this home. It was small and awkward. Oh, and there was glass block. Yup, glass block in the master bedroom doorway.
A generic and worn front door. There was nothing horrible about it, but certainly nothing great.
This hallway bathroom was truly builder grade. Generic tile, a fiberglass surround, and cheap vanities.
A 4-family multi like this would get bulldozed 95% of the time. It was absolutely uninhabitable due to the extreme mold from the leaking roof.
Here is the redone foyer. This is about as custom as you can get. Notice the glass/stone inlay, the symmetry, how cleanly it wraps around the stairs, the even grout lines, and how flush the tile is with the hardwood floor.
We removed the wall that was dividing the bathroom and everything else along with it. Tucked behind the half wall is a frameless glass enclosed shower, with floor to ceiling marble and dual shower heads.
After removing everything, we were able to enlarge the shower slightly by building a custom pan. We stayed geometric even down to the drain plate itself. Lots of marble in different, but matching, shapes and sizes.
Floor to ceiling marble, frameless glass doors, a wall shower head and a separate rain head, 100% waterproofing, custom tile niche, metal tile edging, and pure white wainscoting. This one looks straight out of a high end spa, for sure.
The half wall had to go so we could replace it with a custom oak railing with globed steel balusters. It incorporates a rarer "over-the-post" railing, which runs uninterrupted from start to finish.
The wasted hallway space was recaptured by installing a huge beam, walling off the hall, patching the floor, painting, etc. The room went from the low point to the high point.
We installed a new insulated steel door with the sidelight on the opposite side to improve traffic flow. The glass design looks great and fits with the style of the home perfectly.
By gutting the space and starting fresh, we were able to install a deep soaker jacuzzi tub, floor to ceiling tile, all new fixtures, and a moisture/ movement sensing exhaust fan. We forewent glass tile bands for the tub surround, and did the entire back wall in glass and stone tile. The cost pays off easily with a much-raised perceived value.
We gutted and rebuilt the interior and exterior completely. Now this generates about $1,500 profit after expenses. This ended up being a six month, $220k project.
Here is an old, dusty, 1960's living room. It hadn't been touched since it was built in 1963.
This is the same space, with new flooring, new paint, repaired windows, smoothed ceilings, and new fixtures. From vintage to modern. Notice how the fireplace went from outdated to imposing.
An amazing 1910 Victorian styled foursquare that had a rotting metal roof, and plenty of jungle to go along with it.
We installed a brand new roof (the neighbors were very thankful), repaired the siding, painted, and fixed all the landscaping.
Not the most appetizing dining room. Dark, cramped and disgusting. Believe it or not, this house was built in 1992.
Once we got to work, we knocked down the wall to the kitchen, installed a slider with deck, and new prefinished bamboo flooring. Not to mention, we put in a 100% new kitchen.
This condo had typical rough stairs with carpet covering them. No stringers, no real treads.
This open breezeway is gross, dark and neglected. No legitimate sidewalk even.
Old and ugly, this bathroom was stuck in it's original 1960's state.
We installed all new wood risers, treads and stringers. The treads are stained to match the dark brown/red prefinished hardwood floors. The risers were painted hi-gloss white, which looks great against the dark treads. There's no trim piece under the treads, which gives it a modern look.
We cleaned everything up, installed a new driveway, fixed the siding, painted, landscaped, and added a huge custom granite-stamped sidewalk.