CREATIVE CLIENT SPOTLIGHT / LARS AND AMY
Lars and Amy looked at a dozen homes before they found the overlooked fixer that they knew was the one. In this competitive market, the price was right, but the shag carpet and 1960’s kitchen were not. The views were fantastic but it only had one bathroom. They had to ask themselves which items on their list could they do without and what compromises could be made.
These are the dilemmas that most home buyers face. I have said it before and will say it again: Above all, buying a home takes VISION. No house will be perfect. But if you can tap into your imagination and see the potential, then the pay-off will be huge.
And that is just what Lars and Amy did...They had a vision, jumped in feet first, and followed the fool-proof recipe: large heapings of time, patience, perseverance, and hard work, with a pinch of blood, sweat and tears.
The best thing about their remodel is that it shows how much of a difference you can make without tearing down walls, or adding square footage. Their project highlights the top "bang-for-your-buck" items:
The old carpet was removed and Lars found the hardwood (hickory) flooring at an outlet and installed it himself.
By simply painting the cabinets, their whole kitchen was transformed.
They removed the large blobs of a hedge and put in a simple decorative rustic fence
New Garage Door
They replaced the two small wooden doors with one simple large white door.
No walls torn down…..yet! Stay tuned for Phase Two. They just might get that second bath after all.