From Dated (And Damaged) To Dazzling!

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I've written before about how much I enjoy seeing the transformation of damaged and/or dated houses into sound and beautiful homes.  It is satisfying - and fun - just to see how drastically they can change.  And also very satisfying and fun to see how pleased buyers (and the neighbors) are when they see the finished results.

This recently renovated house was not exactly a disaster in its "before" stage, but it was really dated (very early 90's) and a good portion of the main floor needed drywall and flooring replaced from some water damage caused by a dishwasher hose mishap. 

So, the kitchen initially had upper cabinets only....and looked like this:


 Kitchen before

The master bathroom had a nice layout - but definitely needed to be updated - here's how it looked at the start of the project:

 master bath before

The other upstairs bathroom also needed a facelift, from this:

 hall bath before

My very favorite contractors, Those Guys Construction, came to the rescue to get this home in gorgeous shape to make listing it and getting it sold pretty darn quick and easy.  There were lots of other things done during the renovation, but let's take another look at how those rooms you saw "before" turned out....

The kitchen at its gleaming and updated best:


 Renovated kitchen


The master bath with some really artistic tile work as the focal point for the changes:

 Renovated master bath

The other upstairs bath looking like fresh and appealing:

 Renovated hall bath

One of the best things about the transformations was to hear the reaction of neighbors and even a family member of the former owners who came to the open house when the house first hit the market - yep, they thought it came out really, really nice!  (Me too!)

Can't wait for the next project to begin!!



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Carie Shapiro
North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate - Evanston, IL

Hi Nancy,

I like the transformation here too!  One thing I love about rehabbing ... seeing the final results.  Voila!

Jul 19, 2013 06:53 AM #1
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Nancy re-habbing was one of my first loves in real estate!  This are some very nice before and after pictures.  Great job!

Jul 19, 2013 06:57 AM #2
Nancy Conner
Olympia, WA
Olympia/Thurston County WA

Hi Carie - I know it - I absolutely love seeing what these contractors can do - always exceed my wildest hopes!  And what fun to market the "after" renovation homes - buyers are SO happy.

Thanks Anna!  Of course I get the easy part of just exposing the finished beautiful house to buyers - good thing I don't actually have to hammer things or paint things or it wouldn't be very pretty!  :)

Jul 19, 2013 07:01 AM #3
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Love the transformation.  And how good the photos were right side up, unlike on facebook.  But hey, it made me look.

Jul 19, 2013 07:03 AM #4
Nancy Conner
Olympia, WA
Olympia/Thurston County WA

LOL Tammy - who knows what I did that made them show up upside down on FB!  But glad it made you look :)

Jul 19, 2013 07:07 AM #5
Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Wow...great difference, here.  

Jul 19, 2013 08:45 AM #6
Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

Beautiful transformation Nancy.  Your contractors did a great job!

Jul 19, 2013 10:03 AM #7
Nancy Conner
Olympia, WA
Olympia/Thurston County WA

Thanks Li - I really enjoy seeing these transformations because they always turn out so GORGEOUS!  Then I look back at before pictures and can hardly believe it's the same house.  These contractors are about to start the next project, so I am off soon to get some "before" pix of it....

Jim, they are really craftsmen in their work!  I especially always love the tile work they come up with and the woodworking items - really talented guys!

Jul 22, 2013 07:26 AM #8
Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs

It really is amazing what some updating can do.  Great work!

Jul 23, 2013 11:43 AM #9
Nancy Conner
Olympia, WA
Olympia/Thurston County WA

Thanks Francine!  I'm really eager to see how their next project turns out - I've got my "before" pictures taken so I can blog about that when it's complete & ready to hit the market!  :)

Jul 24, 2013 09:02 AM #10
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