WORK COMPLETED AND READY FOR MARKET: ARDSLEY, NY 10502

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Fresh Eyes For Your Home

So, the Ardsley house that needed some renovation to get it market ready??  Well, it's ready!!  Just wanted to share some before and after photos so that you can see the value added of a westchester county interior decorator and home stager:

Bathroom Before                                                                     Bathroom in Process                                                                    

The bathroom was gutted and the 1970's blue tile and old double vanity replaced with white subway tile, new bath and light fixtures, recessed double medicine cabinets, a granite countertop and a gorgeous 12"x12" ceramic tile floor, more appropriate to the scale of the bathroom.  The tub was the only fixture that remained but I  glazed it white as the last step in the remodel.

Bathroom Now

 

The kitchen cabinets, formerly a dark brown,  were painted white stained wallpaper removed from the walls.  A lovely soft green opens up the kitchen, and a lovely new light fixture replaces the dated old monstrosity!  Even the tile floor looks better with white cabinets:

An estate sale, a tag sale lots of boxing up of belongings and a dumpster, allowed the house to  be emptied and the floors redone in a natural finish.  Unfortunately, we do not have a dining table to use for showing but the floors are absolutely beautiful, the walls a very neutral taupe, the windows cleaned and a breakfront works as a placeholder to show that the space can accommodate large pieces.  A gorgeous Victorian chandelier is included in the price and the wood flooring is clearly a selling feature. 

Dining Area Before                                                                 Dining Area Now

 

And now, it's up to the Realtor to price it right and let the market provide a return on this investment!

Comments (30)

Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Joanna,I love that bigger tile in the bath. I am going to the tile store this morning and it has inspired me.

Jul 17, 2014 11:31 PM
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Oh how wonderful Debbie.  Glad you like - the picture is not great as it was taken with my phone but you get the idea.

Jul 17, 2014 11:39 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Jul 19, 2014 10:24 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

You did a great job with this Joanna.  What a difference.  I'm not sure how I missed this post.

Jul 19, 2014 10:08 PM
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Thanks so much Debbie, I appreciate Kathy seeing through the bad photos taken with my i-phone!

Jul 19, 2014 11:02 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Beautiful transformation, Joanna!  This home should go fast!

Jul 20, 2014 12:18 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Joanna: Great post and you were correct with the bathroom remodel, particularly the bath light fixture. Good selling!

Jul 20, 2014 01:36 AM
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Thanks so much Sharon.  Hoping that it will.

The bathroom remodel was imperative to getting this house resale ready Norman.  Thank you for stopping by.

Jul 20, 2014 01:44 AM
Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Crofton, MD
Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation

Great job! If only all our sellers would agree to these efforts before selling.

Jul 20, 2014 02:24 AM
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

You are so right Margaret.  These sellers are the children who inherited their childhood home in the estate.  They knew that it had not been touched for over 30 years.

Jul 20, 2014 03:01 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Love the before and after photos, and what a difference the bathroom is...looks great.

Jul 20, 2014 05:08 AM
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Thanks Rebecca, hoping to get better photos with my camera once it is fixed! Glad you stopped by.

Jul 20, 2014 11:52 AM
Debbie Malone
Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management - Lynchburg, VA
From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369

Hi Joanna, what a difference! Beautiful remodel, the updates will certainly help the home sell.

Jul 28, 2014 06:02 AM
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Hi there Debbie, I most certainly hope so.  I will keep you posted for sure and thank you!

Jul 28, 2014 11:51 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Great job as always Joanna.  Great before and afters!

Jul 31, 2014 08:17 AM
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Thanks John, appreciate that you stopped by.  Have a great weekend.

Jul 31, 2014 12:19 PM
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

How did I miss this one, Joanna. You did a fabo job as always.     Kudos.

Aug 01, 2014 10:42 PM
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Thanks so much Toni, and now the market is speaking.

Aug 01, 2014 10:46 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Joanna,

I missed this post when we were gone on vacation but just checked it out because you linked it in your post...wonderful renovation..you have such a great eye..I'm sure the seller's are thrilled!

Aug 05, 2014 03:20 AM
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Thanks so much toots, and hope Geno is doing well.

Aug 05, 2014 04:35 AM