Having Fun with some Remodeling

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786

When I bought my previous home, it was a basic home throughout, nothing was upgraded.   So, I remodeled all three bathrooms with the flooring, countertops, lighting, and faucets, and the master bathroom I added heated floors and new cabinetry.     The kitchen was remodeled completely as well.

 

This newer home had granite in the master bathroom, but the color/design would not have been my choice and knew when I bought it, I could change it out eventually.   The home was built in 2006, so the sinks were starting to show scratches, and it was time.

 

I ordered some beautiful quartz, under-mount sinks, new faucets, and they were installed a couple of weeks ago.    I had a drywaller come in and remove the full mirror that the builders put in, and bought some custom ones.    I also ordered a new light fixture that will span the two sinks, as the current one is only 35" wide.  Tuesday I will get my light installed, and have the mirrors hung on the wall.   

 

The entire bathroom will eventually get remodeled, as the floor tile is very basic too, plus want to put in a stand-alone tub, and have the jetted soaker tub removed.   I also want heated floors again, I got rather spoiled at the other house!    Wasn't sure I wanted to drop that much right now, so will do the whole bathroom over time.

 

I also changed out a few doorknobs after I delivered pies to clients, and they had to show me what they had been doing.   I loved them!    The first one I did was my office door, and the door latch wasn't lining up.    Thought it was me, but thinking it never did line up, so a friend will help with that on Tuesday.   Got the others installed, and all work perfectly.

 

 

Comments (24)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Joan - some projects never end and when "fun" is involved - why should they?  

Dec 05, 2021 08:34 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael Jacobs I get caught up in the colors, and sometimes get "stuck", but it usually comes out all good.    The bathroom will look better when I get rid of that boring tile.

Dec 05, 2021 09:00 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Joan, for sharing some of your remodeling experience.

Dec 05, 2021 09:26 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, it is fun improving what you bought!  

Dec 05, 2021 09:30 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Love it Joan. We need our homes to fit us, not us to fit in our homes. Great job.

Dec 05, 2021 09:46 AM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Hi Joan Cox , it was enjoyable to read about your bathroom remodel. The heated floors are not something that Phoenix knows about 😀. Heated floors can be so cozy in snowy winter places. I have a memory from my early twenties: we were at a winter resort with Finnish style bungalows, with radiant heat coming from the floor and the walls. It was so cozy. And that type of coziness in your home will make you love your home even more. Thanks for sharing this story.

Dec 05, 2021 09:53 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeff, not sure if I have all the "style" fit throughout the home, but stuff I enjoy!  

Dec 05, 2021 09:54 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Steffy Hristova when I get that bathroom totally finished, will love it even more, but for now, the counters are much better!   And love my new knobs.

Dec 05, 2021 09:55 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Joan Cox very good helpful report about having fun with some remodeling.

Dec 05, 2021 09:56 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Joan Cox - That countertop and the under-mount sinks really look sleek and clean.  My home needs remodeling and I am torn on where to start.  I think that doing a little at a time like you is the way to go.  NOW, where do I start?  !!

Dec 05, 2021 10:03 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Thanks for stopping by John.

Dec 05, 2021 10:16 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® that was how I felt, but the sinks were the worst (and probably most wouldn't even notice) so started with the counter.  PLUS, didn't want the bathroom torn up for 6 weeks!   Good luck on where you decide to start.   Starting somewhere is a step forward.   

Dec 05, 2021 10:17 AM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

I am in love with the doorknob Joan Cox - and I hope you won't mind if I copy you?! 

There's always a remodeling project going on in my house, I am currently - very slowly - working on my home office. I always enjoy the process and the finished room of course! And I also love the sound of heated floors. Next house I'll have to add them to my bathrooms, too - if they aren't already in place.  

Dec 05, 2021 12:00 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Andrea, I went to my client's house and saw theirs, and had to have those door knobs!   Hope you are able to get your home office finished.    This is where we spend a lot of our time, and needs to be a comfortable and happy place.

Dec 05, 2021 01:05 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Out with the old and in with the new and make it more to your liking.  Have fun

Dec 05, 2021 05:47 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Joan- I think we had those door knobs on the home I grew up in!!!!   Can't wait to see the new light. 

Dec 05, 2021 06:46 PM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Having fun is important and it is always nice to be able to renovate things in a manner that appeals most to us.

Dec 06, 2021 04:37 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Working at that Ed! 

Dec 06, 2021 07:09 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, with time, so much returns to being popular.

Dec 06, 2021 07:09 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Brian, that is so true.

Dec 06, 2021 07:09 AM