This house is going up for sale in a week or so (if it’s not already listed). It has a fantastic eastern facing view looking over beautifully tilled fields. It’s on a quiet road, and the whole neighborhood seems to be a really peaceful place. (Click any of these four pictures to enlarge.)
I worked on it for 3 weeks, helping Henry and Barbara get it ready to sell. They had already painted all the rooms and doors, steam-cleaned the carpets, pulled off the flower print wallpaper, and probably cleaned up a hundred other details. But they wanted to get it on the market by early Spring, and they still had a lot to do, so Henry called me. We walked through the house and wrote out a long list of everything they wanted done. He asked me to start by renovating both bathrooms. I removed all the baseboards and fixtures. Then I tiled the floor. Here's some "before" and "during" pictures:
While the tile grout was drying, I worked on smaller details like installing closet shelves and rods, replacing broken mirrors and torn window screens, updating faucets, adjusting doors to make them open and close properly, and replacing the locks, latches and handles on the doors.
After the tile grout dried, Henry painted the bathrooms. Then we installed new vanity cabinets, counter tops and faucets. Fortunately the tubs were both in great shape and we were able to leave those.
The renovations both turned out really well. I think they got a good bang for their buck by bringing these bathrooms up to date. Bathrooms are said to be the second-most used room in a house, with the kitchen being first. We did update the kitchen on this house, but that's for another post.
Getting ready to sell your house? Why not get an estimate to update it?