Renovations – Where to Start?

Renovating your home can seem like a daunting task but it doesn’t have to be!

I have just finished up the refurbishing and sale of a home tucked away in the beautiful, La Crescenta.

Whenever I am first introduced to a project like this, I think of the different ways that updating the home can add value.

Flooring and carpeting are a great place to start. Changing out carpet is very refreshing.

We’ve all seen carpet that has been around for too long, it can make a room feel dull and dusty.

Renew the fresh feeling of your room and have the freedom to choose a new base color to build upon.

Switching out the carpet and adding hardwood compliments the natural aesthetic of the brick fireplace and gives the room a new energy.

The Power of Paint

Paint is another thing that I would recommend considering early on in your remodel process.

Simply changing the color of the exterior of your home can add character to the entire lot.

If not the entire home, updating the external features like shutters or a garage door,

can add that extra something to the ambience of your property.

A well cared for lawn will make those paint colors pop.


Do not assume that you have to get new cabinetry installed.

If your cabinets are in working order, paint works just as well.

Along with the walls, I painted the cabinets and added recessed lighting to make the home feel spacious and modern.

Lightening up the cabinets in the kitchen and dining room allowed for flexibility when furnishing the home.

Once all renovations were completed, I was ready to list the home for the first time in 30 years.

I received 5 offers on the listing and this 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home sold for $849,000.

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Posted on February 7, 2017 at 7:46 pm
Chris Reisbeck | Category: Properties

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