After doing a series of smaller remodels over the years, we had gained enough experience and courage to venture into a whole house remodel. We bought a 2-story, 4-bed, 2-and-a-half-bath property that was about 40 years old without many updates since. The whole house was around 2,900 square feet. With careful planning and execution, we were able to create outstanding value and high level of return for our efforts, and we can't wait to tell you all about it!
The original house plans looked like this:
For the remodel, we added around 1,560 square feet of living space for a total of 4,460 square feet. We also added a 270-square-foot covered patio at the rear of the house. The entire house was stripped to the studs. Many walls were reconfigured. The living, dining, and kitchen areas were made into a flowing open space. And square footage was added at the rear of the house and on the second floor.
Here are the updated plans:
My wife did most of the interior designing, including all fixtures, counters, tiles, showers, and cabinets. In our plan, we nailed down the minutest details, which helped us keep the project under budget and on time. We also managed the project ourselves and were very quick to catch any variance from the plan and apply corrections immediately so problems never spiraled out of control.
Here are some pictures of the finished product:
We'll delve into the step-by-step details in a series of blogs. Stay tuned...