I'd posted pictures of the place before, and was able to get "afters" this time--the contractor was only a week late on this one instead of a month and a half. :~) This is a picture-heavy post, but to my mind, they say way more than a thousand words.
|Note the giant prickly pear patch...it was fifteen feet wide!|
|Still not sure I like the paint colors I picked, but our contractor did--he's using them on several of his houses now.|
|Rotted cabinets, weird plumbing, and pink walls...what's not to love?|
|New cabinets, appliances, and plumbing, better layout.|
|Looking over the bad cabinets into the dining area.|
|Not a lot of counter space, but a better dining area.|
The flooring is a sort of vinyl tile that looks like wood and DOESN'T sound like laminate. We put it through the entire house, and because it's vinyl, it works for the bathrooms too.
|Living room before...|
|Living room after.|
|Ooh, mixed media paneling in the Man Cave!|
|Family room (man cave) after...new tenants have a pool table. :~)|
The bathrooms were a health hazard, but now there are new toilets and vanities, and a new shower in the master. It's all contractor grade, but it's clean.
|Front bath before...|
|Front bath after.|
|Master bath before|
|Seriously nasty shower.|
|New tile, squeaky clean.|
The house was built in 1967, and apparently they don't make 8 ft bifold closet doors anymore (at least not that we could afford), and since the budget had already stretched to cover a few Rehab Surprises--like a new roof--we decided not to reframe the openings for now. So I made curtains. The tenants have two little girls and a baby boy on the way, and she was tickled with the colors of fabric I'd supplied. The little girls think their closets are fun hideaways.
|All the bedrooms had rather interesting paint schemes...|
|I happen to LIKE interesting paint, but for a rent house, ya gotta go neutral.|
|I like wainscoting too, but not in a hallway.|
|Floor guys jacked up the tracks for the closet door...so, more curtains in a pale gold.|
The tenants like to garden, and promised to take care of the plantings. So I put a turk's cap by the front door and a climbing pink rose in the back. This weekend I'll put in honey suckle and trumpet vine in the back too, so within a year they'll have flowers, fragrance, and hummingbirds to enjoy. They plan to stay a couple of years, so they'll enjoy the fruits of their labor, and their kids will learn to take care of the landscape.
|Welcome to the haunted house?|
|Still a little more trimming to do, but mostly finished.|
Thanks for visiting our rehab!