People say, “Home is where the heart is” and while we agree; it would be nice if it was your Dream Home. We don’t sell just any house to our clients. We put in the hard work to transform each of our properties into homes that will take your breath away! Take this three bedroom, two bathroom Oklahoma home, for example. We took this dark, bleak brick house and turned it into a trendy and stylish family home.
Essentially, we take houses and turn them into homes.
Don’t believe us? We’ll prove it using one of our newest rent-to-own homes! Let’s go on a journey – a Before-and-After experience, if you will.
Let’s start with the exterior of this home.
When looking at the original product, the first words that come to mind are dark and dirty. It doesn’t look very inviting, does it? There are several safety hazards that become visible after a first glance at this home. Can you spot them?
- The walkway is cracked and uneven.
- The “flowerbed” on the left doesn’t have a retaining wall – creating a potential mess after heavy rain.
- The retaining wall on the right is faulty. The erosion from rain and inconsistent elevation is clear.
- The garage door is dysfunctional. Anyone could just stroll in there!
Needless to say, this home was not fitting for any family – especially one with young children or elderly adults.
So, how did we solve these problems?
First, we repaired the walkway and front porch with new slabs of concrete. The clean concrete paired with whitewashed brick and freshly-painted white trim immediately brightened up the home. Next, we focused on landscaping. A retaining wall was added to the flower bed and a new brick wall was installed to solve the erosion and elevation issue.
The grass was filled in and a flower bed was planted. The mulch compliments the concrete and the bushes pop against the brown and red color hues. Once the garage door was replaced and classic hardware was added, the home was completely transformed!
Are you ready to step inside?
The most dramatic transformation in this home occurred in the bathroom.
Initially, this bathroom was monochromatic and, frankly, boring.
The lack of color and personality made this moderately-sized bathroom feel small. While the tile border around the mirror is pretty, it did not add any sort of depth to the wall. Differing levels can make a world of difference. Take the slim, white frame in the post-renovation photo for example. The elevation change is not dramatic by any means. It blends into the wall; but even that small change makes the room appear larger.
The use of multiple colors can also enlarge a room. Instead of working with similar shades of brown, as seen in the original photo, choose colors that compliment each other. Monochromatic palates can still be utilized; but it’s important to broaden the scope of color in your chosen scheme. Black, white, and grey all fit into the same monochromatic palate but they are different enough to create contrast and depth.
What else did we change in this bathroom?
Our crews began by stripping the floor and replacing it with wood tile – a durable (and easy to maintain) alternative to hardwoods. Next, they painted the cabinetry a sleek grey and updated the hardware to a modern design. Black granite and a single, drop-in sink were installed to create a contemporary vanity with tons of counter space. Finally, the bathroom was finished with fresh paint, baseboards, and trim. Now, you have a brand new bathroom!
This modern, family home was a joy to work on! We are very excited to hear all about the memories its new owners make in their dream home!
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Last modified: June 30, 2017