This is a fine example of how to realize your dream home. We represented our clients in the purchase of their condo. We found one that had a great layout and the right square footage and number of bedrooms/bathrooms that matched our clients needs. However, cosmetically, it was outdated - the kitchen, the bathrooms, floor color, light fixtures were all an 80s decor.
Initially, they didn't consider the property at all because it was outdated and not to their taste. So, we helped them see that what they didn't like could be addressed. We could negotiate a favorable purchase price and use the savings to remodel their home to their own aesthetic.
The Kitchen Remodel
Our clients wanted a sexy looking kitchen that also wouldn't blow out their budget. We made the countertop the focal point, using imported Black Panther Quartzite, and extended the counter with a full waterfall and backsplash. We went from a 26" to a 30" unique black Blanco sink and state-of-the-art Hansgrohe faucet. To be within budget, the cabinet doors were replaced with a cool gray slate color versus completely demo'ing the cabinets entirely. To save space, we built-in the trash/storage and under-the-cabinet LED lighting. The fun part was that the clients got to choose their own hardware for the cabinet doors and appliances.
In addition to the kitchen, we also restained the floors, replaced all of the cabinet doors in the bathrooms to match the kitchen, and replaced lighting throughout.
See the before and after of the kitchen in the following video.
Juliette S Vo
San Francisco Market.