Being an owner/builder has taught me how to apply creative solutions to remodeling problems, without breaking the bank!
Montclair Fixer Here are some before and after photos of what can be done on a budget. I know it looks expensive, but it was actually quite reasonable. Call me to discuss your remodeling project or how to get your house ready for the market.
San Leandro Townhouse Conservatorship Sale
Union City Trust Sale This one level ranch style homein Union City had just plain worn out. With a budget under $15,000 we transformed it. It sold within 3 weeks in a tough market. We had the best looking house on the street!
2516 Etna Street The Elmwood, Berkeley
Probate sale with full powers.
This home had a 50 year old pink paint job, missing accents and railing. The same family owned it since 1908. The interior leaded glass, tile, cove 9′ ceilings and picture rail details were intact. The curb appeal created was essential to increasing traffic and offers.
747 Peralta Avenue in the North Berkeley neighborhood of Thousand Oaks was transformed from a 1970’s vintage to a light and bright home which sold in May of 2014 for $1,120,000! We had the original stove repaired, rechromed and cleaned up. Super!
The backyard was a shady, unused space. Now, the custom built in bench with ergonomic curves and open space make it a natural gathering area for family and friends.
Oakland Hills mid-century goes nuts!
10830 Snowdown Ave. needed just a little paint, a haircut and staging to shine! Located a stone’s throw from the Oakland zoo and Chabot golf course, it reflects the mid-century look popular when the area was developed.