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budget prep to sell challenge - part 2

Welcome back to the budget remodel project that I posted about last month here. In part 1, I covered the exterior revamp of this property. In this post, we'll explore the interior. Buckle up.

The house was dated, worn and full of stuff. After the house was cleared out, we got to the task of fixing and cleaning it up. Here are some before shots.


Wallpaper has come back in recent years..... but not this stuff.

Eek! Right?

Onto other living areas....

Entry/Living room:

Hall to bedrooms:

Dining Room:

Kitchen dining area:



Task list:

- replace all carpeting

- remove wall paper

- new paint throughout (Paint: Trim - Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-17 and Body -Wrought Iron 2124-10)

- replace/repair tile and re-grout where needed

- replace lighting/fans

Unfortunately, our budget didn't allow for dealing with the popcorn ceiling.

Here are some after shots of the same spaces:

In the kitchen we pulled out the bank of overhead cabinets to open the kitchen up. Cleaned the existing cabinets, replaced pulls and painted the ledges Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron.

New ceiling fan.


I saved the best for last.... the bathrooms. We made the executive decision to spend the extra dollars to fully renovate the two upstairs baths.

"Master" bath before:

Ooh lah lah.....

We opened up the drywall cave of the master shower and added frameless glass, new vanity, new flooring, and new lighting.

Ordered the new vanity light from here:

New vanity from Lowes here:

Master bath after:

Real estate shots:

Yay! Not a bad before and after on a tight budget, right?

Hall bath before:

Here is a close up of the pink carpeting:

Hall bath after:

Same vanity, light and tile as in master bath. We re-glazed the avocado tub white. This is the tile we used on the floors from Home Depot:

I'm thrilled to report that the house sold in two days for over asking price. Again, a huge thank you to Cari Higgins and team for helping make this happen.

So grateful have this challenging project done and sold.

Happy holidays to all!


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