10.2.14

Sneak Peek: Mom's Townhouse is Ready to Sell!

by Robin

Refreshed Bathroom

This post is our way of yelling - "Yipee!  We are done!".  There's been some dorky, totally unco-ordinated fist pumping (along with a few of something we call a "Low Two").  For this post I've assembled a handful of Before and Afters of the work we've been consumed with the last couple of months.  




We've learned so very much about what to do to get a house ready to sell - we will share what we've learned very soon.  But for now, we've just got photos to share...


New Flooring


Cheerful Kitchen

Bright Living Room

Calm Master Bedroom




We had guiding words for our work - we envisioned what the realty listing would say - "Move-in Ready" was our goal for the top 2 floors.  How'd we do?



13 comments:

  1. It looks good! Congrats on getting it Realtor ready!

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    1. Thanks, Tamaira! It feels good to have it done. We have our lives back again! :)

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  2. It looks really nice! I would think it will sell quickly. We helped our son find a townhome recently, and a big selling point for the one he bought was that it was freshly painted, clean, and move in ready. If there is any area outside that the owner takes care of, don't forget about that. The back patio area of my son's townhome was the only thing that wasn't up to par. It would have been nice if there had been a lot less weeds and fresh mulch out there. I would also stage the kitchen a little more by removing the dish soap and moving the items on the left hand side all the way into the left hand corner so that it looks like there is as much room as possible on the counter. Maybe fresh flowers or cookies on the counter? Just a thought:) Good luck!

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    1. I thought the same thing about the dish soap, Jeanine! Unfortunately, it wasn't until I uploaded the photos at home - I'll fiddle with things a bit next time I go. The cluster of stuff on the left of the sink is actually strategic - there's a strange looking light switch box there that I'm trying to downplay. My Grandpa had put it in for my mom - and it works great - it just looks odd (a cinderblock wall in behind means it sticks out).

      Luckily - there's so much snow here that the backyard is buried under about 2 feet! So - if it sells fast - we're in luck. If it lasts until spring - we will definitely go and lay down some mulch and tidy it up - like you suggested.

      Thanks for all your tips, Jeanine! :)

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  3. I meant to say island instead of counter for the flowers or cookies to be placed on:)

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  4. Wow it looks amazing! Great job you guys you should be so proud of yourselves.

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    1. Thanks, Anna! It's nice to have it done and be able to think/talk about something else for a change. :)

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  5. Awesome work! Would love to know what flooring you used in the pics above! Looks like TrafficMaster Ceramica and allure vinyl plank flooring. Is that correct? What did you think of it?

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    1. I'm so sorry - I just saw these comments today! The flooring is vinyl sheets installed by a local flooring store - we did not have the time or energy to diy this one!

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  6. Would also love to know about the flooring and what color you used. It's so hard to tell from the swatches online and my local Home Depot only stocks 2 colors.

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    1. So sorry - just saw this. I'm not sure of the brand here - it's vinyl sheets installed by a local flooring company. So much quicker than doing it ourselves!

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  7. It would be easier to appreciate the real difference if all the "before" pictures weren't so underexposed. Good job on the improvements anyway:)

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