We recently renovated a Saxe Point home before putting it on the market, and I’m excited to show you the results.
Today I want to give you a quick tour of a renovation we recently completed for a Saxe Point home. I wanted to renovate this midcentury-style home before putting it on the market so I could showcase what could be done with this type of property to make it look fresh and modern.
If something about a home looks “tired,” you can upgrade at a much better price, so everything we could do to this home was extremely inexpensive.
"If something about a home looks “tired,” you can upgrade at a much better price, so everything we could do to this home was extremely inexpensive."
First, we removed two walls from the top floor interior that separated the living room and dining room from the kitchen, which opened up the space and made the area resemble more of a trendy condo. As you can see, there are now two big windows facing each other from the east and west ends that bring in a ton of crossing sunlight.
The kitchen is an area people assume is very expensive to upgrade, but we used an IKEA kitchen model here that allowed us to maintain our budget and add some neat details like a farmhouse sink and a free-standing hood fan. We also added a nice quartz countertop.
Here are some other things I love about this house:
- We switched out the light fixture in the dining room, which, again, opened up space and gave it a more modern look.
- You always hear me talk about how magical paint is, and I love the color we went with in the living room. I was worried that it was too dark, but it fit well and the space looks really bright.
- We changed the look of the fireplace. I really wanted to add some cool black accents to this project, so I’m pleased with how this addition turned out.
- The gallery wall in the living room has a lot of hanging items that are personal to my husband and me. You usually hear about people depersonalizing a home when staging it, but I think the right personal touches give a home character and make it look less generic.
Feel free to use these ideas when renovating your home for the market. If you have any questions about home renovation or any other real estate topics, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to help you.