Using Your Imagination! Remodeling a 1990’s suburban home…

Dated: February 15 2021

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For some home buyers, a big challenge with committing to a new home is imagining yourself in it.  What COULD it look like if we changed a few things? Using your imagination to fully appreciate the potential of a home is not easy for everyone!

That’s why I LOVE to follow remodels, and I have a new one starting up for you, today! 

This next remodel is a traditional home in Castle Rock, probably built in the mid 1990’s. It is very typical of what you find in the Denver Suburbs.  It has formal rooms, oak cabinets, stained trim, and other design choices that were great 20 years ago, but need some TLC!

I love to show the potential of these older homes.  I call them the “work horse” of growing families.  What they lack in modern amenities, they make up for in additional living areas, bedrooms, lot size and mature landscaping.  With a little love, these homes shine, and do so at a better price-point than their newer counterparts!

Meet Janelle!

Janelle and Mitch raised their family in this home, which backs to Open Space on a hill in Castle Rock.  It’s really hard to beat their location and view, so they want to stay and update the home for an eventual sale down the road.  I was excited that Janelle reached out to me to find out what people are looking for in a new home.  After doing a few model home walk-throughs, Janelle has made some exciting decisions.  I was also able to refer her to a designer, who can provide a paint consultation to make sure everything comes together just right! 

Here is a picture of the current paint “Situation”.  Janelle’s own college-age daughter has fun picking on her for this, and provides ample motivation to get going on the updates!

 

Here is a view of the kitchen, from the family room.  They have a great layout, with an island and granite counters, but the cabinets need a refresh.  Janelle plans to paint and/or stain, add updated hardware, and potentially trim out the tops of the cabinets for a finished look!

 

Here is a preview of the stained cabinets.  I personally love the dark stain.  White Kitchens are still all the rage, but I will say I’ve seen a few stunning dark kitchens in the new model homes! 

 

Lastly, here is a picture of her entry hall.  This is a nice, large, dramatic entry.  It will come alive with new flooring, paint, and new stained railing.  I can’t wait to see the “after” photos!

 Janelle will also re-do the main level floors and trim, for a fully updated and refreshed look.  I know she’s going to love it!

If you have also thought about updating your home, give me a ring! I’d love to hear about your plans, and can also share some great names for all kinds of work: Painting, Cabinets, Design…You name it!

Cissy Miller | EXIT Realty DTC | cissy@exitrealtydtc.com | 303-870-7270

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Cissy Miller

For the last 20 years, I have worked and raised my family in the Denver southern metro area. I am lucky to have enjoyed all that Colorado has to offer families, outdoor enthusiasts, and career-minded ....

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