My husband Ryan and I had the opportunity to completely gut and start fresh on this B.C. box styled home for some lovely clients. It was a 2 bedroom 1970’s styled home that had been vacant for 8 years. We started with this;
Because the home had asbestos, we had to get the professionals in to seal off and completely gut the home. We went back to the studs and followed the city renovation guidelines to get it to new code. We decided to take down the wall between the kitchen and the dining room, as this wall was not a bearing wall so it was safe to do so. We also took down the wall along the stairwell to open that up as well.
Here is the BC box renovation reveal!
We popped patio doors in the basement rec room to open it up to the outside world. It brightened the basement so much. We also added walls to create an separate laundry room.
And there it is! Even though the budget was tight and it took some time, money and hard work, now this small BC box feels open and functional for family living.
We just finished renovating this lovely home, so last week we bought a new house to flip. After doing the numbers and looking at the damage to the home, we then decided to unbuy the home. We loved the idea of it but it just would have took more work than we had money. Money is huge when doing a flip. Can you sell it for the same or more than what you put into the home? This is always something to keep in mind when investing in your new home.
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