Cute House: Do this to it!

When I saw this home hit the market I was pretty excited. But then I remembered I sadly don’t have millions of dollars to buy up all the homes I want to remodel!  Why?!  I may not be in the market for a new project house, but maybe you are?  Check out the potential in this one… give me a call and let’s set up a showing.

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I love the dark and moody exterior.  And I really love the board and batten siding.  I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but that’s my favorite part of our homes exterior.  If I could go back in time, I’d do our entire exterior in board and batten.

Give it a fresh coat of black stain and use natural wood on the new deck and front door.

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If black is not your favorite… go for a deep green.  Black windows and roof.

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I’m not mad at this pretty oak door!

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Go bold with your new entry lighting.  Modernize the railing.

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Keep the original slate flooring.  Pull colors from the slate to sprinkle throughout the rest of the home.  Rusts, creamy whites, deep greens and grey.

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The ceilings are freaking amazing.  I would just have the entire interior sprayed white, including the ceilings.

Do some new matte oak flooring.  Go a bit lighter if you’re a risk taker… kids will not be kind to super light floors.  Sigh!

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Keep the interior modern and natural.  With collected and masculine décor.

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Give the fireplace a tiny makeover with paint.

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The wall separating the kitchen and living doesn’t appear to be load bearing.  Tear that b down!

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Taking down the wall allows you rearrange your kitchen.  Add a large island and open shelving.

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Although, if you go for the green exterior, for sure go with green cabinets.  Like this…

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Add a casual round table and a new statement light fixture in the dining.

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I know it’s a lot of work, but all the square ceiling tiles have got to go.  Do not buy this house if you don’t have Sheetrocking skills or the money to hire a pro.

Ditch the crystal chandeliers.  This is not the house for that.

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New sheetrock, low pile carpet, floor to ceiling sheer curtains, comfy couch, oversized art.  Done!

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You might actually be able to rework the laundry room to fit a lower level toilet.  Like so..

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The Listing mentions the deck is dangerous.  Tear it down, start over, but keep the original design.  I love the bench railing!

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The yard is rather large (.64 acres) so there is plenty of room for a garden.

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And maybe a chicken coop-  Perks of living right outside the city limits!

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So what do you think?!  Would you choose the black or green exterior?  If you would like to take a look at this home, don’t hesitate to contact me.

*Home is active on the market at the time of this post. If you read this at a later date, the home may be sold or off the market. Contact me to for more information or to find a similar home. All opinions are my own. And of course, there is nothing wrong with this house as it is.. I just got inspired to show what I would do.

3 thoughts on “Cute House: Do this to it!

  1. Great ideas Kristi! Of course….I’d pick the green siding:) I would love it with green cabinets. That really a neat house.

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    1. Isn’t that green house gorgeous!!!! I love the green too.

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