Back to Where It All Started

Jennifer and I are ready to jump on our next renovation! This adorable town house is in the 27613 zip code…the same area of Raleigh where we met. AWWWW.

Queen Anne Front

This area of town is HOT! Great schools, great shopping, great community.

The 3 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath home needs a lot of work, but we’re gonna make it shiny and new, top to bottom. Great fireplace, built-ins, and a beautiful, large deck with a private view of trees in the back. There’s even a large loft with skylights that could be a home office or fourth bedroom.

This foreclosure is very different from the last in that it’s not vacant. We’ve officially owned it for a week, but we can’t swing the sledgehammer yet. There are renters who have until May 31 to move out. In a situation like this, we must follow the law that protects renters.

Even though we cannot work in the home, we’ve been super busy picking out the new cabinets, floors, granite, tile, lighting, and more. Like I said, shiny and new.

Looking forward to June 1 — DEMO DAY!


A Big Shout-Out!

Our Five-Points cottage is now sold, and we’ve placed a bid on another foreclosing property located in North Raleigh. If no one out-bids us, we’ll have our next renovation at 5pm on Monday!

Looking back, we would not have been so successful without the help from several key experts. Here are two local specialists we highly recommend.

Our dear friend and certified building contractor Jeff Williams came to our rescue in assembling and hanging our barn-door sliders. Jeff’s forte is big projects, like full-house remodels, kitchens, baths, outdoor spaces. But, we needed brute strength and the expertise of properly securing and hanging these hefty, beautiful doors. He came to our rescue. So, if you’re in the Triangle and need an expert for your home remodel, call Jeff at 336-314-1010.

Second, you may have seen the beautiful cast-iron tub in our last renovation. When we took possession of the property, the tub looked awful, and the surrounding tile was an ugly beige. Don with A Perfect Surface refinished the tub and tile to perfection. (I even hired him to refinish my own claw-foot tub.) Don can be reached at 919-698-9142.

Whether your renovating your own home or someone else’s, know when to hire an expert for a job done right.