Thursday, June 3, 2010

Behind Schedule

Well, here it is, the first week of June and we still haven't got the Camarillo house on the market. We've decided to upgrade our dated,'70s kitchen and do a visual update. We didn't want to replace the entire kitchen, including the cabinets and appliances, because we were afraid we wouldn't get back the money we'd invest into it, plus, the time involved in a complete overhaul was too long. So we are repainting, removing the old flooring, installing tile and redoing the kitchen counter tops. I figured that will give us the most bang for the buck. I'm trying to keep the cost under a $1000, but we'll see how that goes. And on top of that, I want to be done with the kitchen remodel by next weekend.

I started by removing a box florescent light that just screamed 70's decor and replaced it with can lights with CFL bulbs. Just as much light for one third the wattage.

We had replaced the kitchen window with a garden window last year, but as usual, I had put off doing all the finishing touches, saving it for a later date (like today).

And after pulling up the existing vinyl flooring, expecting to see cement underneath, we found another layer of vinyl flooring. The pattern alone was mesmerizing.

At least the master bathroom is finished. The shower and tub came out great, but again, I'm just sorry I didn't do it sooner. We really have enjoyed using the bathtub.

Master bathroom before the remodel.

After the remodel.

I just need to focus on the prize at the end of all this, finish all the remodeling and get this house on the market. July will be here before we know it.


sandy a. said...

The remodel looks good!I especially like the bathroom. I am sure it will help you sell your house faster. Any lookers, at least?

Perry and Mischelle said...

Hi Sandy,

We've had a few people express interest recently, but until it's on the market, we won't get an idea of the price. There are no other homes for sale in our tract, and there hasn't been for almost a year, so we're having a little problem with comparables. But the houses sold recently within our zip code are in the price range we're looking for.