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Location: Durham, NC
Building Value: $350,000

Description of Problem:

This cute bungalow home, just North of Downtown Durham, would have seemed too far gone for many folks. But not for us! We knew in its hay-day this was a beautiful home in a wonderful, established Durham neighborhood. That said, it needed extensive work to bring it back to life. The house had a nice footprint, but there were aspects of the layout that were not particularly functional. And although the upstairs was livable it didn’t have central air or a full bathroom.

Solutions We Provided:

We started by reconfiguring many parts of the home – closing off one entrance to the tiny kitchen to provide more space for cabinetry and appliances; opening up the archway with a wider cased opening; combining the upstairs water closet & bedroom closet to create a full bath with double vanity; and raising up the entrance to the stairway (which was like playing a game of limbo before we fixed it). The rest of the home received a fresh paint job, refinished hardwoods throughout, and updated laundry/mud space. We also re-sided the garage and fixed it’s concrete pad to make it a nice addition to this home. With the newly repaired white 2-rail fence in the front, this beautiful bungalow was reminiscent of it’s 1950s previous self.

We cannot fail to mention the beautiful staging from Katie McKee at 12th State Design out of Durham.