3398 Oneida St. Remodel


When we purchased 3398 Oneida, it was a pretty run down home. Oneida St is a 1950’s brick home in Park Hill, Denver.  The reason I love remodeling 1950’s, brick, ranch homes is that they have great bones. They are structurally sound and brick is pretty indestructible. I knew with a little TLC and a proper facelift, this home could be turned into a great home for someone.



 

The home had the original hardwood floors but they needed some love after years of being abused by kids and dogs. Just a simple sand and refinish, and we had gorgeous, refinished floors. Opening up the light in the room also made a huge difference to feel warm and inviting instead of cold and dark.


Demo Day: Goodbye Kitchen!

Moving into my favorite part of the entire house, the kitchen, where most consider it to be the heart of the home. When remodeling homes to sell, you really have to go with what you think a future buyer is going to like, not your own personal preference. Just because you think that those super cool purple cabinets are trendy and you saw them do it on HGTV does not translate to $$ on a remodel. If this is your forever home then, by all means, pick anything that sparks your interest. 


First step on the Oneida kitchen remodel was to demo, we ripped out those old oak cabinets and the dated black granite. We opted for a White Shaker Cabinet, White Quartz Countertops, White Cracked Subway Tile Backsplash, and Stainless Steel Appliances.  I wanted to extend the kitchen a bit, so we decided to install a breakfast buffet, with glass cabinets, and in cabinet lighting. The in-cabinet lighting added some light and sleekness for when you first enter into the house. Once we finished the install of the counters and cabinets, we finished the kitchen with a concrete looking tile floor. The kitchen was absolute perfection and all of the buyer’s that previewed this home absolutely loved the finished product.


Moving into the bathroom, in order to keep the remodel cohesive from room to room, similar to the kitchen, we went for the same sleek look. The bathroom was upgraded with new Subway Tile in the shower and new Vanity with White Shaker Cabinets and a Quartz countertop. We finished the bathroom with new fixtures and concrete tile.


Additionally, we added a few other updates to add some equity. Those included such items as pulling up the old chain length fence and replacing with a brand new, 6 ft wooden fence.  Replacing a fence can really update a home, provide privacy, and completely change the curb appeal of the home. Living in Colorado, we have all sorts of weather changes here and lots of toys for our winter sports so adding a brand new, 2 car garage makes for a happy new buyer. It can also add about $30K in equity when pricing a home.  For the most part, the basement was finished, so we cleaned it up a bit by adding fresh new paint, new carpet, new windows, and new lighting.


3398 Oneida was truly a head to toe remodel. But the goal was to provide a move in ready home for the happy new buyer and that’s what we got! Now off we go to find another home to remodel. Let us know what you think of this remodel below. We love hearing feedback!

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