|Kitchen, before and after the remodel|
|Before and after shots of the bathroom|
The goal of this remodel was to "create a modern, relaxed beach aesthetic that was compatible with the charming [Venice Beach] neighborhood" and to utilize sustainable design throughout the home. Updates included expanding the bathroom and living room, installing radiant heat, prepping the home for solar panals, installing hand-scraped bamboo flooring and adding additional windows to bring in more light.
If you're thinking of remodeling to make your house more appealing to buyers, your timing couldn't be better. A recovering housing market, combined with record low interest rates, means that not only are conditions better than they have been in years for homes on the market, but they're also ripe for homeowners (and sellers) looking to get the most value from their remodeling costs. We recommend checking out House Logic's "Cost vs. Value" tool, which will show you which projects give you the most bang for your buck.
Read on for more ways to keep remodeling costs (and frustration) down, and tell us in the comments which home improvement projects you think are the most valuable.
Have a great "been there, done that" remodeling story to share? We want to hear it! Tell us in the comments, or on our Facebook page, which improvement projects you've tackled around the house (and which ones you still need to get to!).
"Before" photos belong to Bridgid Coulter; "after" photos property of David Balk