Old, New Homes

26 Jan Old, New Homes

While we typically focus on new construction homes for our custom and speculative business, we are starting to find that not everyone wants “new” from the ground up. The industry has started to see an increasing demand for people who are buying older homes and doing a renovation rive sud to improve the functionality and value of the home. Similarly, we have seen people decide to upgrade parts of their home as opposed to buying something new as an upgrade. As a result, we wanted to show you a recent project where we completely gut renovated an existing brick colonial home that was built in 1951. The before and after shots really show the vision that our design and build team has when it comes to converting older homes to look like new homes, both functionally and aesthetically. Something as simple as a new peel and stick wallpaper could really make a difference to an old, tired-looking room if you’re looking to renovate a house yourself.

Before: 6 Pleasant Ridge Road Harrison NY

After: 6 Pleasant Ridge Road

As you can see from the before and after shots, we painted the entire house white and added gray shutters to give the house a more stately look. We also replaced the front door, windows, and balcony railings. While not as obvious, we removed some of the ornate molding around the columns that made the home look dated.

Before: Kitchen

After: Kitchen

The kitchen needed a complete makeover, both in terms of layout and finishes. We created an open concept layout with a large center island. We removed the outdated floor and put down hardwood. All of the cabinetry is Georgio Bespoke and is assembled on site. The countertops are a beautiful quartzite, which is the new sought after countertop material as it is more durable than a marble. Lastly, we replaced the appliances with all high end stainless steel and added two beautiful hanging pendants to replace the older fixture.

Before: Sunroom After: Sunroom

When most houses are built, sunroom contractors are often bought onto the project to create a calming and relaxing space for homeowners. This has been going on for several years which means some are slightly outdated and need to be freshened up like what has been done here. Another major renovation that was done to the house was ripping out all of the bathrooms and replacing the tile, showers, toilets, vanities, and hardware. Our team designed custom made vanities and selected tiles that were neutral and timeless, yet still have style.

If you are interested in doing a home renovation and would like to consult with our design and development team, call our office directly to schedule a free consultation.

If you would like more information regarding this home, which is currently on the market, feel free to reach out to Chelsea Georgio at cgeorgio@houlihanlawrence.com.

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