TOWNHOME WHOLE HOUSE
Whole-house Townhome Remodel in Raleigh, NC
Jesse had inherited his townhome, and had lived there for several years. His career took him to another state, and the home was unoccupied for over a year. He decided that he would not return to Raleigh and that it was time to sell.
The 1975 home still had the original kitchen and baths, and was in need of general repair and new flooring. The HVAC system, water heater, and washer and dryer had been replaced as they aged and became non-functional, and the exterior had been maintained by the Home Owner’s Association. Jesse wanted to update the home and have it sell as quickly as possible, so we got to work determining what the best use of the budget would be to accomplish this goal.
We focused on updating the major interior design elements that would provide the most enjoyment, durability, and energy efficiency for the new homeowners.
We started with completely gutting the Kitchen and reconfiguring it by moving the refrigerator into the laundry area, and stacked the washer and dryer to save space. We replaced all of the old vinyl cabinets with durable natural wood cabinetry, and added granite counter tops and a stainless steel sink. We also removed the ceiling-hung cabinets over the counter peninsula to open up the Kitchen and bring in more light and facilitate better flow and interaction, and added a floor-to-ceiling Pantry Closet to make up for the lost storage space. All of the Kitchen appliances were replaced with new energy efficient models.
We next gutted the downstairs Powder Bath and replaced the vinyl vanity with matching cabinetry with the kitchen, and replaced the toilet (as well as all other toilets in the home) with an EPA WaterSense rated low-flow toilets. We removed the wallpaper and finished the walls smooth, replaced the lighting and mirror, and removed the carpet and installed a porcelain tile floor.
The second floor 2nd Bedroom had been left open to the Great Room with a balcony and accordion door for privacy, but it left the room open to all of the noise from the Great Room and Kitchen. In order to make the room function as a private bedroom, we removed the balcony and installed a full wall in its place.
Replacing all of the flooring was also at the top of the list, as was general repair on the walls and new paint throughout. We installed natural oak flooring in the Great Room and porcelain tile in the entry foyer. The seals on several of the exterior windows and the Master Bedroom sliding door had been compromised and needed to be replaced, as well as several interior doors and repair of all the louvered closet doors. The two upstairs Baths were functionally sound and the tile was in good shape. We replaced the toilets with EPA WaterSense rated low-flow toilets, and painted the vanities with a brighter color palette.
The end result was bright, open, and comfortable updated home ready for its new occupants.
- Durable and handsome natural wood cabinetry.
- Granite Kitchen and Powder countertops.
- Stainless Kitchen appliances and white refrigerator.
- Stainless Kitchen sink and brushed nickel faucets.
- Brushed Nickel cabinetry and door hardware.
- Low-flow EPA WaterSense rated toilets.
- Light and bright natural hardwood flooring.
- Porcelain tile and luxury vinyl flooring.
- New carpet.
- Private 2nd Bedroom.
- Light and bright No-VOC paints and finishes.
Energy Efficient and Green Features
- Energy efficient EPA Energy Star appliances.
- EPA WaterSense rated low-flow toilets.
- Energy efficient EPA Energy Star windows and door.
- Durable No-VOC cabinetry.
- Durable porcelain tile flooring.
- Low-flow faucets.
- Energy efficient CFL lighting throughout.
- No-VOC paints and finishes.