What’s behind the recent real estate boom in real estate is the "redo." Ten years ago, it was just investors who would do a fluff and flip but fast forward to today, and it’s the homeowners who are doing the fluff and stay. All HGTV’s top shows have one thing in common: they’re about remodeling/redoing homes and not just a fluff but a complete overhaul. People have become comfortable redoing homes after watching a few episodes on HGTV. They have the vision and see the instant equity.
We have a couple of things to thank for that, HGTV, Chip and Joanne, Flip or Flop, Property Brothers. It's all about redoing. It takes less time, and you get instant gratification. Fluff and Flip or Flip and Sell, the list goes on and on, and with lot values going up and up, remodeling is the trend.
I love, love, love the new renovation trends we’re seeing now—a whole new look. I've picked some of the best redo's that I have seen.
418 THAMER CIRCLE
SHELLY AND TODD BARNETT
The power couple of redo’s is Shelly and Todd Barnett. They are pros at transforming homes. The home they did on Thamer Circle is unrecognizable! They were even able to repurpose some of the redwood exterior to create shiplap walls in the new upstairs game room. In exchange for the wood, they used slurried brick for the exterior and put in new windows. In addition to adding square footage to the home, they moved the master bedroom to help reconfigure the home for modern living. This was quite the major overhaul, but as you can see from the pictures, the results were more than worth it!
SHELLY AND TODD BARNETT
The redo power couple did 11314 Claymore. When Shelly saw this home, she immediately knew it had great potential with the large rooms and a beautiful setting! They removed the entry spiral staircase to showcase the magnificent view of the backyard. The living room had high vaulted ceilings with an echo perfect for your family yodeling sessions! Lowering the ceiling by adding steel beams made the space feel more intimate and family-oriented. The lowering of the ceiling also allowed for a second-floor playroom. Shelly and Todd are the master plastic surgeons of remodels!
Another great redo is 48 Stillforest - This was done by Talbot Cooley, who is one of my favorite designers. Located on a quiet lane and what a perfect setting. Complete with new steel doors from Chateau Domingue, limestone surround, gas lanterns, slurried brick and this is one of the best redos and instant equity builders. Talbot changed/updated the entryway to be with modern, clean lines. Homes are like books: they are judged by their covers, and I can assure you, you will increase the value of your home by doing a renovation like this.
11637 GREEN OAKS
This red brick façade Georgian style home was transformed by Chandos Dodson. The most obvious change is the slurried brick. The pitch of the front door area was taken out and squared off, giving this home a timeless look while a steel front door by Chateau Domingue lends clean lines and a modern touch.
YOU GOTTA LOVE A GUY IN A TOOL BELT
Homeowner John always has his tool belt on and was very involved in the remodeling project. It’s always entertaining to see these macho guys sending you links to pictures that they found on Pinterest.
11402 QUAIL HOLLOW
This Tex-Mex meets Santa Barbara redo is located on Quail Hollow, and was done by Martha Bute. The amazing yard was being drowned out by the harsh yellow paint and the antique Italian roof wasn’t noticeable with the heavy stone front. A fresh coat of white paint softened the overall look of the home and really let the yard stand out. What vision!!
A few other great redos worth driving by and getting inspiration are:
555 Three Corners - a second story was added to this home
811 Creekwood - the dated front porch was removed, and the brick slurried.