Some of my favorite home makeovers are of smaller ones like this Cape Cod-style house in Seattle because they have to get creative about making the limited amount of space work–and it’s usually on a tight budget. So when readers Brian and Kerri sent me photos of the work they’ve done on theirs, I was impressed.
That’s how the house looked when they started work on it (above). Here’s how it looks now:
Here’s how the tiny kitchen looked before:
And after they opened it up:
Now it’s lighter and brighter and has more counter space.
Believe it or not, there are 5 small bedrooms in this house.
And two bathrooms. Here’s one of them that they updated:
The basement before:
And now that it’s been turned into a bright and usable space for their kids:
The backyard and deck before:
And after they got it all spiffed up:
They bought the house for $434,000 and just sold it for $600,000, so they feel like all the work they put into it paid off. Many thanks to Brian and Kerri for sharing it with us!