Here are the before-and-after photos of a full kitchen remodel:
Island counter top is 92″ x 39″:
Estimated cost breakdown:
Brushed quartzite and granite countertops: $4,000
Wolf and Sub-Zero Appliances: $16,000
Stainless steel farm-sink faucet, handles, lighting and fixtures: $3,000
Tile, flooring materials, miscellaneous materials: $2,000
All construction labor and materials, including electric; plumbing: $20,000
Fudge factor: $2,000
Cabinets: Inset New Ashford door style, island paint: Melange Green, Sherwin-Williams; cabinet paint: Dover White, Sherwin-Williams; island countertops: brushed quartzite in Super White; main countertops: Brushed Steel Grey granite; range, hood, microwave: Wolf; refrigerator: Sub-Zero; sink: Artisan Chef Pro Stainless Steel Apron Sink; cup pulls and knobs: brushed nickel.
Watch the whole project start-to-finish in this 3:31-minute video!
This had been on the MLS for less than 24 hours when I went by around lunchtime today, and people were already all over it. Compared to the rest of the recent offerings around La Jolla, it looks like a deal:
Some buyers are so flush that they pay $1.2 and start over – the second half of this video shows the view potential from the initial visit almost two years ago, and a snippet of Jim the Realtor being recognized on the job:
Once you accept that every house needs at least $25,000 of repairs and improvements, select the house with a premium location and minimal expenses. ProfHoff and her husband Tom took four years to find the right house, so shopping hard for another six months to pay the right price, for the right upgrades, was nothing:
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