I love when people love their apartment. These units were rented before they were even completed! Which means people did love them and scooped them right up! And today both units are scheduled for move ins. This project definitely ended up being way more involved than we planned but it does look amazing. For example...we did not plan on taking off the roof and completely removing 50% of the second floor. But with each new project we learn something new and use that to make the next project better. The process of tearing off and re-doing the roof actually wasn't that big of a deal (or so I hear) ...and we are planning to do this on a house around the corner. It'll be like we know what we're doing. Tearing the 2nd floor off...that actually was a pretty big deal. But so worth it! The layout and space is 1000 times better!
We tried out granite counter tops for the 1st time in one of the two second floor apartments. It looks great. We are going to compare the life of these counters verse the laminate we typically use. Which I do still love. (Typically we use the Calcutta Marble from Home Depot. We have a 2 other granite color options to install and try with our back splash and wall color, and then we will decide on the "DHB Kitchen". We try to stick with the same finishes to minimize the time we are spending making choices each time we add a unit, to stream line the process of turnover and to minimize the products we stock for repairs, replacements and touch ups. Though, I love this part and would do every unit different if I could...I know that would not make financial sense...blah, blah, blah.
Before Pictures of 2nd Floor Apartments:
"Raise the Roof"...literally!
The girls are helping us check in on the project. They earned a dollar for their work here.
In LOVE with the way these turned out! Great job Team!
I will keep you in suspense regarding the 1st floor. The deli across the street Deli Sandro's will be moving there this spring. The construction downstairs is in full swing and everyone is super excited to get that finished as this will enable the deli to add pizza and wings to their menu and offer seating for people to eat in!
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As soon as we pulled up we saw this pile of wood in the back of the parking lot. Yesterday we decided on pallet wood for part of the project at 1155 S Plymouth. It is perfect. So we head in to find out if they were selling it. We are waiting to hear back on pricing. Hopefully it comes together because it's just what we're looking for.
We walk in and see this butcher paper roll. This is literally on my vision board for the interior design for this project. Perfect. I must have it! It's part of their sign...not for sale...blah...blah...blah...
The owner thinks his wife might have another one. My hopes are back up. She's already sold it. Damn it.
Joe went down stairs to find shutters that were the right size and I wandered around looking for some other pieces for the interior of 1155 S Plymouth Ave and I captured some items that I thought were amazing. If you are feeling like taking on a project...ie channeling your inner Joanna/Chip Gaines...or you have a place in your house that is missing some character...head over and pick up one of these items!
I love boxes. I feel like I can put them everywhere...the table in the foyer for mail...or all the crap, I mean stuff...i mean artwork that comes home in my kids folders, next to the chair in the living room with magazines, in the kitchen by the sink for soap and a sponge, in the bathroom for some wash cloths. That big thing with the drawers. Is that a card catalog?? Well, it's a amazing and would be perfect in a living room with a little clean up. Those pieces of molding would be perfect on a book shelf as book ends, or just as a stand alone piece.
It goes without saying...I need this! But don't we all...LOL.
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It sat vacant and abandoned for years. We worked around it. Buying and renovating the houses and buildings up and down the street. But we knew to make a real change, we had to have that property! There are 2 residential apartments upstairs, which was a no brainer. We could handle those. The first floor commercial space and the exterior? Those were going to be a challenge. The commercial enterprise in this space and the visual impact has the potential for a big impact.
There was a lot of work to do. This place was ugly!
After a lot of demo...a full paint job...and re-paint. Which I can't believe Joe approved me changing a full body paint. We operate on pretty tight budgets. I come up with ideas and designs...and Joe figures out how to make it work usually with creative cost saving fixes. So when I suggested the paint job was not going to work...I was not expecting to get the okay on that one...But I did. And 2 colors no less.
We are finally getting close. We are getting to the final exterior touches and inside...We are really excited about what's happening in there. The design and concept is not ready to be revealed, but stay tuned because I think you are going to love it as much as we do!
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