1930's makeover advice - More pics
odbsmb
May 26, 2013 in Design Dilemma
More pics...home has 5 bedrooms (really small vs today's standards). Also needs HVAC system and electrical upgrades...
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odbsmb
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May 26, 2013 at 3:53PM   
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odbsmb
More pics...
May 26, 2013 at 3:57PM   
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odbsmb
Main kitchen...
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colonialgp
Are you looking for ideas for decor or remodeling? If you don't need all five bedrooms, combine two of them. Guess it only has one bath. Kind of hard to tell without a floor plan. Looks like it has lots of potential, but I guess you've heard that already.

Keep that aqua built-in oven. Oh wow.
May 26, 2013 at 4:04PM     
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studio10001
If the original cabinets are in good shape, I'd try and keep those and the old linoleum counters, too. The dining room details are painted over, but pretty great, as well. Away with the carpeting, dropped ceilings, and the paneling in the red rug room - behind which you are going to find water damage-and the kitchen add-ons. Ditto tree at the roof line.You are going to be busy. Get info on the newer technology for AC,as there are contractors still trying to sell off the old (soon to be obsolete) inventory who are smarmy enough not to tell you why their bid is so great.The work needed in the red room is a good opportunity to rethink windows in keeping with the rest of the house, and good grade insulation. Hope you keep us posted as work progresses!
May 26, 2013 at 4:25PM   
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odbsmb
Thanks...where could I find examples of homes with similar slyle that are finished--for comparison?
May 26, 2013 at 4:52PM   
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studio10001
Google 1930 house for exterior examples, 1930 interior design for decor. There are restoration sites for period products,too, if you are interested in going whole hog.
May 26, 2013 at 5:03PM     
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odbsmb
Also, there are 3 bathrooms in the home...
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studio10001
Well, rub it in! *L*
May 26, 2013 at 5:08PM   
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decoenthusiaste
Any of those baths look like this?

May 26, 2013 at 5:13PM   
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odbsmb
lol - This one is going for about half of the other one I posted...but needs a bit more work...decisions...i like the style of this one more and I think it has more character...the other is needs less work and is walking distance from my parents vs 3 miles away here. Decisions, decisions...what would u do?
May 26, 2013 at 5:15PM   
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odbsmb
Decoenthusiaste - Yep! LOL!
May 26, 2013 at 5:15PM   
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studio10001
Just went to look at the other post, which is move-in ready w income potential?!If so, the choice is between buying an income vs. buying a job.
May 26, 2013 at 5:23PM   
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apple_pie_order
This is not a vacation home, this is a Project with a capital P. Roof, HVAC, lead paint, electrical, kitchen remodel, bathroom remodel, flooring, insulation, copper repipe, siding, gutters, landscaping.
May 26, 2013 at 5:27PM     
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