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OK, for all you home sale gurus out there.

I have a client in West Orange NJ. The home is about 90 years old. We did extensive cleaning and repairs last year about this time for them to put house on market. Spent about two months time re-piping the old galvanized and leaking pipes. Rewired lots of old knob and tube, redid a third floor bathroom with claw foot tub that had not been used for over 40 years etc.
The house is still on market. Pricing on the house is reasonable for the area, but they have had no offers in the past six months on it.
The primary feed back was the master bath, which is really a jack-n-Jill type of bath that adjoins the largest bedroom on 2nd floor. Its pink with white fixtures. And its turning off people.
The 2nd issue was the kitchen area. It has older dark wood cabinets but good quality ones, high end stove, dishwasher hood and fridge, but has old brick style white tile floors and counters are dated.
Client wants to do something in these areas to improve them.
They thought about tearing out
  • Woodbridge Environmental Tiptophouse.com

    Yes on an occasion. Getting re-purposed materials can be a bit of a challenge however. What you would want to do is to find companies that do whole house renovations and or people who are going to have those types of renovations performed. Perhaps

  • Mary O'Brien Henderson

    Thank you for the ideas! I greatly appreciate it! I have a contractor / friend I will call. Craigslist is a great source...

  • S137
    S137 Clarksburg, MD

    I love pink bathrooms. There is a movement to save them! Check out http://savethepinkbathrooms.com/ and see if you can find a way to paint or accessorize to make it pretty. Retro Renovation is another good inspiration:

  • Bordeaux Construction Services
    Bordeaux Construction... Virginia Beach, VA

    Regalze the tile bathroom choice of colors add 1 row of decorative mosaic tiles go to lowes or HD. IN the kitchen Add a tile backsplash and add lights under the cabinets hard wire in to the receptacles so you sont see wires hanging down. When the

    • Andrea S
      Andrea S Canada

      @Bordeaux Construction Services Yes, all that. That pink will never come back in style.

  • Jeanette S
    Jeanette S Atlanta, GA

    What a great solution. Owner did not want to do the changes needed so got a price from a great company! Love it!