Looking for a brand new home in South California but can’t afford it? Actually, nowadays more investment value is put on old houses. The main reason for this is that a timeworn, neglected home is generally cheaper and more customizable. It allows you a chance to get a house that is much more luxurious than you could otherwise afford like what designer Emily Kovner and her client Lynda Taylor have done recently according to an article from LA Times online:
Many homeowners like to share their impressive before-and-after stories. Like how they transformed a shabby den into a spiffy new entertainment center or turned a dated kitchen into something refreshingly new. But designer Emily Kovner and her client Lynda Taylor have forever put such jobs to shame, creating a lovely, light-filled home in Venice out of a devastated, utterly neglected one. Taylor likened it to a “flophouse,” and that’s generous.
She bought the weed-infested residence in 2009 for $535,000. At the time, the neighborhood eyesore was the cheapest property in Venice. Her “before” snapshots of the space, on Glyndon Avenue near the eastern edge of the community, are difficult to look at, showing dull-eyed people lying on filthy mattresses, huge holes in the floors and walls, boarded-up windows and filth everywhere.
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. The designer was able to turn the neighborhood eyesore into a gem. With this success story, the option of buying an old house anywhere in South California is open but this can work only if you partner with a reliable contractor. For doors and vinyl windows in Orange County CA, the best one to contact is Renewal by Andersen.
We offer the toughest window material in the market today called Fibrex. This revolutionary composite material is so durable we can guarantee that your windows will never turn back to being an eyesore. Furthermore, putting vinyl windows in your Orange County home renovation means that you can only choose between two (vinyl windows are typically limited to white and tan) colors, unlike Fibrex that is available in eight beautiful colors and can be custom painted. So for your home renovation projects, just contact us and we’ll give you a free estimate; call Renewal by Andersen today!
(Article Excerpt from From ‘flophouse’ to fabulous in Venice, www.latimes.com, June 7, 2014)