Sorry for the long delay in posting, but the renovation is finally done!  Woo hoo!  As soon as the apartments were ready, I quickly posted the available units online to try to get renters.  I had a flood of interest in the units, and applications to process, and showings of the apartments, and I just completely ran out of time to post.  More on that later, but finally, FINALLY, I have before and after photos for you all.

This post is going to be pretty light on content, but heavy on images, so brace yourself and I hope you have a good internet connection.  Even still, I had to split it into multiple posts to make the page sizes manageable.  Anyway, without further ado, here are the before and after renovation photos.

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Apartment A

This was the worst unit.  The tenants who lived here (remember the bully?) were absolutely filthy.  There were mice, cockroaches, and a general stench that was so bad that the boyfriend had to cover his nose and mouth while I changed the locks.  The deck outside the unit was thrashed, and they locked their dog out on the patio during the day, so it relieved itself on the deck on a daily basis.  There was also negative drainage toward the front door, where the threshold had deteriorated, letting water drain into the garage below.

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The railing was rotted out and wouldn’t have held up to a child leaning over it.  It had to be completely rebuilt.

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New windows, fresh paint, and CLEAN.

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New light fixtures with bright LED bulbs throughout.

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The kitchen cabinets had absorbed the awful smell, and more than a week after the tenants left, it still smelled awful, so we had to rip out the whole kitchen.

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The bathroom…well, just have a look.  Yuck.  New everything, except for the tub, which I had reglazed.

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Master bedroom with walk-in closet.  We scraped the ceilings in all of the units, added ceiling fans in all of the bedrooms, and with the new windows, paint, light switches, electrical outlets, interior six-panel doors and door hardware, now it really pops.

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Bedroom #2: new flooring, ceiling fan, etc.

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Click here for Renovation Photos: Part 2.

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