The farmhouse condo renovation
Dover, New Hampshire
I bought this townhouse-style condominium sight-unseen (the NH market was, and still is, crazyyy!) with the vision of a complete cosmetic transformation.
Built in the late 80's; pretty much everything was original inside... and the linoleum floors, beige walls, and dated cabinetry needed to go. The awkward downstairs layout with ultra-narrow living room was my biggest challenge.
As my first big solo residential project; I loved getting my hands dirty and tackling much of the work myself (I got to learn a lot, and buy a bunch of new tools in the process!). I also had help from friends & family, and hired a carpenter to open up a wall and install the cabinets.
After living there during the renovations, I then rented it out to a tenant for ~2 years, and finally turned it into an Airbnb rental in early 2021.
Entryway + Hall
It's amazing what trim, accent walls, & paint can do!
Open Concept Living Area
I conveniently used the old carpeting as a drop-cloth while painting and installing shiplap, then finally tore it out and installed LVT to complete the transformation.
This kitchen was as old as I was when I renovated it, and everything had to go, including the ridiculous solid wall between the kitchen and the living room (WHO approved these condo floor plans ?!)
The Upstairs Full Bathroom
I invested a bit more here in a nice new vanity and tiled floors, but found the countertop for $40 on FB Marketplace.