Transformation Reveal – 1970’s Bungalow!

Transformation Reveal – 1970’s Bungalow!

Total Care. Incredible Results.

After 6 weeks of non-stop work, this dated bungalow was ready for it’s reveal!    This home underwent a total transformation in preparation for listing by our incredible Design & Client Care Manager – Parris McKenna.

It was loved for many years but it was time for our client’s family to move on. Having sold a home with The Richards Group before, he knew the potential for greater return if he let our team work it’s magic.  Our agent Cameron Levitt projected the outcome and it exceeded expectations.


The Numbers: 

Assessed value pre-transformation: $775,000

Approx. invested in renovation: $50,000

Sold for: $946,000

Additional return realized by client: $121,000

Agent: Cameron Levitt



The Scope:

Our in-house design team created a fresh vision for this home and took care of:

1. Design selections
2. Contractor quotes and negotiation
3. Sourcing finishes and materials
4. Project management from start to finish
5. Final wrap up and inspection
6. Full staging upon completion


Check out the full Before & After Gallery!

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Parris McKenna shares the journey of this home…

We had good luck during this renovation. We didn’t run into any big unforeseen issues that could have really impacted the budget. There were only two unexpected costs incurred: the replacement of the humidifier drain pipe (which required an HVAC specialist) and new cove moulding on the main and second floors. We decided to add new baseboards to the scope of work to give the upper floors a really clean, finished look, but because some of the lengths of the hardwood boards were slightly shorter, there was still a small gap between them and the baseboards. We decided on cove moulding, which has a nice concave curve and adds sophistication to the space.

We also ran completely on time, which was another bonus and is rarely the case for big projects. It helped having the winter holidays to get our ducks in a row – purchase all materials to have ready and onsite for the contractors’ start date, confirm trade schedules and remove all the contents from the home. The General Contractor on the job ran a tight ship and helped ensure we stayed on track for our end of February list date.
Key Takeaways:

1.  You can plan the finishes and materials down to a T before starting, but you’ll still end up returning things along the way and needing to pick new options. Be flexible!

3. Things will arise that you didn’t plan for. Allocate at least 10% of your budget to a contingency plan.

4. It helps to have a positive attitude. There are lots of phone calls and texts and meetings throughout the whole process, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Just remember – there’s a solution for every problem so don’t get overwhelmed.
That’s a wrap!! Stay tuned for more upcoming listing projects including a master ensuite gut and renovation, a kitchen renovation and more!