The owner inherited this Berkeley bungalow from his father in 2015 and decided to do an extensive remodel and put it back on the market.
The bungalow was typical of many of the homes that were built in the Berkeley/Oakland neighborhoods that date back to the ‘20s and ‘30s—small rooms and closets and limited counter space.
We transformed the dated bungalow into an energy-efficient, bright, modern home. Because the owner was going to flip the house, he could have minimized his construction costs with inexpensive solutions. Instead, he chose enhancements that truly added value and made this home attractive to today’s energy-conscious buyers. We installed insulation, LED lighting and dual-pane windows throughout the home. The owner also chose quality appliances, marble countertops and refinished the hardwood floors. The addition of 220 sq.ft. helped make this traditional Berkeley bungalow more attractive to potential buyers. To no one’s surprise, it was quickly snatched off the market.