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WREC Women’s Real Estate Club

Bonus Space

In preparation for introducing the idea behind WREC, I visited a home today.  I’m not sure how many blog posts I will write about it (maybe two or three total).  This post is about what I found that the agent did not include with the listing.

The Agent's Photo

The Agent’s Photo

I love a house with a front porch

My Photo

My Photo

This one also has a screened back porch – love the screen door on back of house.

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This is what was missing from the listing

The Possibilities

The Possibilities

Let’s start by putting in a blue stone patio in front of the “two car detached garage”

Houzz - Bud Dietrich

Houzz – Bud Dietrich

How pretty to paint it yellow and trim it in robin’s egg blue and make it a play house for little girls

Sweet Colors

Sweet Colors – Houzz – Restyled Home

Houzz - Restyled Home

Houzz – Restyled Home

Houzz - Restyled Home

Houzz – Restyled Home

Or, someone can go the sophisticated route for the big girls

Houzz - Becky Harris

Houzz – Becky Harris

It is large enough for a study-indoor/outdoor dining room

Houzz - Rebekah Zaneoff

Houzz – Rebekah Zaneoff

A summer retreat

Summer Retreat

Summer Retreat

If someone has no imagination, they can always make it a potting shed

No Imagination Idea #1

No Imagination Idea #1

No Imagination Idea #2

No Imagination Idea #2

JUST IN CASE the detached two car garage is not structurally sound and needs to be torn down….

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Cabana Chic – ysvoice – Tumblr 

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Oh no! Santa - don't do it!

Oh no! Santa – don’t do it!

Best, Theresa

A Mid-Twentieth Century Girl Doing Business in a 21st Century World

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Scala Al Paradiso

Scala Al Paradiso translated from Italian is “it climbs to the paradise,” and that can be translated to Stairway to Heaven. I was inspired by the staircase in yesterday’s classic home to search out other amazing stairways.

Planitserver.com

Planitserver.com

This one is very interesting – it reminds me of a book I read to my kids – “The Spooky Old Tree.”

The Spooky Old Tree - Image Coloribus

The Spooky Old Tree – Image Coloribus

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The American Legacy – Tumblr

Victoriamag.com

Victoriamag.com

Houzz.com

Houzz.com

brunchatsaks.blogspot.com

brunchatsaks.blogspot.com

cocokelley.blogspot.com

cocokelley.blogspot.com

BHG

BHG

covetdujour.blogspot.com

covetdujour.blogspot.com

classicaladdiction.com

classicaladdiction.com

Georgian Design - Tumblr

Georgian Design – Tumblr

southshoredecorating.blog.com

southshoredecorating.blog.com

delightbydesign.blogspot.com

delightbydesign.blogspot.com

Gracie Swainson - Tumblr

Gracie Swainson – Tumblr

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plushpalate.blogspot.com

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Sara C Mills - Tumblr

Sara C Mills – Tumblr

AND THE WINNER IS

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There’s a lady who’s sure all that glitters is gold
And she’s buying a stairway to heaven.
When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed
With a word she cant get what she came for.
Ooh, ooh, and she’s buying a stairway to heaven.

Best, Theresa

A Mid-Twentieth Century Girl Doing Business in a Twenty-First Century World

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My Inspiration

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My Inspiration

I have been thinking a lot lately about making a real estate investment.  I have started to get a feel for what is on the market locally (South Jersey).   This house is so sad…..I would love to make it happy.

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I would love to make it look like this.  Source - housekaboddle.com

I would love to make it look like this. Source – housekaboddle.com

The enclosed porch

The enclosed porch

There’s not a lot of room to decorate the enclosed front porch, most especially with the heating thing that’s in the way.  But, how much room do you need to make a small space look beautiful?

Source – Tumblr – notmybeautifulhome

Let’s step inside…do you think ghastly is a good word?

What adjective would you use to describe the living room?

What adjective would you use to describe the living room

Where to begin?  I would start with changing the front door and ripping the paneling off.  I would hope that hardwood flooring would be the only thing lurking under the carpet.

A new front door.  Source - Authentic Home Blog

A new front door. Source – Authentic Home Blog

Oh!  A fireplace

Oh! A fireplace

I would definitely paint the fireplace white.

Source - Houzz - Dana Wolter

Source – Houzz – Dana Wolter

Source - Pinterest

Source – Pinterest

More paneling to remove

More paneling to remove

I like the blue and white combo for the dining room with the up-dated look of applied moulding on the bottom.

Benjamin Moore Stratton Blue.  Source - Apartment Therapy

Benjamin Moore Stratton Blue. Source – Apartment Therapy

Do I need to explain the kitchen?

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There’s plenty of room for this island

Source - nadafarmlife blog

Source – nadafarmlife blog

What about the bath?  Side note – pet peeve – toilet seats left up when agent takes pic and posts.

l50b4f343-m10oIf I want to keep pink as the inspiration color – I know I won’t be able to afford to do this.

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Source – Roxxn.wordpress.com

So….I can paint the walls gray to tone down the pink

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Source – askville.amazon.com

Are you surprised by the bedrooms?

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Source – babiniec-cafe.pl

Source - newlyweddiaries blog

Source – newlyweddiaries blog

And then this needs to be replaced

What is it?

What is it?

Much cuter!

Much cuter!

Best, Theresa

A Mid-Twentieth Girl Doing Business in a 21st Century World

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