Hopeless Property into Income Property!

Hello Everyone, sorry again for my absence life has just gotten to be really busy and I cant seem to keep up.  However one of my projects has wrapped up.  A house that desperately needed a face lift.  This house was on the market for a while and just could not sell!  It finally did but the buyer who purchased it asked for my help on what we could do to this property without spending a fortune.

The layout of this house was really awkward, it didn’t really have a front door or back door more of like two side doors.  So with my new ipad in hand and ipad software Floor plans* that Jillian Harris uses from Love it or List it Vancouver, I was ready to rework this layout!

I drew out the floor plan of the house and added walls in, splitting it into two units to turn this awkward home into a proper functioning space and perhaps an income property!  By adding walls, tearing down walls and shifting things around I created a duplex floor plan.  Having two separate entrances for this home made perfect sense.

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Here are the before photos.

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Framing stage.. getting this house split into two for a duplex.  It was great seeing my drawings come to life!

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And the After’s… Fresh exterior paint and some basic landscaping.  Brand new tile and two kitchens for each unit and the second floor split with two nicely sized washrooms and bedrooms.

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Although this wasn’t really focusing on the decorating aspect of things.  This was really great experience for me and I truly enjoyed every stage from rough sketch to drawing the plans on my software.  Selecting finishes and materials that were low in cost yet still appealing to raise the value of this property.

Hope you enjoyed this transformation!

Lilly Cordeiro

Elle Cee Design


4 thoughts on “Hopeless Property into Income Property!

  1. Great transformation! What a great idea turning this into an income property, the awkwardly placed entrances seemed to beg for it. I didn’t know about the Floor Plan app for iPad, I’m going to have to check it out, thanks!

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