Posts Tagged ‘remodel’

Property Snakes and Ladders

June 11, 2009

Property Ladder - home renovation

I’ve been a fan of Sarah Beeny since I first watched Property Ladder (UK version), so was delighted to see it back on tv under its now more appropriate name Property Snakes and Ladders.

The show follows first-time property developers as they purchase a house and renovate it with the intention of  selling for profit while Sarah Beeny’s expert advice is often ignored. In a way the show is more interesting this year as the amateur developers need a true talent for developing since silly mistakes made will not be compensated by a rising property market.

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California Living

March 13, 2009
North face of house before the remodel

North face of house before the remodel

North Face of house after remodel

North Face of house after remodel

As I was browsing through Design Sponge, Jeremy Levine’s remodel of his Californian home caught my eye. Turning his 400sq.ft home into a much bigger 1100sq.ft, his living space looks light and spacious as opposed to dark and pokey.

Jeremy Levine himself is an architect having graduated from the Southern Institute of Architecture. He opened Jeremy Levine Design in 2002 where you can catch more photos of the remodel.

Even though this house looks very Californian, I do wish we could see more unique homes in Dublin such as these.

Fireplace before renovation

Fireplace before renovation

Fireplace after renovation

Fireplace after renovation

A view of the open-plan kitchen

A view of the open-plan kitchen

A large study area

A large study area