Buying your first home is a huge undertaking, especially when you enter into the sale knowing that there are renovations in your future. Portland’s aggressive development over the past years has left certain parts of town with a wealth of contemporary condos, while other neighborhoods struggle to move condos with decidedly more retro sensibilities. However, there are a few renovations first time buyers can perform on those dated condos that can breathe new life into them. Consider these three simple renovations to get started:
Fresh Paint Jobs
A fresh coat of paint can transform a room and when creative methods are employed, all the better. This season, look for rich jewel tones, cool, icy neutrals, and natural, woody tones that work well open floor plans.
New (Or Vintage) Hardware
Brass doorknobs, decorative faucets, and footed bathtubs are all clever ways to add value to your home while showing off your impeccable tastes. Portland’s Rebuild-It Center and SCRAP are both great resources for lost cost, high-quality renovation materials.
Splurge on Windows
Common vertical blinds have a surprisingly short lifespan, Instead, opt for Roman shades, cellular shades, or plantation shutters. Each of these treatments will complement your space without overwhelming it.
Stonebridge Mortgage Group can help you with your Real Estate Loans and other mortgage solutions, both residential and commercial. We serve the greater Portland area and are located in Gresham, Oregon. Call us today at 503.661.5580.