An average Littleton, Colorado home…a not-so-average Sputnik Chandelier. The chrome central orb. The clear cube knobs. The silver spiral tendrils… What? This Littleton home was the epitome of suburban Jefferson County bliss, and then came this most unusual upgrade.
Lighting is such an integral part of a home. Lighting can induce feelings of comfort, excitement, architectural eloquence, and showcase one’s art. OR, it can cause a ruckus. When choosing a fixture for one’s home, it is of utmost import to think of the HOME – first. While this piece of electrical art might have a place…somewhere…it does not have a place in a 1980′s suburban Littleton, Colorado two story home that also boasts Tuscan faux-finished walls, a cabin-like wood burning stove, and natural-finished oak kitchen cabinetry. Buyers, sellers, clients and friends, I have a duty to inform you…it costs EXTRA money to create this look. It definitely IS an upgrade, but please…just say, “NO.” The swoon pauses today.
Thank you C & B for this most excellent image. Why didn’t we write an offer?
Oh, my friends…it is true. There is such a thing as the INHOUSE OUTHOUSE. This very rare specimen of Real Estate Upgrade is like no other. Have you ever been camping at a campground? If so, you may have had the pleasure of using an outhouse. Have you pulled over at a reststop along the highway during a roadtrip? If so, you may have had the pleasure of using an outhouse. For many of you, I would assume the outhouse is something you would agree should be left outside. For others, it sparks such a unique and enjoyable experience, you can do nothing else but desire to bring it indoors – inside your home. The INHOUSE OUTHOUSE is not something that can be easily replicated. It takes skill. It takes craftmanship. It takes IMAGINATION! AND SO, I present the most magnificent Denver, Colorado Inhouse Outhouse EVER…
This one-of-a-kind Inhouse Outhouse was recently discovered in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Northwest Denver, Colorado. It boasts a unique design of custom, knotty pine paneling with a natural finish. Although knotty pine is not typically known as a hardwood, it has a rustic appeal that can withstand all the trials and tribulations that an Inhouse Outhouse must endure. Notice the toilet paper roll holder…one can immediately differentiate the Inhouse Outhouse holder by it’s residential appeal. A typical Outhouse has a commercial toilet paper roll holder - but not in an Inhouse Outhouse. “AND…what is the cherry on top,” you ask? None other than the exposed sewage pipe, directing the flush from above. You wouldn’t want to hide that! This lovely specimen was discovered in the basement of a Sunnyside rental home. The question is…when my clients close, will they choose to preserve this rare upgrade or demo it? Don’t be fooled, it costs money to make this look happen…IT’S AN UPGRADE! And, I swoon…
So you are walking through ANOTHER house you hope to call your own – in search of “The One”, “The Only”, true home of your dreams. What do you find? AN UPGRADE! Now you may not think it’s an upgrade at first, sometimes those upgrades can be hard to pinpoint. BUT, don’t be fooled! It definitely is. There are many changes homeowners make to their properties that may seem like a downgrade, but they cost money. Spending money is upgrading, BUT does it add value to the home? Sometimes the beauty and the value is in the eyes of the beholder.
If you have ever been out house hunting with me before, you will know that I LOVE to discover upgrades. And I am not shy about pointing them out for you. I will swoon when I discover an outstanding upgrade that is so original, so unique, and so rare to come across, it simply boggles the mind. Come house hunting with me, and you will see! Welcome my friends to the 1st ever edition of “DON’T BE FOOLED, IT’S AN UPGRADE!” Thank you Caitlin & Bryce for contributing this photo from our weekend showings.
In lieu of installing a tile backsplash, some homeowners elect to use sticky drawer liner. It adheres well to the wall, and is a very cost effective solution. This particular homeowner selected a liner with a wood finish. This lovely faux wood backsplash was found in Lakewood, Colorado. Don’t be fooled, it costs money to make this look happen…IT’S AN UPGRADE!