Condo Renovation

Stretching your Renovation Pennies, Part 2: Local Bargains and Learning to Haggle

By Jon Anderson / July 24, 2015 / 4 Comments

On Wednesday I wrote about how you can use the internet to find some bargains. Today we’ll go native and shop local. Scrounging for Gold I do enjoy the vignettes on display in retailer showrooms to give me ideas, but for appliances, I’m more interested in the back room. “Open box,” “scratch and dent,” and […]

Read More

Stretching your Renovation Pennies: Sometimes Great Deals Are a Click Away

By Jon Anderson / July 22, 2015 / 2 Comments

  Has slobbering over all the house porn on CandysDirt.com gotten you fired up to redo your bathroom or kitchen? Do you swoon for Gaggenau clutching a Hotpoint purse? I know I sure do, so what’s a boy or girl to do? Read on of course, read on…

Read More

Oh, Those Views! Renovated Warrington Condo Has Glam Interiors by Douglas Bradford

By Joanna England / July 9, 2015 / 0 Comments

Personally, this story just amazes me. Designer Douglas Bradford bought this 9th-floor unit inside the Warrington just last year. While the interiors were dated and the rooms closed-off, Bradford saw the potential in the size of the unit and the amazing views offered by the three over-sized terraces. And now Ebby Halliday Realtor Dennis Hammett […]

Read More

Why Has This Lovely Oak Lawn Townhome Been on the Market 160 Days?

By Leah Shafer / April 23, 2015 / 8 Comments

These days, it’s pretty common to spot a great listing and watch it go under contract faster than you can say, “Jeeves, fetch me a Realtor!” So when I spot an Oak Lawn townhome like the one at 3316 Hawthorne Ave. #3316, which has been on the market for 160 days, I have to scratch […]

Read More

Renovating in a Highrise, Part 2: How and When to use Architects and Designers

By Jon Anderson / March 16, 2015 / 4 Comments

By Jon Anderson Special Contributor Armed with the renovation application, ideas, and sketches it’s probably time to find an architect, a designer, and a contractor.

Read More