Renovating Foreclosure & Short Sale Homes
This is a Capri in Village Walk of Bonita Springs, Florida. Like many production homes in gated or deed restricted communities, the homes are very similar. The homes in Village Walk are nearly identical and when they were first contracted for sale they offered few choices in options or upgrades.
There were only about a dozen upgrades in Village Walk product and some of those were basic. The room comes with carpet, to upgrade to tile is (for example) $6,500. Do you choose light beige or dark beige?
Investors who were speculating on the real estate market sometimes didn’t choose any upgrades. They bought cheap with the intention of selling high and letting someone else worry about their kids running across carpet dripping from the swimming pool. A year or two down the road this same real estate is back on the market. A good portion of these properties were formerly tenant occupied so they’re sporting worn carpet which has seen better days.
With more than five years passing the tile has become discontinued and the option of running the identical tile through the main [formerly carpeted] part of the home is no longer an option. Close enough counts with horse shoes and a few tiling options.
The picture above is actually resale real estate that had carpet right where that futon is sitting. The existing tile was out of production so a near color match was located and integrated by using a small border to break up the joint. It’s nearly impossible to see.
I had a chance to tour this Capri at Village Walk shortly after it closed sale and the renovation was complete. It was a really impressive application of corrective tile. Below is a close up version of the border and replacement tiles.
In case you happen to be looking for a flooring remedy or a remodel contractor, the contractor who renovated this home and completed the flooring rehab was Spolar Enterprises, Inc. - 239-287-5497. Besides being a licensed and insured general contactor, they offer home services, home watch, etc. www.SpolarEnterprises.com is their webpage.
This home owner was thrilled with the results and would be happy to provide a reference upon request.