My clients bought this dated salt spring home a month ago and are upgrading it. The home was built in 1996 and is structurally 100% perfect. It seams as if the original owner skimped on the finishing. The main up grade Alex Denny (salt spring master carpenter) will be doing for the owners is re-finishing the oak hardwood floors.
The second biggest part of this up grade will be painting the 4400sq ft of wall space.
The overall effect of this (approx 30-40K) face lift will be the owner will have a modern updated home. The money they spend will be an investment they can use. They were fortunate to buy a home that needed some work and bought at what I would consider below market price. They bucked the trend and bought one of the homes that fall in the 90% group of Salt Spring homes that need work.
This seems to be the best spot to look for deals. With 90% of the buyers clamouring over 10% of the Salt Spring homes that are in mint shape it pays to look at the Salt Spring homes are structurally perfect but just need a face-lift. Salt Spring home construction and or renos don’t have to be complicated if you have a good structure to start with it can be really easy and rewarding.
The Face lift on the floors;
Final Video of the finished Salt Spring home;