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It Only Took 6 Months for a Pro House Flipper to Double This L.A

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It Only Took 6 Months for a Pro House Flipper to Double This L.A

Home’s Value In Renovator’s Notebook, homeowners open up about the nitty-gritty of their remodels: How long it really took; how much it actually cost; what went horribly wrong; and what went wonderfully, serendipitously, it’s-all-worth-it-in-the-end right. For more tips to nail your next project, follow @reno_notebook. The house stuck out like a sore thumb. In Los Angeles’s leafy Jefferson Park, where charming Craftsman homes line manicured streets, a sad gray new build sat on the market for months. But even so, Shanty Wijaya, founder of Allprace, a boutique real-estate, renovation, and development company, was immediately drawn to it.  Never mind that...

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Skip the Pricey Bathroom Remodel and Make These Easy Upgrades Instead

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Skip the Pricey Bathroom Remodel and Make These Easy Upgrades Instead

Sometimes, numbers are numbers. Sure, you might be yearning to start completely fresh in your bathroom, but the reality is, a complete bathroom remodel is expensive—in fact, a whopping 64-percent of people underestimate how much it really costs. But that doesn’t mean you have to live with a space you’ve grown tired of. There are plenty of ways you can upgrade without shelling out a ton of cash. A bit of paint can go a long way, and if tile is your problem area, there are a few solutions that don’t require you to totally replace it. These easy ideas...

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