February 26, 2010
Twelve Months Later A Spruced Up Twenty-One Farnum Returns
It’s not apples to apples as the kitchen has been spruced up (after above, before below), the impact of which we’d probably overlook in and of itself in terms of apples, but the bathrooms have also been remodeled (and paint applied outside and throughout).
First Published: February 26, 2010 10:45 AM
Comments from "Plugged In" Readers
Kitchen spruce up looks to me like they painted the existing cabinets and put a new backsplash in. Not too much to write home about there.
Posted by: R at February 26, 2010 10:56 AM
R, don't overlook the new cabinet hardware, too. You have to admit, though... these little things do make the kitchen look much nicer.
Posted by: gmlight at February 26, 2010 11:08 AM
good grief, that kitchen is still one piece of crap..Notice the cheap exposed cabinet hinges and the ultra cheap Home Depot cabinets. What a rip off.
Posted by: noearch at February 26, 2010 11:09 AM
How easy is it to get the oak grain out of the wood without refacing the cabinets?
Posted by: tipster at February 26, 2010 11:12 AM
Man.........you people are so critical and hard to please !
Seriously, where can you find a remodeled 3/2 with parking in a single family home that is 1 block away from Noe Valley,..2 steps from Walter Hass park and great for kids and shopping nearby for $799k ? Glenn Park is a nice hood....
Posted by: radar at February 26, 2010 11:42 AM
"Seriously, where can you find a remodeled 3/2 ...[feature list omitted]... for $799k ?"
In 2009, where it was $50K cheaper and in a higher priced market. There's no reason for this to cost more in the current 2010 market. Very little was invested in the renovations.
I'm curious about the timing between the sales here though. Too short to be a normal end-user buyer's hold. Far too long for a superficial flip.
Posted by: The Milkshake of Despair at February 26, 2010 12:16 PM
Give them some credit. The took the kitchen from fugly to just ugly. That's got to be worth something.
Posted by: deshard at February 26, 2010 12:28 PM
You guys are just brutal. You folks better all have gorgeous looking kitchens where you live...
Posted by: Outsider at February 26, 2010 1:07 PM
ah..it's Glen Park..not Glenn.......just so ya know.
Posted by: noearch at February 26, 2010 1:17 PM
You guys are so brutal. Just hope you all have a gorgeous kitchen where you live...
Posted by: Outsider at February 26, 2010 1:28 PM
You miss the point Outsider, it is whether such a nominal kitchen update warrants a $50k price bump for the property. Even setting aside my personal taste preferences, it still doesn't seem to be any real value add there.
maybe the paint job??
Posted by: Geo at February 26, 2010 2:10 PM
Looks like someone used a wide-angle in the "after" photo. If this is a spruce, it must be an Engelmann Spruce rather than a Sitka Spruce. They really could have done something better than this crappy paint job.
Posted by: Anon E. Mouse at February 26, 2010 2:26 PM
^^ Also the baths. The one there is a picture of is pretty nice. A quality whole house exterior paint job costs what, $15K - $20K? Don't think this was intended as a cosmetic flip. The "move out" expenses will wipe out all the improvement costs they have experienced.
Posted by: OneEyedMan at February 26, 2010 2:28 PM
i know.. nothing can taste good coming from a kitchen with cheap exposed cabinet hinges.. for sure... yeah
Posted by: mac at February 26, 2010 5:41 PM