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Sell This House Extreme: 3 Day Blinds- Redondo Beach

Redondo Beach is a beautiful beach city in Los Angeles where the weather is warm and cost of living is high.  Money Magazine ranks communities in the area as some of the most expensive and desired places to live in the U.S.

Redondo Beach has a competitive real estate market with many beautiful, ‘ready to move in homes’ to choose from. One can imagine, the Kaufman’s unfinished remodel is not something buyers are looking for. With three children off to college, the family needs to downsize and help their children out with paying for their education. In order to do this, the Kaufman’s are going to need the help of the Sell This House Extreme cast to transform their desperate home into a desired beach bungalow.

Sell This House Extreme Living Room beforeSell This House Extreme: Living Room- Before

Walking into this living room, you immediately realize there is no consistency with regard to style and color. A chartreuse painted wall, sits next to a tacky looking tiled fireplace that faces oversized and unattractive brown couches and a wall of eclectic art. Because this room has, so much going on it appears to be cluttered and overwhelming.

Sell This House Extreme Living RoomSell This House Extreme Family Room

Sell This House Extreme: Living Room- After

When Designer Daniel Kucan stated he was putting wood paneling on the walls of the living room, homeowners Michelle and Abram were seriously questioning his expertise. The Kaufman’s were not the only ones skeptical of Daniels direction, the thought of wood paneling on walls has most people thinking of dated, 60’s home décor. However, this wall looks amazing, the horizontal flanks of wood creates more depth making the room appear larger.

To add the finishing touches to this room, Design Consultant Helane Kramer gave Daniel Kucan her expert opinion on what draperies to select to pull this rooms look together. Helane selected Draperies in Annalies Blues to complement the beige, powder blue and navy color scheme of this room.

Sell This House Extreme Kitchen before

Sell This House Extreme: Kitchen- Before

There are two major eyesores in this kitchen. First off, cooking is supposed to be a fun and relaxing activity but not in this small and cramped kitchen. Designer Daniel Kucan wants Builder Charlie Franttini to do what he does best and knock down a wall to open this kitchen up.  Daniel comments on the kitchens original state, “this must be changed, with this kitchen there is nothing we can do to give the illusion that it’s a larger space, it’s just too small and we have to open it up and make it more functional.”

Sell This House Extreme Kitchen

 Sell This House Extreme: Kitchen- After

It is hard to believe that this is the same kitchen! Removing half of the wall and creating a bar is the perfect solution to opening the space up and gaining more counter space. The creative cast of Sell This House Extreme used 3 Day Blinds Madagascar River fabric to reupholster bar stools, complementing the powder blue cabinets. As for the windows, 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant Helane suggested Daniel use Cape Cod Alpine White Woven Wood Shades that add textual interest to the space.

Sell This  House Extreme Sitting Room

 Sell This House Extreme: Sitting Room- Before

Multifunctional spaces are great, when done correctly. Unfortunately, the Kaufman’s are among many homeowners who do not achieve this. Michelle describes this room as a office, a family room, and a dining room, all in one. To me this room looks more like a storage bin that has all been unloaded in one room.

Sell This House Extreme Sitting Room

 Sell This House Extreme Dining Room afterSell This House Extreme: Dining/ Sitting Room- After

Designer Daniel Kucan wanted to keep this room simple, he added a new powder blue kitchen table, small couch and wooden cabinet. Continuing with the color scheme of the home,  Draperies in Annalies Blues were added to the windows. These draperies achieve a lot in this space, they are the perfect pop of color and actually are the focal point of this room. 3 Day Blinds Design Consultant Helane Kramer, and Designer Daniel Kucan, chose to use Cape Cod Alpine White Woven Wood Shades on these windows. Woven Woods are not only aesthetically attractive window treatments, but provide the right amount of light control and privacy for this room.

Sell This House Extreme 3 day Blinds

Photograph: Michelle Kaufman (home owner), Daniel Kucan (Designer), Helane Kramer (3 Day Blinds Design Consultant)

Once again, the Sell This House Extreme and 3 Day Blinds team was able to pull off a truly amazing transformation. The Kaufman’s were so pleased with how the home turned out! They are looking forward to selling their home and assisting their children financially in college.

Be sure to tune in this Saturday, May 11, 10a/9C for the next extreme home makeover in Atlanta, Georgia. This home hasn’t been updated for over 50 years, and desperately needs to be brought into the 21st century!

 

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