New Hope Community Development spent $65,000 to renovate this property for the new owner – a military veteran retiring after serving 20 years in the Army – eight of those years overseas, including two deployments to Iraq. He has a wife and young daughter, and many family members in the Southfield area. Unfortunately in this last year he lost his twin brother, also a military veteran, to cancer, and one of his beloved cousins to a rare infection. This home will offer the extended family a place to gather and support one another after being apart for so long.
Renovations were extensive and included a full kitchen makeover starting with removing a wall, and adding new cabinets, quartz countertops, fixtures and more. In the living areas, rotting subflooring was removed and replaced with engineered hardwoods or new carpeting, some interior walls were removed to open the spaces, all interior walls were repaired and freshly painted, and new baseboards and molding added. Both bathrooms were gutted and rebuilt, including adding new a new tub, vanity, tile and sinks. In addition, the community buyer remediated mold in the basement, installed new interior doors, replaced the furnace, and had the exterior of the home painted, along with the shutters to match. The garage was also cleaned out, patched and painted, and the basement floors replaced and walls repaired and painted.