Riverside Home Renovation

Welcome the beginning Stages of the Riverside Home Renovation Project

Here you are going to see before photo’s of the Riverside Home Renovation Project. This home located in Lisbon, New Hampshire is situated on a dead end street and sits up on a hill overlooking the Ammonoosuc River.

The property was recently purchased by some investors I work with who’s goal isn’t just to flip houses, but also to provide good quality homes in the median price range making them affordable. All renovations are being completed by Spooner’s Home Improvement Services

Over the next few months, with help from my clients, I’m going to document the changes as they happen and welcome you to come back often to view updates and progress.

About the property

Some information about the property. This Modified Cape (according to town records) was built in 1925 and offers 3 bedrooms, 1 & 3/4 bathrooms, eat-in kitchen, living room and laundry room, other features include an enclosed porch, attached shed and paved driveway. The location offers a comfortable corner lot with room for play, ample opportunities for flower gardens and the 0.30 acre parcel includes approximately 70’ of frontage along the river.


The Kitchen

The kitchen currently offers room for dining in with a large picture window, tile floor and pine wood work on the walls. Like most older homes it is separated from the rest of the home by walls and doorways.


The Living Room

The Living room currently offers hardwood floor, paneled walls and a picture window looking out onto the enclosed porch.


The Laundry Room & 3/4 Bath

The laundry room and 3/4 bath were closed into a corner on the first floor off the kitchen. As you can see here a wall has already been removed.


The Bedrooms

The bedrooms offer hardwood floors, some of which have been painted, some paneling on the walls, and some old plaster and lathe all of which are in need of complete replacement.


There are so many changes planned for the Riverside Home Renovation and I can’t wait to bring them to you as they happen.

Until next time I welcome your comments, suggestions and feedback.

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14 thoughts on “Riverside Home Renovation

  1. Oh Vicki, this is the best thing I’ve seen on a blog in ages. I love the location, and your pictures give me an idea of what it “feels” like now.

    I am really interested in how your clients will renovate the house. Will they keep the charming wood floors? And how about those oak walls, you can’t get them like that anymore.

    Will you be giving us tips on how to save the floors? And if they have to be replaced…why? Economics, termites?

    Am subscribing right now so I can follow this. Love to watch work in progress.

    1. Kathy, The floors are in fair condition and they will be saved. The kitchen walls will be replaced with something a little more modern as will the paneled walls. I will be providing as much detail about the progress as I possibly can. Thank you for your comments and love that you are following the project.

  2. Wow, a lot of progress has been done so far. As for the shed, I was thinking…often times people end up caring for a relative that is older, or a kid that has to return home. I would make that shed into a small Mothers Quarter…small bath…and a combined sleeping/living area. Add enough outlets, and hook up a small sink and you can have a self-contained area. I did this with my house and it can also be rented out if need be, or be a studio, or work at home office. A lot of possibilities.

    1. Kathy, Thank you for your ideas..you’re so right there are a few options! My concern being my clients is this, if my clients were to turn the shed into an in-law suite they may exceed what we can actually bring in on resale.

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