We’re Baack – Our Latest Home Renovation!

It’s been a long hiatus, but we haven’t been sitting idle after the sale of our first property. We’re on to the next! Take a look…

Front entrance to 512 Belleville Avenue, Glen Ridge NJ

Our fantastic general contractor, Extreme Homebuilders of New Jersey, is now more than half way through the interior demolition and we’ve already filled one big dumpster! This week, exterior demolition will start with removal of all the old vinyl siding…to be replaced with “hardy board”,  a cement composite material made in the configuration of wood clapboard.  More on that soon…

Entry Foyer

This gracious foyer will be completely transformed by new lighting, refinished floors and painting the original  stair woodwork a clean, crisp white.

Living room

Note the beautiful french doors which we’ll paint the same crisp white. The floors will be refinished and the walls will get one of our favorite (and most versatile) paint colors,  Cloud White, by Benjamin Moore.

Dining Room

The Dining Room is really of grand size and scale with an original gas fireplace  that we’ll restore. And we’re very excited to discover  the original framing of a stained glass window (located between the two other windows).  That original piece of stained glass is now long gone, but glass artist Joseph Pappa, of Premium Glass in Asbury Park, NJ., will be creating a new piece for us.  You may remember the piece Joseph did for us on our last project (below).  We’ve decided that we’d like to add a stained glass piece to each of our projects whenever possible.

The stained glass window at 6 Adams Place in Glen Ridge, NJ

Bedroom with orange shag carpeting

Bedroom #3 out of a total of six had lots of design elements going on at the same time; paneling, wallpaper, shag carpeting. It happens. But by the time you read this, the carpeting will be gone, the walls skim coated and ready for paint.

3rd Floor Bathroom

This is a full bath on the 3rd floor of the house  (one of 5.5 baths).  We are keeping the original floor tiling, sink and claw foot tub. All faucets, lighting, mirrors,  etc.  will be brand spanking new!

There will be more progress photos as we move along so stay tuned!


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2 Responses to We’re Baack – Our Latest Home Renovation!

  1. karen diamond says:

    This is beyond amazing! There is such a wealth of information about home restoration here and the before/after pictures as well as the video blow me away. Your ability to integrate the best of new ideas in home remodeling while incorporating the details that the buyer of today is looking for coupled with maintaining the look of the year the home was built in is pure genius!!!!!
    I wish you great success and based on what I see, you will have it.

    • Steve Moran says:

      Hey Karen, thanks so much for the feedback. please accept our apology for taking so long to reply to your comment, but we’ve been on a whirlwind tour looking for our next project, wrapping up our current project, and getting several design jobs in the meantime. Life is good, design is great, and we’re having a blast redecorating and rehabbing homes! Thanks for the comment and feedback – hope to see you soon! Steve

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