Sophisticated San Diego Refresh

This San Diego apartment has a stunning view and downtown location to die for. The high-rise also includes various amenities, but the interior didn’t match the luxurious living of the rest of the complex. After a whole-home refresh, the apartment made an incredible transformation, and the seller saw a return on investment of 307% after project costs.

Sophisticated San Diego Refresh

This two-bedroom and two-bath apartment sits in between the heart of downtown and the San Diego Bay. While the location could not have gotten much better, the lackluster interior was dragging down the price. To help get offers on the table and bump up the resale value, we focused on minor updates that made a big difference including: 

With these various updates and the work of our partner HomeSmart, the apartment sold for an extra $259,000 at closing for a profit of $195,449 after project costs.  

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  • As-is Value $675,000
  • Project Cost $63,551
  • Sale Price $934,000
  • Profit $195,449
before

The dark cabinetry and countertops in the kitchen left the space looking outdated. To brighten up and modernize the room, we focused on several small but impactful updates such as: 

  • Replacing the kitchen cabinets and adding new knobs and pulls 
  • Putting in a quartz countertop  
  • Adding ceramic tile backsplash 
  • Removing old appliances and installing new stainless-steel ones 
  • Installing a stainless-steel sink and new faucet 
  • Adding LED lights under the cabinets 
  • Removing the shutter doors and repairing the ceiling, wall, and trim 
  • Upgrading the ceramic floor 
  • Installing a garbage disposal 
after

The dark cabinetry and countertops in the kitchen left the space looking outdated. To brighten up and modernize the room, we focused on several small but impactful updates such as: 

  • Replacing the kitchen cabinets and adding new knobs and pulls 
  • Putting in a quartz countertop  
  • Adding ceramic tile backsplash 
  • Removing old appliances and installing new stainless-steel ones 
  • Installing a stainless-steel sink and new faucet 
  • Adding LED lights under the cabinets 
  • Removing the shutter doors and repairing the ceiling, wall, and trim 
  • Upgrading the ceramic floor 
  • Installing a garbage disposal 
before

The hall bath looked like a standard bathroom in a mediocre apartment complex. To help it match the upscale mood of the apartment’s location, we completed various refresh projects such as: 

  • Replacing the vanity cabinet, top, and faucet 
  • Deep cleaning the grout in tub and shower  
  • Installing a new framed mirror over the vanity 
  • Replacing the toilet 
  • Painting the walls, trim, and ceiling 
  • Updating the bathroom light fixture 
  • Installing a new shower head and tub handle 
  • Replacing the bathroom accessory kit 
  • Installing new ceramic floor tiles with shoe molding 
  • Replacing the bathroom exhaust fan cover 
after

The hall bath looked like a standard bathroom in a mediocre apartment complex. To help it match the upscale mood of the apartment’s location, we completed various refresh projects such as: 

  • Replacing the vanity cabinet, top, and faucet 
  • Deep cleaning the grout in tub and shower  
  • Installing a new framed mirror over the vanity 
  • Replacing the toilet 
  • Painting the walls, trim, and ceiling 
  • Updating the bathroom light fixture 
  • Installing a new shower head and tub handle 
  • Replacing the bathroom accessory kit 
  • Installing new ceramic floor tiles with shoe molding 
  • Replacing the bathroom exhaust fan cover 
before

The master bathroom was not up to par with the luxury of the apartment complex. In order to tranform the room into a modern and elegant powder room, we completed various projects such as: 

  • Upgrading the vanity and installing new vanity base cabinets 
  • Adding a new framed mirror 
  • Replacing the old countertops with a new quartz one and backsplash 
  • Installing new sinks and updating the faucets 
  • Painting the walls, trim, and ceiling  
  • Updating the light fixture 
  • Deep cleaning the grout in the shower and tub  
  • Reglazing the shower pan  
  • Installing a new glass shower door  
  • Replacing the toilet  
  • Updating the shower head and handle 
  • Replacing the bathroom accessory kit 
after

The master bathroom was not up to par with the luxury of the apartment complex. In order to tranform the room into a modern and elegant powder room, we completed various projects such as: 

  • Upgrading the vanity and installing new vanity base cabinets 
  • Adding a new framed mirror 
  • Replacing the old countertops with a new quartz one and backsplash 
  • Installing new sinks and updating the faucets 
  • Painting the walls, trim, and ceiling  
  • Updating the light fixture 
  • Deep cleaning the grout in the shower and tub  
  • Reglazing the shower pan  
  • Installing a new glass shower door  
  • Replacing the toilet  
  • Updating the shower head and handle 
  • Replacing the bathroom accessory kit 
before

The master bedroom was not far from being market ready, but our profit-driven updates helped to elevate the space and bring it to the next level.  

Our work on the bedroom included: 

  • Removing the old carpet and installing new carpet and padding 
  • Painting the walls, ceiling, and trim    
  • Removing the vertical blinds  
  • Installing surface mount light fixtures 
after

The master bedroom was not far from being market ready, but our profit-driven updates helped to elevate the space and bring it to the next level.  

Our work on the bedroom included: 

  • Removing the old carpet and installing new carpet and padding 
  • Painting the walls, ceiling, and trim    
  • Removing the vertical blinds  
  • Installing surface mount light fixtures 
before

Being the focus of the apartment, the living room lacked the upscale ambiance that would draw buyers in. We focused on a few finishing touches to capture buyers’ attention including: 

  • Adding a fresh coat of paint to the walls, trim, and ceiling  
  • Removing and disposing of the vertical lines 
  • Reinstalling surface mount light fixtures 
  • Replacing the doorknobs and hinges on the surrounding rooms’ doors  
after

Being the focus of the apartment, the living room lacked the upscale ambiance that would draw buyers in. We focused on a few finishing touches to capture buyers’ attention including: 

  • Adding a fresh coat of paint to the walls, trim, and ceiling  
  • Removing and disposing of the vertical lines 
  • Reinstalling surface mount light fixtures 
  • Replacing the doorknobs and hinges on the surrounding rooms’ doors  

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