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A Remodeling Project That Became an Entirely New House



 

A Remodeling Project That Became an Entirely New House

A Remodeling Project That Became an Entirely New House
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SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA — It began with the notion of a kitchen remodeling; a grandmother’s wish to expand the breakfast area in her Santa Monica, California, home to better accommodate the growing brood of grandchildren who come to visit every Saturday morning.

“I realized to do it right, I’d have to move walls and increase the square footage,” said Ruksana Mohammed, 60. “Then I thought about changing the facade of the house, which I never liked in the first place, and before I knew it, I was looking at spending a million dollars.”

She was not really attached to the house, which she described as “very ordinary.” She and her husband, Saleh, 68, a retired clothing and textile manufacturer and importer, bought the property for $ 334,000 in 1978, shortly after they — along with Mrs. Mohammed’s parents and five siblings — moved to Los Angeles from their home in Karachi, Pakistan.

In the end, she decided to tear the whole thing down and, using the same 150 foot by 50…………… continues on New York Times
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(EMAILWIRE.COM, May 27, 2011 ) Orchard Lake, MI — granite countertops have become a popular choice for Orchard Lake homeowners. Many who tried to sell their home have decided to hold off and remodel instead. Kitchen remodeling is typically the first project tackled with families spending 3,000 hours or more per year in their kitchen. Granite countertops last a lifetime and improve the quality and value of homes.

Surface Encounters owner, Chuck Russo, says there are several reasons consumers are choosing granit…………… continues on Benzinga
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