We have been fortunate to own rental properties in Dallas over the years and have overseen many renovations of those properties. However, our then-careers kept getting in the way, and key design elements such as space planning and material selection were left up to the contractor. The finished product consistently fell short of our expectations.
Since we’ve been working in real estate for the last two years, Blue Door Renovations has become a key part of our business. We renovate and sell properties that we’ve remodeled to meet our neighbor’s needs. We can use all our creativity and attention to detail to make them perfect reflections of our visions.
Simply put, we want a 2,000 square foot home to feel like a 2,500 square foot home, and a $500,000 home to have the same materials you would see in a $750,000 home. And we do this in two ways – better space planning and better materials.
It’s not uncommon for one of our renovations to include 4 bedrooms and an office in 2,000 square feet – all while maintaining an open concept with key focal points. These are features that buyers notice immediately. Keep in mind, by getting 4 bedrooms and a home office into 2,000 square feet, our buyer is able to buy a smaller home that still meets their needs. That translates to lower utility bills, easier care and upkeep and a smaller impact on the environment, not to mention a smaller mortgage!
We also use better materials throughout the home, not just in the kitchen and the master bath (though we give those areas special attention). It’s the little things that matter, like 5-inch baseboards instead of 3-inch, all new interior doors and hardware, and soft-close cabinetry throughout.
We are very excited to be partnered with and to give to Taylor’s Gift. Each time we sell a Blue Door Renovation home, we give to this amazing organization that works to increase organ donor registrations, provide financial assistance to families impacted by organ donation and offer events and speaking engagements to encourage a spirit of ‘outliving’ oneself. In fact, Karen was nominated for the Taylor’s Gift “Outlive Yourself” Award in 2015!
Taylor’s Gift was started to honor the life of Taylor Storch, a 13-year-old girl from Plano who died in a tragic skiing accident in 2010 while on a spring break trip with her family. Click here to learn more about this life affirming non-profit.
Taylor is also the inspiration for our “Taylor Blue” doors. This OPI nail color was Taylor’s favorite and the Taylor Blue door helps us speak for her cause. Everyone that crosses the threshold of a Blue Door Renovation is initiated to the cause.
Our vision is neighborhoods covered by houses with Taylor blue doors!