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Danville, Kentucky
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Sunday, February 6, 2005
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F2 SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2005 REAL ESTATE THE KENTUCKY ADVOCATE I WWW.AMNEWS.COM DMOOiKo DDTI CCD (SdFfiS A remodeler's remodel By JAMES and MORRIS CAREY - - I For AP Weekly Features 1 For more home improvement tips and information, visit our or call us at (800) 737-2474 every Saturday, 9 am to 1 p.m. EST. We've had a fascination with building and fixing things since we were kids. Our great grandfather was a plumbing contractor, our grandfather was a general contractor and our dad was just plain handy. So, its no surprise that we ended up as . partners in our own construction company and have been building and remodeling for over 25 years. We recently had the opportunity to strap on our tools and renovate a vintage early 1980s two-bedroom, two-bath family vacation home in Palm Desert, Calif. We thought that you might enjoy a look at the "remodelers remodel." The kitchen: The vintage "early '80s" kitchen consisted of Euro-style almond plastic laminate cabinets with oak trim and stark white ceramic tile counters. The floor was covered with salmon-colored 6-by-6-' inch ceramic tile and had no base. The major appliances were a hodgepodge mix of black-on-black and almond. The old sink consisted of enameled steel and the faucet was a powder coated single lever spray spout. Although they were in fair condition, they definitely needed to be replaced in order to accommodate the new satin nickel theme. Though the finishes were essentially in good shape, the kitchen, as was the case with the remainder of the home, was in dire need of an update. The new cabinets are clear finish maple with traditional "style and rail" construction and solid raised panel doors with concealed Euro hinges. The pulls are a sleek satin nickel to match the sink faucet and A remodeler's remodel Listed below are some of the renovations made on an early 1980s two bedroom, two bath family vacation home. Old New . Bath acrylic oval tub tile shower walls vanity Kitchen luxury whirlpool tub with six adjustable jets 12-inch-square porcelain Italian tile clear-finish maple vanity with raised panel doors; Euro hinges J plastic laminate cabinets clear finish maple; traditional "style and rail", concealed Euro hinges .. salmon-covered 16-inch Italian porcelain tile 6-by-6-inch ceramic tile trim. The new countertops are rich slab granite with a handsome bull . nose edge detail. Diagonally set matching granite tile (with black granite diamond accents) was used to create a full backsplash. The new appliances are a mix of stainless steel and black, Unlike the old refrigerator, the new side-by-side refrigerator is "counter depth" and does not protrude beyond the face of the cabinets. "Clean-up central" is a cross between form and function. The sink and faucet trim are stylish, functional and a decorator's dream comes true. The premium 18-gauge stainless steel sink is under-mounted below the granite for a sleek look and easy-to-clean configuration. The sink trim consists of a distinctive satin nickel finish. The faucet has an 8-12-inch spout length reach, 15-inch height, and full spout swing for great sink coverage. Plus, an independent pause button on the pullout wand turns water off and on as needed. Matching decorative elements in the satin nickel finish include a pump soap dispenser, air gap and purified water dispenser -all deck mounted. The filtered water system provides great tasting filtered water for drinking and cooking, your whole family can benefit from filtered water in the home. 1 The look of a natural travertine tile floor was achieved with 16-inch square Italian porcelain tiles. Porcelain offers all of the beauty of travertine with none of the maintenance. A painted wood base with a decorative profile was used throughout to complete the job and tie all the finishes together. The master bath: The acrylic oval tub was spacious, but was worn and discolored and lacked a whirlpool. The tile shower walls, though in fair condition, were glued directly to the wallboard presenting a potential water damage condition. The faucet and shower head were "builder's basic," offering little convenience. The original vanity, mirror, vanity light, cabinet and double bowl configuration were spacious, but dated and worn. The cabinet was a laminated particle board and the coun-tertop consisted of a man-made cultured marble with two integral bowls. The faucets were "builders basic" two-handle with a polished chrome finish. The shag carpeted floor was also dated and difficult to maintain in the bathroom. The old tub was replaced with a new luxury whirlpool tub with six adjustable jets. The shower-tub faucet configuration has a vertical spa set with a temperature control valve and five-function transfer valve all with a satin nickel finish. The five-function valve operates the various functions simply and easily. New 12-inch-square porcelain Italian tile with a warm neutral tone was used at the shower surround and at the tub skirt. The tile walls travel to the ceiling and are installed in a floated bed of mortar for extra water protection and a smooth, uniform finish. Matching copper decos were strategically placed along the walls and skirt to add interest and decorating flair. A new shower enclosure with clear glass and a coordinating satin nickel frame finishes the job. Like the kitchen, the footprint of the master bath remained the same. However, the new finishes made a dramatic finish on the feel and comfort of the space. A new clear-finish maple vanity with raised panel doors, Euro hinges and sleek pulls was installed in the same location as the previous vanity. The top is 34- ' inch slab granite with a four-inch splash. The sink openings are polished to accommodate the under mount vitreous china bowls. Matching bath accessories towel bars, towel ring, tissue dispenser and robe hook were installed to perfectly coordinate with the faucets and split finish. A new mirror, high-end medicine cabinet with full mirrored interior, new mirrored wardrobe doors with satin nickel trim and, of course, a new water-efficient toilet rounded out the space. The living area: It is very Southwestern and also very dated. We essentially stripped everything from the space with the exception of the wallboard and the windows and sliding patio doors. Everything went cabinets, carpet and pad and interior doors, trim and hardware. We even removed the acoustic or "popcorn" ceiling to bring the space into the new millennium, v The difference in the look and feel of the space is unbelievable. The ceiling was finished to match the walls a light "orange peel" spray texture. We chose "Swiss coffee" as the color to be used on the ceilings throughout. It is bright and cheery and coordinates well with the other earthy colors used throughout. New wall-to-wall carpet and pad with a sculptured pattern was used throughout with the exception of the kitchen, bathrooms, laundry and entry. The color is rich and goes well with both "hard finishes" and furnishings. Several trips to various furniture retailers produced a delightful, well-pulled-together look that is both attractive and comfortable. SMART, from front across the housing spectrum. Only 14 percent think the concept is five or more years away from widespread acceptance. Right now, smart home technology centers on preparing a home to accept or be ready to accept various technologies. Scott Goodelle, of Pass and Seymour, a supplier of what is described as high function junction boxes that bundle phone, broadcast and Internet technology through one spot in the house, says houses today offer "structured wiring," meaning that builders run high-capacity cables throughout the home to link rooms, appliances and entertainment devices. He suggests builders include additional wiring capacity during construction or remodeling so the home is ready to adapt as technologies and needs change. Just how and when those changes occur is anyone's guess. Steed of Lowe's says that while beefed-up wiring in a home seems simple, having it centralized with easy access for upgrades and adaptations is the linchpin that will allow a home to change along with technolo- gy- Although the cost to adequately wire a home Goodelle pegs cable costs at a nickel per foot adds incrementally to construction costs, homeowners would do well to take a long term view that their home will be in a state of readiness as technology becomes available. A so-called smart home can also be viewed as a plus by potential buyers during resale. One-quarter of builders say homeowner perception that ' the added cost isn't worth it may be a significant barrier to smart home technology. For their part, builders think homeowners will gravitate to smart homes over time. One-third of builders say the concept will take off as consumers see smart home technology featured in show or display homes. The survey was taken among attendees at the International Builder Show in Orlando, Fla. BOYLE Deeds filed recently in the office of Boyle County Clerk Denise Curtsinger include: Farmers National Bank of Danville, William G. Timberlake and Boyle County through J. Thomas Hensley, master commissioner, to Gregg Timberlake and Wilma J. Beard, four lots on Baughman Avenue, $49,000. Central Properties and Enterprises LLC to Kenneth W. and Maria Layport, lot in Spring Hill subdivision, $68,000. : The CIT GroupConsumer Finance Inc. to Mikal P. Clarkson, lot on Orchard Drive, $68,000. Central Properties and Enterprises LLC to James W. and Susan Woford, two tracts on White Oak Road, $70,900. William and Carolyn Gulley to Benjamin and Ann Ford, lot in Foxgate subdivision, $105,000. Barbara A. Abraham to Robert and Reeda Rowland, lot on Boone Trail, $138,500. Ralph Hargis to Madonna J. Fechter, lot in Indian Hills subdivision, $84,000. Union Planters Bank N.A. and CSC Inc. through J. Thomas Hensley, master commissioner, to Union Planters Bank NA, lot on Gwinn Island Circle, $161,000. ! Daniel L. Weiss to Randy Moser, lot in Southgate subdivision, $22,000. Mers as nominee for Homecomings Financial Network Inc. and Gregory Lee through J. Thomas Hensley, master commissioner, to Mers as nominee for Homecomings Financial Network Inc., two tracts in Mitchellsburg, $60,162. CASEY Deeds filed recently in the office of Casey County Clerk Eva S. Miller include: Marcus G. and Teresa A. Wethington to Brush Creek Volunteer Fire Department Inc., 0.202 of an acre on Chelf Ridge Road, $200. Vivian B. Tarter to Vivian B. and Mont V. Tarter, lot on Montgomery Avenue, gift; fair cash value, $60,000. Edwin S. and Mabel H. Nolt to j Mervin W. and Anna G. Hoover, lot on South Fork Creek Road, $195,000. Aaron and Sandra Slone to Richard A. and Brenda H. Smith, four parcels in Casey County, $95,000. Carolyn W. Toms to Thomas W. Property TMsffeirs Deeds filed in area county courthouses and Geraldine Canada, 37.33 acres in Casey County, $162,500. GARRARD Deeds filed recently in the office of Garrard County Clerk Stacy May include: Gary L. Williams, guardian of Michael C. Williams to Stephan C. Gifford, Rebecca G. Kincaid and David T. Gifford, three tracts on Bowman Road, terms of last will and testament of George T. Naylor Jr.; fair cash value $251,406. Ronald L and Alma E.Curtis to Richard J. and Whitney Karekan, two parcels on Lisa Drive, $194,000. Alta J. and James Carter to William and Misty Justice, 1.18 acres on Polly's Bend Road, $36,000. Joe and Mary Mast to Robert and Emma S. Mast, 2.416 acres on Hamilton Valley Road, gift; fair cash value, $7,500. James E. and Jo Ann McCulley to James E. McCulley Jr., parcel in Merriwood Estates and parcel on Water Street, gift; fair cash value of parcel one, $70,000; fair cash value of parcel two, $72,000. Eddie and Janet Hasty to Steven M. Vagasky and Faye M. Campbell, two tracts on Sugar Creek, $110,000. LINCOLN Deeds filed recently in the office of Lincoln County Clerk George 0. Spoonamore III include: William R. and Stella L. Estes to Larry and Joyce Phillips, 3.254 acres in Lincoln County, $35,000. J. P. Morgan Chase Bank, Gary Frederick, Brenda Frederick and Lincoln County through Edward G. May, master commissioner, to J. P. Morgan Chase Bank, lot on Logan Avenue, $108,852. Anna M. Brown, individually and as executrix of the estate of Harry Merriman and Larry Brown to William R. and Linda J. Douglas, lot in Lincoln County, $40,000. Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corp., Tony Taylor, Christine Jones and Raintree Construction Inc. ; through Edward G. May, master commissioner, to Bobby and i Diane Payton, 0.464 of an acre on Holtzclaw Lane, $66,726. Ollis Smith to Bennett D. and Brenda K. Smith, lot on Big i Moccasin Road, $2,500. Kentucky Housing Corp. to Brook Ping, lot on Sunset Drive, $72,000. ;t : Glenda S. and Ronnie Wilcher to Johnny and Phyllis Long, lot on p U.S. 127, $67,000. Wilma McCulley to Wilma McCulley, Paula Starnes and Shelia Starnes, two lots on Knob Lick Turnpike Road, gift; fair cash value, $215,000. Hughie and Donna Allen to Leonard and Linda King, lot on Ky. 3249, $69,900. Preston E. and Pamela J. ; i Hubble to Robby Hubbard, 2.095 acres on U.S. 27, $127,000. Bonnie Woods to Cecil and Vivian J. Cummins, 2.029 acres in ' Lincoln County, $4,450. j Ohio Savings Bank, Thomas H. Raymond and Linda R. Raymond : through Edward G. May, master commissioner, to Federal National Mortgage Association, two tracts in Lincoln County, $58,281. Annie F. Mason to Tommy L Mason Jr., 30 acres on Neals Creek Road, gift; fair market value, $50,000. Jayme R. and Crystal Phillips to Melissa S. McWhorter, lot in Lincoln Trail Estates subdivision, : $50,000. Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., Brian S. Pittman and Bernadette L. Pittman through Edward G. May, master commissioner, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., lot on North Ridge Road, $72,542. Gerald H. and Marlene Locke to Gene D. Smith, three parcels in Waynesburg, $1; fair cash value, $90,000. Howard H. and Judy A. Disney to Barry K. and Patricia A. Carrier, j 6.228 acres on U.S. 150, $62,280. ; Ernie and Vicky Phillips to Dwayne E. and Ella R. Padgett, 58.202 acres in Lincoln County, $90,000. Barbara J. Ledford to Jerry and Barbara J. Ledford, lot on Harris Avenue, gift; fair cash value, - ! $39,000. INY LLC to Susan Austin, 1.21 acres on Ky. 1247, $75,000. Carmel LLC to Carol S. Long ! and Melanie H. Hafley, lot in Lincoln County, $65,000. Linda K. Roskens, trustee of the Mildred Phelps and James Phelps Living Trust to Linda K. Roskens and James L. Phelps Jr., lot on Green River Road, $11,252. Jeff and Beverly King to Giles E. Carpenter and Mary E. and Walter Delaney, two lots on Price Court, $70,000. Central Properties & Enterprises LLC to Bobbie J. Hatfield, lot on Berry Lane, $88,100. Countrywide Home Loans Inc. to First Magnus Financial Corp., lot in Hunters Trace subdivision, $153,000. Federal National Mortgage Association to Countrywide Home Loans Inc., lot in Hunters Trace subdivision, $153,000. Willie McFerson to Tony Barnes, lot in Davis Estates, $12,000. First Magnus Financial Corp. to Dale Edwards and Kathy Edwards, lot in Hunters Trace subdivision, $153,000. Larry and Elisha A Allen to Larry and Elisha A. Allen, 43.87 acres at the intersection of Turkey Town Road and Edwards Road, gift; fair cash value, $110,000. Jeffrey C. Carmicle and Connie E. Carmicle to Jeffrey C. Carmicle, 1.162 acres on Cold Spring Drive, terms of property settlement; fair cash value, $177,000. Robert and Laura Beldon and Mitchell and Shelly Adams to John Witte and Jason Witte, one-half interest each in lot in Raintree subdivision, $31,000. Curtis and Tammy Lamb and Stanley and Sally Reed to Curtis and Tammy Lamb and Roy Lamb, one-half interest in lot on Elm Street, $3,000. Frank E. and Anna B. DeMarcus to Larry M. and Susan Brown, 251 acres on Foster Lane, $400,000. Goldie Ray to Sandi Benge, lot on W.M. King Road, gift with reserved life estate in the entirety of the property; fair cash value, $12,000. MERCER Deeds filed recently in the office of Mercer County Clerk Ronnie Compton include: William M. and ChristiC. Mills, Joe D. and Terry M. Gerlach and James A. and Hariette Y.Coyle to Claunch Construction LLC, 5.0367 in Mercer County, $56,000. Lyndall Houchinsto W. Milward Dedman Jr. and Ronnie L. Sims, one-half interest each in two tracts on Lexington Road, $59,500. Aaron and Ethel Gray to Brandy Logue, two lots on West Office Street, $67,500. James E. DeHart to William P. Coslow, two lots in Willow Hill, $64,166. John W. and Naomi Royalty -and Robert L. and Eleanor M. Newby to Timothy J. McCullar, Albert M. McCullar and Joel E. McClintock, one-third interest each in 70 acres on Brewers Mill Road, $90,000. Federal National Mortgage Association to C&M Rental's LLC, lot on Linden Avenue, $41,500. Monticello Banking Co., Jason Leopold and First Lancaster Federal Savings Bank through Bradley S. Guthrie, master commissioner, to August Properties LLC, 50 acres on Sulpher Creek, $40,000. John Schickel, United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Jane Wright, Joella Abbott, Sue Simpson and Ada L. Martin, to Ernest L, and Shannon L. Hopkins, lot in Davistown subdivision, $49,500. Kristie and Allen Martin to Thomas H. Chapman, lot on Bates Street, $93,000. Kenneth L, and Brenda K. Slusher to Elizabeth Eyster, lot in Middleton Heights subdivision, $84,000. V.C. and Florence P. Waters to Glen P. and Ruth S. Waters, 5.63 acres on Keenon Road, $1; fair cash value, $199,355. Stephen E. Maddox to Nancy P. and Horace M. Stratton III, lot in Hanover Manor subdivision, $10,000. Doris A. Reynolds to Harold L. and Geneva Reynolds, 31.59 acres on Kirkwood Road, $37,908. Doris A. Reynolds to Arthur D. Reynolds III, 22.13 acres on Kirkwood Road, $26,556. Douglas L. and Adele D. Greenburg to CER Building LLC, lot on Short Street, $65,000. Baker, Kirkland and McGlone Inc. to Kenneth and Audrey Kirkland, lot in Springlake at Fountaine View subdivision, $25,000. Charles and Genieve Tankersley to Karen Siebert Heather Balser and Amy Kronour, one-third interest each in two lots on Lakeview Point $60,500.

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