Many people have a hard time looking at a house and seeing what it could be, instead of what it looks like right now. But after years of remodeling houses, Storey Real Estate & Construction has developed expertise in this area. Paul majored in architecture for part of the time he was in college, and he has been sketching ideas for houses (and drawing working blueprints for his father) since he was in the eighth grade! He has a rare ability to see what something could be and loves the problem-solving aspect of remodeling.

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Paul isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty: pictured above is a before-and-after of a kitchen remodel for a house on Navajo Street in the Lower Highlands.

In addition, Paul has years of experience to be able to know things like which walls are probably load-bearing and which could be moved (although he checks with a structural engineer to be sure), where to cluster bathrooms so that the new plumbing costs will be lower, and whether or not a walk-in closet is a good idea for a house in a particular price range. He keeps up with the latest trends by following architectural magazines and by touring up-and-coming neighborhoods and homes for sale. He takes pictures of finishes and details he likes in restaurants, stores and homes that he visits. This wealth of expertise and passion for good design is something that Storey Real Estate & Construction can share with you, to help you create the home or income property you’re looking for. Click here for more.

Paul’s remodeling expertise might be a perfect complement to your search to buy a property, particularly if you’re looking to invest. Many people overlook houses in good neighborhoods that are a little worn but have good bones: the net increase in value of these houses can cover much more than the renovation costs!