Dated dwellings may be move-in ready. That doesn’t mean homeowners actually want to move in before making some major changes.
Sometimes home redos are necessitated by potential hazards in the home. Asbestos presented a problem in a high-rise Atlanta condo. When it was removed, the hideous popcorn ceilings were taken out.
“What was exposed was just the concrete ceiling. It added a really cool design element to the space,” said Jennifer Reed, a remodeling consultant for MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers].