John and his wife Jennifer purchased a "vintage" 1960s era rambler in New Jersey with the goal of taking it down to the studs and remaking it. "We have built from the ground up before," he says, "but this time we were looking for the challenge of a total renovation."
How did they decide on a property? The couple knew they wanted to stay in the North Jersey area, and wanted a home that had enough land and yard for the kids. "When I walked through this home," says John, "I could tell immediately that it was rock solid and had a layout that was easily changeable. You have to look beyond the over-grown trees, bushes, wall to wall carpet, pink tile, and grandmas kitchen. With a little vision and design you can transform a home into something that you never thought possible."
As John says, "I have done hundreds of renovations and believe me they are never as easy as they seem on TV!" Follow along as he transforms his home...see the highs and lows of the renovation process, check out some of his favorite trends and styles, and take away some of his ideas and concepts as inspiration for your own ideas.