PRAKTICALA is excited to announce its latest venture, a Bakersfield real estate investment property!
We picked up this property in downtown Bakersfield, CA, late last year. It had great bones and a fantastic floor plan, but was in serious need of updating and repairs. I decided it was the perfect opportunity to combine my passion for DIY projects and my jack-of-all-trades disposition.
Fast forward a few months, and the project is up and ready for sale!
The transformation is incredible. Check out more photos below!
Bakersfield real estate investment property
The house features high ceilings throughout. The dated “popcorn” texture was completely resurfaced for a smooth, more modern sensibility.
The floor plan extends from the front of the house in an unbroken line of sight all the way to the back door. The plentiful windows allow in tons of natural light. It makes the house feel huge, which it is.
We kept as many original touches as possible to retain the home’s classic Californian style, including Spanish tile roofing, arched windows, and glass doorknobs. Every wall (interior and exterior), ceiling, and cabinet has been restored and painted. It looks awesome.
The master bedroom/bathroom
The master bedroom underwent a complete overhaul in one of the home’s most drastic changes.
Originally, the master bathroom was hardly bigger than a Porta Potty. No joke.
We blew out one of the superfluous closets (the room started with three of them!) and extended the bathroom to a more appropriate size for a master suite. The vanity has been replaced and updated with granite (cut from the same slab as the kitchen counters), and the floor and shower walls with new tile.
The kitchen is the center of every house. It’s where family and friends eat, hang out, and interact.
When we first saw it, the kitchen sported a dropped ceiling with those horrible, grainy “office” ceiling tiles. Why they were there in the first place, I don’t know.
Anyway, we tore those out and restored the beautiful high ceilings, adding some killer recessed LED lighting to brighten up the most important space of the house!
We replaced the peeling linoleum flooring of yesteryear with fresh tile. Next, we yanked out the aging laminated countertops and threw on some smokin’ granite slabs.
We remodeled the rest of the house to echo the same style: clean, classic, and modern at the same time.
Additionally, we restored and/or updated the electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems. The house is locked, loaded, and ready to go!
The downtown Bakersfield real estate investment property can be viewed on the MLS here.
We can’t wait to keep you updated on this exciting new venture. For any business inquiries, drop us a line on the contact page. We’d also love to hear your feedback – leave a comment below!