If you added up all of the hours I’ve spent watching HGTV, I probably could have earned some sort of design degree.
But alas, I’m not out there wowing the world with my inspiring design concepts. Instead, I can barely keep the plants I continue to buy alive and I’m wishing my old house had some shiplap or subway tiles. But the dream of being a home renovator is alive in all of us.
If you’re looking for the perfect fixer-upper to transform into your dream home, you’re in luck. Columbus is full of properties begging for a new lease on life. Let’s find you a project to work on!
Neighborhood/Community: Merion Village
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,742 square feet
What we love: Looking for a cheap way to get your hands on a Merion Village property? You’re in luck. This house is a great live-in-while-renovating option. With a little love and some modern touches, you’ll be laughing all the way to some hefty equity.
Neighborhood/Community: Franklin Park?
Specs: 4 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1,721
What we love: If you’re intimidated just looking at these photos, you’re not alone. But can you imagine how magnificent this home could be once rehabbed? Restore this beauty to its former glory and you’ll be rewarded with a fantastic place to live within walking distance to Franklin Park and the upcoming Trolly Barn project.
Specs: 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,232 square feet
What we love: Milo-Grogan is a quickly growing neighborhood, located near Italian Village and the Short North. If you’re looking for an income-generating property, consider this double. You can live in one side and turn the other half into a long-term rental or a trendy Airbnb. The possibilities are endless.
Neighborhood/Community: Old North Columbus
Specs: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 926 square feet
What we love: This campus cutie is one of my favorite fixer-upper finds ever. The bungalow is located in Old North Columbus and it would be the perfect spot for parents looking for an investment while their kids are in college. The house has four off-street parking spaces, a decent backyard, both must-haves when it comes to living on campus.
Specs: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,248 square feet
What we love: Not looking for a full-on rehab project? How does this four-bedroom home in Westgate sound? The house still has a lot of its original character, including hardwood floors. There are three nice sized bedrooms and attic that could be transformed into a master suite.