Home of the Week | 2265 Blakely Blvd SE

2265 Blakely Blvd SE, Cedar Rapids  |  Curt and Kristyn Cleveland

Built: 1981

Beds: 2

Bath: 1.5

Square Footage: 1,221


I'm back with a special edition Home of the Week! Before and After home makeovers are among my favorites to blog about. I love when people take the time to breathe new life into homes. This one will not disappoint! Manufactured hardwood flooring, granite countertops, custom lighting, all new windows and doors, updated mechanicals, HVAC, plumbing and new steel roof are just a few of the many, many updates to this home. You have to see the side-by-side photos to believe where it started from.


This classic A Frame home was gutted and restored. The beautiful fireplace is framed with shiplap that extends to the dramatic beamed ceiling. The restructuring of the windows was a perfect addition to modernize the home- it hardly even looks like the same room. 

You can see that the walls were restructures to open up the kitchen and visually expand the living space. Stainless steel appliances, all new white cabinetes and a butcher block island were also added. 

A closer look at the kitchen shows the dramatic transformation. The owners saw amazing potential in this home and pulled off an incredible feat. 

As previously shown, the staircase was moved against the wall which created an abundance of space. 

The small, grungy bathroom transformed into a fresh space with extra storage built into the wall. I love the sink and unique flooring. Patterned tile is becoming popular and I like the extra pop of personality it brings to small room.

The upstairs bedrooms went from a dark space to a a bright and welcoming room. It's hard to tell in the "before" image but the wall sloped down into a corner but was updated to an actual wall that you can lean a bed, or dresser against. 


What was your favorite part of this transformation? I'm so impressed with the seller's ability to see past all the flaws and turn the home into what it is now. This won't be on the market long! Click the link at the top of the page to get in touch with the listing agent who flipped this home, then visit our website, www.cbhrealty.com to check out more homes like this one. See you next week!


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