Buying a recently renovated home can cut down on the to-do list if you're eager to move in—and aren't too much of a control freak about picking out bathroom fixtures and appliances. Here are 10 homes on the market that got big renovations, complete with before and after images to show the transformation.
↑ Built in 1845, this former commercial building in the Warehouse District was completely gutted and renovated in 2014. With soaring ceilings, reclaimed wood, and exposed brick, the home is industrial but warm. There's also a luxe pool and patio. It's going for $2,800,000.
↑ This Holy Cross shotgun was in terrible shape before owner Andrew Williams renovated it. The renovation of the 1,040-square-foot home added reclaimed wood accents and a colorful exterior, and uncovered the original hardwood floors. The asking price is $219,800.
↑ This Black Pearl home has the distinction of being designed by New Orleans architect Thomas Sully. The home is quite spacious at 3,175 square feet, including a large raised basement, a wraparound porch and rear balcony. It's currently asking $798,000.
↑ This renovated Uptown Victorian includes a kitchen with slate floors and a covered backyard bar with a patio. It's on the market for $590,000.
↑ Once a blighted masonry structure that was the frequent subject of neighborhood complaints, this building in the LGD got a total renovation and is now a stylish home on the market for $695,000.
↑ Renovated from the ground up, this converted double shotgun in Treme has gleaming hardwood floors, a glass tile backsplash in the kitchen, and a covered deck and paved patio out back. It can be yours for $675,000.
↑ This renovated Victorian in the Irish Channel got bamboo floors, a green handmade tile backsplash in the kitchen, and a sleek bathroom. The asking price is $349,900.
↑ In Mid-City, this double shotgun got a makeover that includes a big covered deck in the back yard. It's on the market for $490,000.
↑ The first of a pair of neglected LGD townhouses that got big renovations after years of neglect, three-story, 4,500 square-foot townhouse was restored to glory with exposed walls, hardwood floors, balconies with original ironwork, and original floor-to-ceiling windows. It's going for $1,399,000.
↑ ... and the second of those renovated townhouses is also on the market; this one's asking $1,599,000.