House Renovations in Ajijic, Lake Chapala Some purchasers find a property that suits them perfectly and renovations are not required. Others find a property that has the ideal location and price but perhaps could use a helping hand. We have friends that found a house in the perfect location meeting all their criteria regarding a gated community, as they traveled frequently, and with an asking price that suited their budget. They went ahead and purchased the property and set out making it over from top to bottom. It was as small house but they added four feet to the front terraza which also gave them much needed storage space underneath. The terraza now had plenty of room for a table and chairs which overlooked their beautiful view of Lake Chapala and gave them a very comfortable space to enjoy their morning coffee. Their dining room accommodated a table with six chairs so they took out the grass that was behind their house and paved the space with large flag stones and erected a permanent tent with waterproof drapes that could be closed in event of inclement weather and could comfortably seat 8-10 people. This area was also close to the BBQ which made entertaining very easy. Plants and flowering shrubs adorns this outdoor area and it is truly a beautiful space again overlooking Lake Chapala where one could see the twinkling lights on the other side of the lake while sipping a glass of wine. The kitchen was completely renovated with bright new appliances and more windows added more light. A cozy fireplace was put into the living/dining room area and the walls were papered in an antique taupe color. A high window was also put into the room to allow a view of the ever changing mountains. Floor to ceiling shelves were added to the master bedroom giving them ample space for clothes storage and new doors were put on the existing closet to match the wood of the shelves. Our friends still have many things they wish to do with the guest bedroom and I am sure it also will become a fantastic space. The design and decoration of this house is very professional and the results are amazing and very pleasing to the eye. If you are the type of person who has creativity and imagination and, of course, a few dinero at your disposal, you too can make your existing home or new purchase the house of your dreams. Find a reputable contractor and let the work begin. Your real estate broker should be able to help you find the right man or woman for the job and be able to also give you references of others who have has successful experiences. It is a good idea to be around yourself for as much of the renovations as possible to keep everyone on the same page.