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Foreclosure Home Transformation

The new paint job adds life to the former dull white facade.

Photo by QUENTIN ROUX, Staff

The new paint job adds life to the former dull white facade.

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  • The house facade pictured eight months ago.
  • The make-over begins.
  • Xiomara Martinez and her daughter Kassandra get to grips with the garden.
  • A new look for the side of the house.
  • Part of the front of the house as it is today.
  • Neighbor Ernie Lasalle's house. He helped the Martinez couple and other Naples beautify the landscaping feature at the end of the cul-de-sac.
  • The new paint job adds life to the former dull white facade.
  • Neighbors pulled together to beautify a previously ugly landscape feature on a small island at the cul-de-sac turnaround.
  • Martinez describes her decor taste as 'eclectic.'
  • Xiomara Martinez stands in front of the home, which is on the ... home stretch of being refurbished.
  • View of the cage from the canal side.
  • Even the neighbors across the waterway gussied up their properties to look like this, Martinez says.
  • A new dock awaits an appropriate vessel.
  • Before: The pool as it was before the make-over. Submitted photo
  • How the pool area looks after the Martinez touch.
  • Part of the kitchen before the renovation. Submitted photo
  • After: The kitchen as it looks after receiving the Martinez touch. Submitted photo

Before and after pictures of the improvements to the Martinez home, which they bought as a foreclosure

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