When it rains, it pours, and so did the renovations that took the Fig Garden Project by storm. The once filthy condominium in Fresno is now looking less like a meth lab and more like a home. I thought it would be fun to show the changes that has occurred since I bought the place in July, chock full of junk and slathered in manky carpet. Much work still needs to be done, but the kitchen cabinet stripping is done and the dogs (Cosmo and Whiskey) and I no longer feel as if we are camping. Now we can enjoy the lovely San Joaquin autumn a little more since I’m less distracted.

Bamboo flooring, cork tiles, salvaged ceramic tiles and LED lights are among the changes I have made. When I have more time I will do an before-during-after slide show to really show the difference.

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The kitchen with refinished cabinets

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Some bathroom tile, courtesy dumpster diving

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The living room, now a yoga studio and bike station

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Bamboo flooring, master bedroom

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Cork tiles in the hall bathroom

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The dogs in their usual position in the bedroom

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The compost bin, thanks to Whole Foods

About The Author

Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye is the founder and editor of GreenGoPost.com. Based in California, he is a business writer and consultant. His work is has also appeared on Triple Pundit , The Guardian's Sustainable Business site and has appeared on Inhabitat and Earth911. His focus is making the business case for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. He's pictured here in Qatar, one of the Middle East countries in which he takes a keen interest because of its transformation into a post-oil economy. Other areas of interest include sustainable development in The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. He was a new media journalism fellow at the International Reporting Project, for which he covered child survival in India during February 2013. Contact him at leon@greengopost.com. You can also reach out via Twitter (@LeonKaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost). As of October 2013, he now lives and works in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.