Budget Breakdown: A Tired ‘80s Home in Japan Gets a Bright Remodel For $164K

Budget Breakdown: A Tired ‘80s Home in Japan Gets a Bright Remodel For $164K

By Michele Koh Morollo
Additional windows and open shelving help Suita House in Osaka feel airy and modern.

The two-level, wooden Suita House in Osaka, Japan, was built sometime before 1981, in accordance with now outdated earthquake resistance standards. Since its owners—a couple with two young children—needed to upgrade to meet the current regulations, they decided to give the property an interior overhaul and transform it into a brighter, better-ventilated home that’s more suitable for modern living.

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