Well, it’s that time again! The most exciting blog posts for me to write are the ones with before and after pictures of our flip projects. I call them “projects” because they’re just that. These houses are a hobby for us. We LOVE breathing new life into an old house and making it new and fresh again. Of course it’s a very expensive and labor intensive hobby, but it’s also quite lucrative when it’s all said and done. So with that in mind these projects are more of a financial investment than anything. It’s just fun for us; we enjoy it and we make money. Win/win situation!
Don’t let my scarce blog posts fool you. These flips aren’t finished overnight. These are long, hard renovations. Right now we’re averaging about a 4 month timeline from demo day to staging day. There are moments in this process where we feel like the end is not in sight. But, then the day comes and we look around and there’s nothing else to add to our list of “to do’s”. And then as soon as that day approaches, I’m already starting to plan the design for the next one.
The blog today is going to encompass the entire main living spaces that includes: living room, kitchen, dining room, foyer, and sunroom. For this house my initial inspiration was this: a clean, neutral slate with bold pops of color and pattern. This is tricky, you see. If that wasn’t executed perfectly the house could end up looking one of two extremes. It could end up feeling tacky and sporadic or it could be too far the other direction and feel boring and tasteless. At one point during the process I was nervous and was worried the kitchen was too simple with whites and blacks, but once it all came together and the bold pops of color joined in at the end, I was so relieved. In my opinion, it turned out perfect, but I’ll let you (and the buyers) be the judge. I’ll add paint colors and such at the end of the post in case anyone is interested.
Now, the before pictures:
Kitchen and Dining
Now, on to the after pictures!!! Aka…the exciting part! 😬😬😬
Kitchen and Dining After
This space, friends, turned out so fabulous. Now, of course, if you’re a person who only likes whites and no color then I’m sure it’s not tickling your fancy. But, for me, since I love a little personality…I think it’s great!
This is what you see on your left as soon as you walk in the front door.
And below is your view looking straight forward as you walk in the front door.
Living Room After
Well, how do you feel about my green ceiling in the sunroom?? I literally LOVE it!! I feel like the ceiling is a place that often gets forgotten when design takes place, but it’s such a huge place to make an impact.
Well, that’s all for now. This beauty goes on the market next Tuesday, so wish us luck! And, if you’re interested let us know and we can put you in touch with our realtor. The house is 2300 sq feet with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Asking price is $187,500.
As always, thanks for reading!!
Wall color: Sherwin Williams Drift of Mist
Trim color: Sherwin Williams Dorian Gray
Kitchen cabinets and fireplace mantel: Sherwin Williams Alabaster
Sunroom ceiling: Sherwin Williams Julep
Built-ins in foyer: Sherwin Williams Vegan
Floor tile in kitchen and sunroom: name is Blue Nile
Hardwood floor stain: Provincial