We started on our next flip house that we’re calling the Green House and I can’t wait to share the before pictures! This traditional style home is 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, 1720 sq ft, two story + unfinished basement, has original hardwood floors and was built in 1900. Compared to most of our flip houses, this one is actually pretty clean inside and not totally trashed, which is a nice change! The roof and windows also look good, so that’ll save us a lot of time and money.
I met with the cabinet and countertop rep this week and we designed the kitchen and picked out the countertops. The kitchen is pretty small in this house, and due to the way it was constructed, we’re not able to open up any of the walls. Which is a real bummer in my book, because I love taking down walls. It makes a space feel so open and inviting! But since that’s not an option, my goal is to make the kitchen really nice to try and compensate for the size, fingers crossed it works! The plan is to have white shaker style cabinets to the ceiling (adding some decorative cabinets at the very top), light colored granite countertops, 12 x 24 tile flooring, neutral colored backsplash and stainless steel appliances. This home will have more of a traditional vibe than other flip houses, so I probably won’t usual my usual (and favorite) gray paint (Benjamin Moore // Harbor Gray). I’m going to stop by and pick up a sample of Benjamin Moore Ashwood and see how that looks in the house. I’m looking for something that is more brown than grey….but not too brown. Ha! Picking out paint is probably one of the hardest things to do. I can literally pick out flooring in 5 mins, but paint? Not so much.
Our plans are to keep the original hardwood floors but refinish them. We haven’t refinished wood floors before, so this will be something new for us but I think it’ll really keep the character of the home rather than replacing with a new wood-like product. We’ll completely gut the bathrooms and kitchen (add new flooring in those areas), paint, add new lighting throughout, window shutters, fix the sidewalk/retaining wall, clean-up the landscaping, and then put this beauty back on the market! We’re hoping to have this home finished in about 6-8 weeks. I’ll be sure to post updates as we go.
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