Cole the Flip House: Before and After!

I hope you enjoy these weekly updates as I navigate through the business of flipping houses one house at a time!!  If you’re new here (Hello!!!) or just enjoy walking down memory lane, you can see my 7 previous flip houses here.  Thanks for coming along for the ride as I jump into flip #8!!!  Check out previous posts about this house here and follow along on my insta-stories for more behind the scenes goodness! This post may contain affiliate links.  For more information, see my disclosures here.  

I know you've been eagerly waiting to see the "afters" and although I know some of you have cheated and found the house listing, let's do this!  It's going to be a long post so I can fit it all in, so have a seat, make yourself comfy and stay a while!!

 

 

While we focused the budget inside, we couldn't ignore the exterior all together.  When we bought the house 15 weeks ago, he was dwarfed behind a forest of overgrown shrubbery.

 

 

Aside from landscaping, the exterior got new shutters (which needed to be larger than the previous to cover holes.....), new exterior doors with a great paint color, new lights, and some concrete patching.

 

 

 

Handy dad jumped in to make this adorable house number planter to add a little character to the main entry.

 

 

Inside this house is really where the magic happened.  Normally, I like to save the best for last, but I'm going to shake it up a bit this time and walk through the house like you would when in person, so that means that the first room you get to see is the KITCHEN!!!  EEE!  But first, memory lane.  So much potential in this "before" kitchen, but that's about it.

 

 

I KNEW this kitchen could be the stunner of the home, so I needed to make everyone else see what I could!  I maximized cabinetry, took down the wall between the kitchen and dining rooms, closed off a doorway to the living room, and shuffled the stove location.

 

 

The MOST fantastic thing about this house now is the connection of the spaces on the first floor.

 

 

Before we head into the dining room, we need to visit the main bathroom which is off the kitchen.  It wasn't the worst I had to deal with, but it could be SO much better!

 

 

This new bright, clean bathroom comes complete with original built-in, antique medicine cabinet, and new everything else.

 

 

Heading back out into the dining room, it originally was dark and closed off.  The below view is the view from the living room with the kitchen through the doorway on the right.  The same view as the first "after" pic down below.

 

 

Now open and spacious, I can really see holidays being hosted here whether with family or friends.  It could easily fit a long, expandable table!

 

 

The living room brightened up the second we took down the old paneling, but this room almost feels unrecognizable.

 

 

The old pass-through to the kitchen got closed up to allow space for a wall-mounted tv.  The bigger difference here is with the stairs opened up and the dining room now open to the kitchen, the entire floor feels open and connected.

 

 

Heading upstairs to the 2 bedrooms, the rooms themselves didn't undergo huge transformations, but we all know what miracles paint and details can be!

 

 

The smaller bedroom is worlds brighter with a new door into the *NEW* powder room.

 

 

The original master bedroom didn't seem very masterly to start with.

 

 

I definitely rectified that, however, putting almost 12 feet of closets along the wall.  Just staging it with a queen size bed and nightstands makes it feel so much cozier!

 

 

The biggest change upstairs was definitely in this closet.

 

 

Which is no longer a closet.  The space was perfect for a small jack and jill powder room!  The walls didn't move at all to allow for this space, just some new doorways.  We were lucky that the footprint was already here!

 

 

So what do you think??  Did you see the potential in this house 15 weeks ago?

 

The key to this entire house was MAXIMIZING.  Maximizing the usable space, maximizing it's potential, and maximizing our budget!  We're hosting 2 more open houses this weekend, Saturday and Sunday from 12-1 so if you're in the market, message me for the info!!!

If you made it all the way down here, congrats and THANK YOU!  XOXOXOXO

 

Have an amazing weekend and Thanksgiving week!