I’m much overdue on this post. By about a month. But here are some progress photos from the flip. We are about a week and a half away from putting it on the market and we could not be more excited to stick a fork in it and call it done. Here we go… some before and afters for you:
EXTERIOR BEFORE: Purple trim and darkened shingles…
AFTER: Crisp white trim (except at the very top where we need another ladder) and lightened shingles. The shingle mixture is 50% bleaching oil and 50% weathering stain, it’s an immediate difference when you put it on such weathered shingles as ours.
The biggest changes upstairs thus far are new paint and new carpets. We opted to purchase a five gallon bucket of primer and a five gallon bucket of the wall color and then intersperse one of my favorite paint color, Martha Stewart Driftwood Gray in the hallway, living room and bath; everywhere else we used the same color for potential buyers to easily envision themselves in the space. I agonized over the paint color with the carpet sample in the store. And then after it was painted on the wall it wasn’t as perfect a match as I’d hoped. Don’t you hate it when that happens?
BEFORE: The smallest bedroom:
IN PROGRESS: The smallest bedroom with new paint, carpet and brightened window trim:
BLUE BEDROOM BEFORE: One of the ugliest rooms known to man:
BLUE BEDROOM AFTER: Barely a hint of blue in sight!
HALLWAY BEFORE: The hallway and stairs were covered in carpet that was a color in between teal and forest green.
AFTER: The walls were painted Driftwood Gray by Martha Stewart after ridiculous amounts of plastering and the carpet was replaced (we hired Home Depot to do all the carpet… there are some things we know we don’t have the skills for.)
KITCHEN BEFORE: We were really fortunate that we could reuse the cabinets and the countertop, especially since replacing the kitchen is the priciest part of a flip.
KITCHEN IN PROGRESS: Nate, the fabulous builder who constructed our porch, made a spot for the range and opened up the wall into the living room to make the space seem more airy.
The new flooring makes such a difference… don’t you think it’s a lot better than the flowered linoleum?
Hopefully we’ll have it on the market next weekend and I can show you fully staged photos!