Someone asked me the other day if I missed my house and I said, “Actually, no I don’t!” I think with the new exciting adventures ahead, it was the end of a chapter that we were ok closing.
** For those of you who are a little lost, this is a kitchen remodel of our house that we just sold. **
We were so fortunate to have found the house when we did and to be able to sell it when we did. We were completely humbled and grateful that God was so good to us with that home. God provided well beyond our expectations and protected us even when I let fear creep in. He’s a good, good Father!
Here are a few before pictures to give you an idea of where we started:
Since we were ok with the layout, the easiest and most cost effective fix was to hire a carpenter to build new shaker cabinet fronts. We chose Simply White by Benjamin Moore as our cabinet color since that was the trim and door color throughout our entire house. We loved the clean & crisp look this shade of white provides. It is one of my favorites! You really can’t go wrong with this color in my opinion.
I wanted the gold handles to pop against the white cabinets and pop, they did! I’m a huge fan of brushed gold anything and everything. I’m sure there will come a day when gray and gold and subway tile are all out of style but seriously I don’t care. Brushed gold will be a thing for awhile in my household and no one can stop the madness. And the herringbone floor to ceiling wall? That was my favorite part of the remodel! We will definitely be doing another wall of tile again in the near future whether in our house or in a flip. Here are a few more shots of the kitchen, enjoy!
Photos by Madison Richards
Cabinet Paint Color // Simply White, Benjamin Moore
Wall Paint Color // Dark Harbour, Benjamin Moore
Round Bistro Table
Did you know we have been hiding a huge project from you? We just flipped a house! Dustin and I have had many adventures so far in our marriage but this one tops the list. Here are a few common questions that we heard when we told people what we were up to.
What made you decide to flip a house?
The real estate market in Austin is still very strong so we figured it would be a great time to start. Since I love all things design and he knows the market forwards and backwards, we combined our strengths and used our skills to create a beautiful home.
How did you find the house?
We kept our eyes open for the best “deal” we could find and we actually found this listing on the MLS. We had already put in a few other offers on houses we found but since the market is competitive, it took us a few offers to land a house.
Will you do another flip?
Absolutely! We really enjoyed the whole process from searching for the “one” to picking out all of the fixtures and furnishings. We will be on the hunt for the next flip very soon.
/ / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /
I decided to break up my blog posts into 3 parts because there’s just so much to tell you! When we bought the house, it had a tan brick exterior with green trim accents and busy black windows. I’m into the modern black window look but there was nothing modern about these windows. I went back and forth on the exterior color and finally landed on a white & black pallette with a fun pop of color on the door.
As far the as back yard went, we were given a HUGE slab of concrete with a basketball goal on it. Meh. I thought a lot about the slab of concrete. How we were going to utilize it? What could we do with it? How could I make it not look like a huge slab of concrete? I finally landed on painting it with concrete paint from Benjamin Moore (abalone). We wanted to create yet another space to entertain and hang out which is why we added the metal pergola. I feel like it really added a lot of value to the home and was mentioned in some of the feedback that we received from potential buyers. We will definitely do this again in the future to another flip. Next blog post: downstairs. Enjoy the before and afters! (Sorry about the different size photos, we downloaded these before pictures off the MLS).