Our New Home is a Flipped Home

A lot of people were surprised that I opted to buy a house that seems so… done. And honestly, I was too. But don’t you worry, I’ll still find lots to do. Some of it involves the purchase of a brad nailer that I am VERY excited about. πŸ™‚ In the meantime though, someone else already did TONS.

The before and after pictures of our new home are absolutely insane, so I thought I’d share a few today.

It went from this….

front of house

to this….

front of house after

…in just a few months thanks to the work of a local house flipper (I believe this was just his third flip- which is pretty impressive due to the quality of the work and overall turnaround time!).

For the interior, I don’t have shots that line up exactly, but you can get the idea.

Here’s a tiny (sorry!) before of the dining area looking in to the kitchen:

kitchen pre flip.jpg

And the much bigger after:

french country kitchen

And from the kitchen looking in to the dining area:kitchen before flip

And the the pretty unrecognizable after:

dining area- flip house

He changed the entire layout of the kitchen- moving the fridge to a different wall to open up more counter space in the prep area.

I’m a teeny bit sad he removed that brick arch, I would have liked to see it white washed, but he did leave one of the original beams and that baby is gorgeous.

Here’s a shot of the living room before:

living room before flip

And now….

after pictures living room- acid stained concrete

You can see through this picture and the redone dining area image that he added a door to the basement area, popped out a coat closet, and basically tore everything to the studs besides that brick wall.

The living room floor is actually acid stained concrete- the farmer’s porch, walkway, and patio are al stamped concrete. All of which I find to be super cool, and it turns out the flipper is (surprise!) a concrete worker. πŸ™‚

My immediate instinct is to white wash that brick wall because the red just feels super harsh to me, but I’m going to furnish and decorate the room and live with it for a few months before I decide. I gotta tell you though, a big part of me just wants everything in the whole house white white white. That being said, I only plan to paint two rooms: the master bedroom (white!) and the third bedroom (navy!). The third bedroom will be used as our study/movie room for at least a few years while we save money for an addition.

So basically, this house has been gutted down to the studs and completely redone with new new new everything. What do you think?!

 

 

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14 thoughts on “Our New Home is a Flipped Home

  1. looks great–so glad they kept a beam in the living room! My mom keeps talking about stamped concrete…I had never heard of it before, but apparently it’s all the rage :).

  2. How amazing that the house you’re found was already flipped! My parents just bought a home and are flipping it and it’s been a lot of work and headache so far but it will be worth it in the end! Congrats! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I love the brick! And I didn’t think you did white!! Haha enjoy, much deserved. Luv u guys!

  4. Stephanie,
    Your home is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us. Congratulations to you your Hubby and furry family. We bought our lake home from a flipper. After years of working on our first home, it has been fabulous to walk in and enjoy our second home. We have owned it for a few years and are just beginning to add our own personality to the house. In the summer we do not work on the house we only play.
    Happy Creating in your new home,
    Karen Marie

  5. WOW! How exciting! Yes, there is a lot of character that you can add. He just gave you a cleaner blank slate with less big messes!

    I had a HORRIBLE faux brick wall in our living room that we painted quickly with the intention of tearing down and we loved it and left it. There are many options, but some are not reversible!

    Are you going to put in a wood stove? We love ours and save so much money!

    Hopefully we will get out your way this summer!

    • We aren’t sure about a wood stove yet– we’re going to go a full winter I think before deciding to get a sense for heating bills and stuff. We are researching wood, pellet, and propane (the house has propane heat on the 2nd floor already).

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