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. 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….
…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:
And the much bigger after:
And from the kitchen looking in to the dining area:
And the the pretty unrecognizable after:
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:
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.
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?!