I started writing this post three days ago before my computer died. I originally wrote that we were “2 days away from listing!”…. but fast forward to this morning and I can say that the flip house went live on MLS last night around dinner time and we’ve already had one showing this morning! I hope that’s a sign of this being a quick sell.
So here we are with the final reveal.
Remember the sad, heart-breaking before?
If you recall, I had the green roof to work with so I went with a warm white exterior and gray doors and shutters. (Pardon the harsh lighting and shadows. We were in a time crunch to get these taken and to our realtor.)
The view from the backyard is so beautiful. It’s wooded and has a creek, then beyond that is farm land. In order to get our houses at the higher end of the comps we decided to add a deck.
The hardest part about adding a deck was figuring out where to put the access to the deck. There was no room off the back of the house except from the bedrooms, but I didn’t think it would be best to have the only access to a deck be through a bedroom.
I wanted to make a walkway between the utility/laundry room that is off the carport, but unfortunately the water heater and electric panel were in the way and it wasn’t in the budget to move those. The compromise was to make a door off of the laundry/utility room. The deck turned out great and I am so glad we decided to add it. Whoever buys this house will really get to enjoy the view!
The kitchen cleaned up very nicely with a fresh coat of paint, new stone countertops and a crisp and clean backsplash that goes up and over the window.
New floors and fresh paint (after sanding, mudding, sanding, priming, priming, priming…) gave the bedrooms, living and dining spaces a fresh, clean look. It feels like a new build it’s so crisp and clean!
If you have a house with only one bathroom, it better be a pretty dang good bathroom, am I right? I wish I had better before pictures because it felt so small, and it is small, but now it feels much wider and roomier than it did before. And to be truthful, these after photos don’t do it justice. It was such a hard space to photograph, but it is spacious and luxurious!
Next time around I’d like to accessorize and stage a little bit to bring some life to the house. Other than that, what do you think?!
Now I’m going to hold my breath until it’s sold. If you have any questions about the house, feel free to contact me in the comments or by email! emilykirkmorrison at gmail dot com.