Today I’d like to share with you the full reveal of the Hazel St. flip house we worked on several years ago. As you can see from the before and after pics, it turned out to be a really nice house and sold in a record 3 days! My hubby worked with my father in law on this project, and together they did all the work themselves. They really do amazing work (and I like to think my design ideas helped a little too!)
Now that’s better! The siding on the front of the house was actually in good shape so it was just cleaned up a bit. Then a new concrete slab was added along with a new roof.
Judging from the front before pic, you wouldn’t think the back would be this bad – would you? Maybe it was business in the front, party in the back? Who knows – but this place was a total dump! yuck.
All new siding was installed. We added a larger kitchen window (the window left of the far right door) and the guys built a brand new deck. Now the new owners can actually sit outside and enjoy the large yard!
Feast your eyes on this beauty:
The bright red walls and lovely dark crown molding really work in here, don’t ya think? No?
This was a small galley kitchen with not much going for it, so I decided to add some character by installing DIY hardwood floors, adding some shiplap on the walls, and also planking the ceilings and painting them a pretty blue (BM Palladian Blue).
Look how much larger the space looks with those useless soffits removed! I’ve never been a fan of soffits.
The shiplap walls were painted Moth Gray by Pittsburgh Paints.
Ugly kitchens always make for the best before & after pics, don’t ya think?
**tip: in a small kitchen, remove upper cabinets and add open shelves instead – it’s cheaper than cabinetry and it visually opens up the space. win-win!
We added a new larger window to bring more light into the kitchen. Craig installed some beefy farmhouse trim around the window, the old sink was cleaned up and a new faucet was added. Much better!
All new stainless steel appliances finish off the look.
Since this kitchen is so tiny, we added a full height pantry storage cabinet on the right.
New DIY hardwood floors were added for under $1.50/sq.ft, along with new paint and light fixtures.
The bathroom was a hot mess – what, you don’t like that wooden toilet seat? We added shiplap to the wall to bring in some character, new tile floors, and paint (SW Sea Salt).
I honestly don’t know why every builder in America back in the 8o’s thought we all wanted to play Hollywood actress with those dressing room lights. ugh.
New sconces replaced the actress lights. The vanity was actually in good shape. Craig found the missing cabinet door in the closet and reattached and cleaned it all up; then he gave everything a couple coats of dark gray paint (from the oops section of Lowes.) **Tip: the big box stores sell mis-tinted paint for super cheap (usually $5/gallon or less) so check out their “oops” shelves first and you might find a color that will work for your project.
The mirror was from an old dresser I bought off Craigslist, and was painted to match. New white vanity top and faucet complete the look.
The bedrooms were all gross with dingy carpet, ugly walls, and cheap hollow core doors (some complete with holes in them.)
It’s amazing what a couple coats of paint and new carpet can do! We also add new light fixtures throughout the house and new doors & door knobs.
And that’s a wrap!
Since we remodeled this house several years ago, some of the items that were used are no longer available. However, I’ve tracked down some similar items where noted:
Wall color throughout: Moth Gray (Pittsburgh Paints – Menards)
Kitchen ceiling: pine v groove boards ($65 – Menards)
Kitchen & Bath shiplap: 8″ wide pine boards ($381 Lumber Liquidtors)
Kitchen cabinets: Schrock Brookshire in Maple w/Pearl finish ($2228 – Menards)
Kitchen countertops: Wilsonart Laminate Madura Pearl ($330 – Menards or Lowes)
Kitchen open shelves: corbels
Kitchen light over sink: cage light $15
**tip: if possible, always buy your appliances as a package deal – you can save tons of money that way! We bought all 4 stainless steal appliances in this kitchen from Lowes for $1738 (including tax!)
Bathroom sconces: Hamptom Bay Sadie Sconce $29
Bathroom faucet: Delta $39
And there you have it – one ugly duckling house transformed into a pretty swan, and sold in 3 days! Now I just hope Mouse House sells that fast 🙂 Let me know if you have any questions – and I’d love it if you could pin & share on Facebook!
UPDATE | Check out our current flip (Mouse House) here:
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