Hazel St. Flip House: Before and After

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!)

front exterior:

Hazel flip house exterior before
before
Hazel flip house exterior after | The Harper House
after

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.

back exterior:

Hazel flip house exterior before | The Harper House
before

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.

Hazel flip house exterior after | The Harper House
after

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!


 

Interior:

Feast your eyes on this beauty:

Hazel flip house kitchen before | The Harper House

The bright red walls and lovely dark crown molding really work in here, don’t ya think? No?

Hazel flip house kitchen before | The Harper House

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).

Check out this awesome farmhouse kitchen makeover! Before & afters of the whole house |The Harper House

Look how much larger the space looks with those useless soffits removed! I’ve never been a fan of soffits.

Check out this awesome farmhouse kitchen makeover! Before & afters of the whole house |The Harper House

The shiplap walls were painted Moth Gray by Pittsburgh Paints.

Similar barn light fixtures here.

Ugly kitchens always make for the best before & after pics, don’t ya think?

This ugly kitchen was completely transformed for under $5k |The Harper House

Check out this awesome farmhouse kitchen makeover! Before & afters of the whole house |The Harper House
door paint: BM Stratton Blue

Check out this awesome farmhouse kitchen makeover! Before & afters of the whole house |The Harper House

**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!

Check out this awesome farmhouse kitchen makeover! Before & afters of the whole house |The Harper House

Hazel flip house kitchen before | The Harper House

Check out this awesome farmhouse kitchen makeover! Before & afters of the whole house |The Harper House

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!

Hazel flip house kitchen before | The Harper House

Check out this awesome farmhouse kitchen makeover! Before & afters of the whole house |The Harper House

All new stainless steel appliances finish off the look.

Hazel flip house kitchen before | The Harper House

Check out this awesome farmhouse kitchen makeover! Before & afters of the whole house |The Harper House

Since this kitchen is so tiny, we added a full height pantry storage cabinet on the right.

Check out this awesome farmhouse kitchen makeover! Before & afters of the whole house |The Harper House

Hazel flip house living room before
previous owners left us a fish tank – how nice

Check out this awesome diy makeover! Before & afters of the whole house |The Harper House

New DIY hardwood floors were added for under $1.50/sq.ft, along with  new paint and light fixtures.

Hazel flip house living room before

Check out this awesome diy makeover! Before & afters of the whole house |The Harper House

wow! amazing transformation of this ugly bath - check out before & after pics of the whole house | The Harper House

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).

ugly bath remodel - before

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.

wow! amazing transformation of this ugly bath - check out before & after pics of the whole house | The Harper House
please excuse my horrible photography skillz

 

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.

Hazel St flip house bedroom - before

The bedrooms were all gross with dingy carpet, ugly walls, and cheap hollow core doors (some complete with holes in them.)

Hazel St. flip house bedroom - check out before & after pics of the whole house | The Harper House

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:

SOURCES: 

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 faucet: similar – Moen Wetherly $119Pfister Portland $120Pfister Marielle $114

Kitchen knobs & pulls: similar – pulls & knobs

Kitchen open shelves:  corbels

Kitchen barn lights: barn light $35 mounted from the ceiling, not an angle (Menards) similar version on Amazon

Kitchen light over sink: cage light $15

Kitchen appliances: similar: fridge,  stove,  microwave, dishwasher

**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

Family room drum light: similar & similar


 

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 πŸ™‚  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:

Mouse House Intro | Mouse House Interior | Mouse House Master Bath 

Shiplap Week | Painting the Shiplap

 

Thanks for reading!

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*some links are affiliate links. you don’t pay any extra, but I make a small commission proving to my hubby that I can actually make a small amount of money blogging. win-win!

 

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46 Comments

  1. Love love love it! I especially love what you did with the bathroom! And that kitchen! Beautiful.

    1. thanks so much Sam! The after pics are always better when the befores are super ugly – LOL πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I’m so glad I came across your website. Its so inspiring. It makes me want to tackle projects in my own home. Looking forward to more!

    1. aww, you just made my day Lisa! Thanks so much for your sweet comment! I’m a new blogger so it’s always fun to hear that people are actually reading my posts, LOL πŸ™‚ And even better that I could offer you a little encouragement! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

    1. thank you Elise – taking out those soffits and adding the open shelves really helps to open up the space. thanks for visiting!

  4. Wow, that is one huge and amazing transformation! Would you be interested in sharing this on my blog hop?

    1. Absolutely Betty! I’d be happy to share on your blog hop – I’ll head over now. Have a great night πŸ™‚

  5. What a stunning transformation! It’s sad to see a house in such disrepair. I’m glad you could bring it back to life, and then some. It’s lovely throughout.

    (I found your post on Hometalk)

    1. thank you so much Alys! Yes, unfortunately some people just don’t take care of things. We have rental properties too and have had a few bad tenants who not only didn’t pay the rent, but also trashed the place when they left! It’s just something we have to deal with though… Thanks so much for visiting πŸ™‚

  6. How much did you purchase and sell this home for? My husband and I are looking at flipping and buying rental properties.

  7. This house reminds me soooo much of the house we recently bought! Dark trim & hollow core doors ev.ery.where! This turned out so great – amazing work! πŸ™‚

    1. I know – don’t you just love those hollow core doors. like, why? why? why? Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  8. Came over here from Hometalk where I loved the kitchen but everything else is sweet too! Our Lowe’s has marked up the prices of their mis-tint paint to $15-20/gallon. It’s ridiculous. Maybe this has already been asked, but what wood do you use for your hardwood floors? I’m assuming you buy planks and sand and stain yourself?

    1. thanks Susan! Yes, my hubby and father-in-law installed the entire kitchen themselves (cabinets, appliances, countertops, shelves, etc…) I am super blessed to have such hand guys in my family πŸ™‚

  9. Your house flip is SO inspiring! I especially loved the neutral bedroom color. Do you remember the name or brand by chance?

    1. thanks so much Shawnda! the paint color used throughout the home was Moth Gray by Pittsburgh Paints. thanks for stopping by!

    1. If the home is small to begin with and really lacking in living space, converting a garage could be doable. However, you would lose value to your home if you do not replace it with another garage especially if you live in a colder climate.

  10. Saw you on Hometalk. What a terrific job you two did and in three days! Where is it located and how much are you selling it for. Do you do this a lot? It is very beautifull.

    1. thank you Brenda, and just to be clear – the construction was not done in 3 days. It took several months to complete, but the house sold after only having it listed for 3 days. Sorry for the confusion! We do flip homes for a living. My hubby does the construction and labor and I do the design. We are very blessed to be able to do this – thanks for stopping by!

  11. This is exactly what I’m looking at purchasing! How much were your materials, reno budget and ROI? I’m thinking of purchasing a very similar home for family to spend summers together, but renovations have to make sense for resale too.

    1. Hi Nicole, we remodeled this house several years ago so I don’t have the numbers in front of me. But we never buy a house unless it’s a STEAL. Go to sheriff’s auctions, talk to neighbors, or keep an eye out for foreclosures or HUD properties. That’s where you’ll get the best deal. For renovations, we do 95% of the work ourselves so while it might take us longer to finish a house – we make much more profit that way since we don’t pay for labor or contractor fees. We also pay cash – so no interest fees either. We’re big Dave Ramsey fans, and we can sleep better at night knowing we don’t have debt. Good luck!

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  13. It looks very nice, but for future reference – NEVER put in installed carpet. It’s just a nightmare to deal with, gets dirty and picks up scents like nobody’s business, a definite no-no for anyone with kids or pets. The entire house should be bare floor, no matter if it’s wood, laminate, vinyl or tile. Then people can decorate to taste with easily removable area rugs.

    1. Thanks for your opinion Jenn, but in our area carpeted floors are in high demand. And as a mom with kiddos, my kids definitely prefer carpet to bare floors (now as teens they love to lay down and watch movies, but even more so as crawlers – much better on bare knees!!)

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