Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Flippity Flip...

A while back I showed you a few pictures of our flip house and promised more but I'm just now getting around to it. In the above link you can see a glimpse of the kitchen. Here I was standing in the doorway between the dining room and the kitchen.



There was some kind of awful red vinyl used for the countertops! It wrapped up the walls in one piece and was just terrible. It was falling off the walls in places - see where you can see black? Yeah, the red stuff was falling off.

Here is the shot looking back toward the other end of the kitchen. (I was standing where the fridge will go.)



We'll be painting the cabinets white, adding a dishwasher, replacing the countertops with something simple, and adding a new backsplash - a beadboard maybe? Something inexpensive but cute. This will not be a high priced home so we have to really keep costs down. For the flooring, I'm thinking I might do a black and white checkerboard. Your thoughts? Would you like or dislike that in a home? And the stove is cute and in great working order, but it will go buh-bye too because it's just too taste specific.

11 comments:

Michele said...

backsplash-I'd go with the stick on metal squares, like a brushed stainless look..if you do white cabinets and checkerboard floor, you will need something to off set it...and if you go with stainless appliances, it will blend.

Jessica Ziel said...

The house we have now needs a total kitchen makeover--lots of room, just not well planned. I want to know what you do in here--same type of thing, cute house, but it is a starter home, we can't dump tons of $ in countertops (etc) because if we spend too much, we might not get it back! Interesting! We have the same plan--black and white checkerboard on the floor (I think it is fun--in one of the Martha Stewart Living magazines I saw a beautiful kitchen with this type of floor--feel in love), I want simple white cupboards, add a dishwasher and an island--but I'm stuck on counter tops.

Discount Area Rugs said...

I suggest putting curtains as well -- maybe checkered? It will complete your kitchen makeover.

Abby said...

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PamperingBeki said...

Wow, I've only had this post up for a few hours and have receive spam on it already. :) I feel special...

Karma by Morgan said...

good luck!!!

Beadiful Things said...

lol -- it's spamtastic!

every show on flipping houses always ends up with a beige house -- i know because that's the most neutral thing there is, but...it's also the most boring! black and white checkered floors sound brave and daring!

look forward to seeing more!

ppdesigns said...

i must be totally stoopid but what's a 'flip' house?

ooh i wish i had your big kitchen - ours is tiny we have to tag team it in the kitchen cause you can really only have one person in there at a time...that's the sad thing about living in london - teeny tiny flats!

good luck with your renovations - can't wait to see the outcome!! :)

Vanessa said...

Hi Beki!
I love the idea of a checkerboard floor. I actually have checkerboard patterned floor in my kitchen and family room, although it's cream and a light stone brown ceramic tile, sounds weird, but it looks great, and is nice and neutral. I also have a black and white checked marble look in one of my bathrooms too! It's a really tiny bathroom, and the floor adds alot of charm. Good luck with finishing the renovations!

Danielle said...

Hi Beki,
Your ideas sound cute, I think the checkerboard floor would keep in the reto style of the kitchen.

I am so excitted I found your blog , we were on the boutique pregnancy board together.
I can still remember your still no baby posts towrd the end.

Nice to see you, I see you have a etsy shop now, off to shop it!

Lisa Knight said...

What you don't like the red counter top on the walls??? Doesn't the warn spots give it character??? Ok, really I am kidding! I'd have ripped it all out!!! If you are going with bead board, go for the solid panels, the tongue & groove stuff is so not sanitary in a kitchen (guess what I have :) ). I think it'll be adorable with white cabinets & checkered floor! Can't wait to see the afters.