Saturday, January 17, 2009

Flip House pictures....

I mentioned a while back that we bought a new house to flip. We've been steadily working on it.

It was nasty. Really nasty.
Seriously, I gagged editing these pictures.
Disgusting.

If you're squeamish, don't look.

The front of the house.


Step in the front door and this was the view. That door on the end leads to the kitchen. I've already had that wall taken out to open it up more!


Standing in the kitching entry looking back toward the front door.


Standing in the kitchen entry looking into the kitchen. No wonder they kept it hidden behind that wall!


Pan down to the left a bit.


Fuzzy ceiling fan anyone?


Standing at the other end of the kitchen, looking back toward the entry. The door with the green curtain leads to the garage. Classy built in tv, huh? ;-)


Now we're back in the living room near the front door. If we'd gone to the right we'd go to the kitchen, which is what you just saw. But if you look straight ahead from the front door you see the bathroom and this little hallway.


In the bathroom.


The pedestal sink is the only thing we'll save in here.



There are three bedrooms which I won't show you today. But in the hallway there's a fabulous light fixture if anyone wants it. I'll cut you a great deal! ;-)


Outside, there's a patio with a fence that needs repaired.


And beyond that there is a really nice new workshop! Funny enough, this is spotlessly clean and beautiful!


So there it is, in all it's glory.
It's by far, the nastiest house we've flipped.
But I think it'll require less work than our previous ones too.
It just needed a MAJOR cleaning.

We've already demo'd the kitchen, removed all the cabinets, removed carpet throughout the house, torn down some walls. It already looks completely different than these photos.
I can't wait to show you the after pics though!
You're going to be blown away by the difference.

Update - What are some things you'd do to this house? I'd love to hear your opinions. Budget is very small, so high end things are not an option. (no granite, tile, hard wood, etc.)
We're hooked on flipping houses. You can share what you're hooked on over at Hooked on Houses.
Also click here to see the final pictures of our last flip house! I've had lots of people wanting to see it.

46 comments:

Jessica said...

I cant wait to see the after pictures!

Julie @ blessedwithfive said...

Waiting to see the after pics.

My sister and her hubs flip houses too . . . they have come across some really nasty ones too.

Princess Caitlin said...

I don't know anything about flipping houses, but it looks like this has the potential to be supercute. :)

WAHMgroup said...

Wow that's nasty, I can't wait to see the finished pics.

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Now THAT'S a challenge. I can't wait to see what you do with it!

Hana said...

Gross! Can't wait to see the final result! You gotta lot of work to do! LOL!

BeckyKay said...

Oh my gosh, Beki!! I had no idea!

Can't wait to see it when it's done!

Caitlin said...

Dude, I hope you got this for a steal!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

WOW! I've gotta hang around to see the after photos. That celing fan is..well...wow!

Tess said...

I just had to stop and use my new word... "gagtacular". I bet it'll be awesome though.

Bagladee said...

I'm so excited to see what the after photo's look like. We're doing a conversion at the moment in our loft but only a spec on the horizon compared to what you're doing. x

tscrapper said...

Wow, I'm another one waiting for the after pictures. I love flip your house shows!

tscrapper said...

Wow, I'm another one waiting for the after pictures. I love flip your house shows!

Blessed with Blue said...

I can't wait to see the after pics Beki! You guys have done so awesome with these flip houses!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

How exciting--and challenging! lol Can't wait to see the AFTER pics! Ideas...how about some built in bookshelves, those always seem so nice and classy, and not much to build.

Smiles, Karen

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Wow! You've got a lot of work ahead of you! Hey, at least the shed is nice :) Good luck!

Sweet Nothings said...

Reminds me of our home when we first bought it. We were very optimistic about it...and really had to be. We removed 40 garbage bags full of trash the first night! Crazy! Of course we didn't move in until it was livable.

Good luck with the work! Can't wait to see the after pictures!

Wendy said...

Are you guys doing all of the work yourselves? And wearing rubber gloves and a mask while in there?

Are you going to replace the tub/shower? At my old house I bought an inexpensive fiberglass kit that came in 4 pieces (much easier to get in that way!) that included a nice deep bathtub. Really easy and inexpensive, but it looked great!

Wendy said...

Oops! I forgot to tell you that I found the tub kit at Home Depot.

Cathe Holden said...

Did you find a body yet? I'm not kidding. Eeeuuwwww.

Oh, man, Beki!Like everyone else, I can NOT wait to see the miracle you perform.

oh and yeah, like mentioned before...Masks!

Mia Sophia said...

What a challenge! It figures, though that the workshop is clean! If I didn't have a family to care for my studio would be much cleaner than my house!

Suggestion: I'd put one of those prefab sink cabinet in the bathroom instead of the pedestal sink. It may take up more space but give you storage! You can get them shallow and not too big...at the big home depots and lowes! Good luck! Cant wait to see the finished pics!

Sew Gracious said...

Well, you've got your work cut out for you, but you already knew that. I love the built-in TV above the microwave in the kitchen. Now THAT'S custom! LOL

Good Luck! Can't wait to see your after shots!

Mytutorlist.com said...

Wow, that looks like a LOT of work! You're one brave lady!

I know it will look great when you're done though, so I can't wait to see the pics as it's being done!

Anonymous said...

I think you should make the kitchen yellow....

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

you are amazing to do this....can't wait. Now off to search your archives to find others you have done.

MGF said...

Ya I agree I wanna see the after-
My dad has been dying to flip a house. The market is really low here- so not a good time.

rebel said...

My folks use to do that. It's amazin' what fresh paint and new carpet will do for a place. Can't wait to see your photos as you go along.

Nicole R.J. said...

Wow - what a beaut! Can't wait to see some after shots!

Is that real brick in the kitchen? If you aren't already I'd paint it out and save on having to do a backsplash!

Susan S. said...

Wow.....that's crazy nasty! But has potential and I'm in awe that with your busy life ya'll are taking on this project. You ROCK!
The fan has got to be the grossiest thing in the house. And TOO funny about the workshop! Very curious about WHY it's SO clean.....Can't wait to see updated pictures. Keep us posted!

Kelly said...

Ohhh, I am so envious of you. I have always wanted to flip a house.

I was thinking for the bathroom, it would look cool to have bead board in there. I so wish I lived closer, I would paint the walls for free!! :) Yup, Love to paint!

AS for the kitchen, formica as the counter? I have heard good things about this.

Can NOT wait to see the after pictures!!

Good luck! :)

hollyzhobby said...

i luv watching flip that house

Princess Caitlin said...

YAY! Beki's adopting me!
I'm very useful. You won't regret it.
lol

KU Reunion said...

I would paint the metal work in front all white to freshen it up and bring it into this century :-)

Oh, if only I ran the world...

Robin Lynne said...

Eeek!

I got here from Cathe's blog (Hi Cathe!) and... wow! That's one ... well, there are probably children around, scary house.

We watched an episode of "Real Estate Pros" (the Charleston house flippers - my favorite!) and they had a similar flip going on.

I'll have to come back and see the results!

-Robin Lynne
www.robinlynne.org

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

I have ALWAYS wanted to flip a house. Seriously...I have dreams about it. :) I am so jealous of your nasty house!! HA!

jennifer said...

PAINT! I would love to have a little more color in our rental house but who paints a rental house? Nooooobody, that's who.

I can't wait to see the after pics.

Debby said...

I'm making the assumption that you will be removing all the wallpaper, paneling and fake brick. I don't remember if the ceilings have that horrid popcorn texture but that would need to go, too, if they do.
The only real structural thing I see is that all doorways NEED to be at least 32". That bathroom door looks to be really narrow.
Oh, and you mention not saying that you need ceramic tile, new wood flooring, etc. You probably already know this but those stick down tiles do not stay stuck down. Regular rolled flooring is better is you can't afford to tile.
We're redoing my husband's childhood home. Everything we've needed we've found new at auctions for a fraction of the cost at Lowe's or the like.
Have fun!

Sarah said...

Oh, my Lord! *gag* I don't think I've ever seen so much grime! You are a true visionary to see the beauty in that house. :)

I love the sink in the bathroom and would love to see this place redone with an Arts and Crafts feel: http://ezinearticles.com/?Arts-and-Crafts-Style-Decorating&id=81902

A nice sand carpeting (or berber) with rolled tile floors in the bathroom and kitchen would be a great neutral background. You could add inexpensive crown moulding and trim to make a real feature of it. White appliances in the kitchen with simple maple cupboards would be stunning.

Arts and Crafts design is one of my favourites. With it's 'less is more' philosophy, clean lines, and natural inspiration, I think it's ideal for this little house.

Looking forward to seeing your progress.

erin {tvp} said...

I can't wait to see the after pics!!!

Mayhem said...

Whoa...good luck with that. Can't wait to see the "after" pics!

Anonymous said...

LOL at "gagtacular!"

I'm looking forward to seeing the transformation.

S.

bungalowbliss said...

Oh my. Now *this* takes courage.

Looking forward to seeing this property revamped--good luck!

Holly said...

I always used to watch those flipping shows on TLC, but now that the market has changed, they don't show them as much.
I looked at the before and afters of your other house and it looked great!

Ms. Tee said...

Wow! You definitely have your work cut out for you. Can't wait to see it all finished up!

Jenny@ L.O.T.s of Love said...

Gross and fun! We bought a house the was empty for 18 months...it was clean by those standards!

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Hi there~ Have you seen Pink and Polka dots blog on peel and stick vinyl wood planks? They are very inexpensive and would look great throughout this house. Of course they would be great to stick on that fan, too! Can't wait to see the after pics...
~Misti