Monday, July 27, 2009

Flip house - before and after pictures!

Wheee! This is my favorite part of flipping houses.
Being done with them.
I've done a lot of work on our previous houses.

But this one was done mostly by The Man and his partner, Roger. (GB, if you're reading this, thank you for letting us steal your husband for so many months!)
I did a fair amount of peeling wallpaper and painting, but that's about it.

I apologize, in advance, for so many pictures. There's just no other way to do it.
If you're on dial up, I'm so sorry!

In January, I originally posted the before pictures.
It took longer than we wanted to get it all done but it always does.
It was pretty gagtacular.
The outside before -

and after. (we scraped and painted the house, did a fair amount of work on the overhang on the porch)


Step in the front door and look into the living room, toward the kitchen.
Before -

and after. There is no dining room so we knocked a big hole in the wall to open it up, and The Man made a table top to fit in there. You can now seat 4 barstools under it and have an eating area! New flooring, installed overhead lighting where there was none...


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

and after.


Standing in the kitchen entry looking into the kitchen. Before -

and after.


Pan down to the left a bit. Before -

and after. New everything. cabinets, countertops, sink, paint, flooring, appliances, window, light fixtures.


Fuzzy ceiling fan has been replaced. Before -

and after.


Standing at the other end of the kitchen, looking back toward the entry. The door with the green curtain leads to the garage. Before -

and after.


In the bathroom. Before -




and after. New flooring, new toilet, new light, (still need to install a mirror above the sink) new paint, new baseboards, new shower...

(this is a more accurate color depiction. It's very light aqua.)



This beauty of a light fixture in the hallway has been replaced. Cobwebs in the corner removed. Before -

and after.


I never showed you the three bedrooms before.
They're fairly small, and pretty nondescript. Just cute, basic, little rooms.
But they were as icky as the rest of the house.
Here are the afters.
Bedroom 1.

Bedroom 2. This one was tricky. When we bought the house, the washer and dryer hook ups were in the closet of this bedroom.
It took quite a bit of work, but the guys moved the washer and dryer space to a little cubby that is accessible from the hallway now.
It will hold a stackable front loading unit.
And this bedroom gets the closet back. It just makes way more sense this way.
Before -

and after.

Bedroom 3. (this one has a big walk in closet off to the right of the picture, but I didn't get a picture of it. And it still needs the light fixture put up, I think.)


Outside, there's a patio, huge workshop, and nice big yard.
Before -

and after.


It's a quiet street with a dead end, so not much traffic. On one side of the house is a neighbor, but on the other side is a nice park!
Anyone want to move to Kansas? We're asking $80,000 (or so...)

Whew. We're exhausted. Those tv shows don't show how much work flipping a house truly is. So.Much.Work.
But so rewarding too.

74 comments:

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Great job! It sure is a lot of work and I hope you make enough $$$ to celebrate when it is sold! I'm sure you'll make some family VERY happy with your efforts!!

Polka Dot Moon said...

You guys did a fantastic job!! I'm sure all you hard work and sweat will give you a big payoff!!!

Ang said...

MY jaw is dropped! I get exhausted painting a room in our home! WTG you guys, absolutely beautiful, beautiful work.

Venezie Bags said...

WOW - a job well done. That's for sure! The fuzzy fan skeeved me out - ewwwwww!

Good luck with the sale!

Chigger Hill Cottage said...

Love the pics! We're BUILDING a new house and I've been keeping a picture journal. Maybe I should BLOG about it! You have inspired me once again! Love the post.

Chigger Hill Cottage said...

oops!...btw, beautiful job! well done! I forgot to tell you that

Chigger Hill Cottage said...

oops!...btw, beautiful job! well done! I forgot to tell you that

Mandi @ It's come to this said...

My husband & I have flipped a couple homes in the past ... whew - just looking at your pictures reminds me & makes me tired!! Great job! I hope the sale comes quickly!!

jenelisebeth said...

The kitchen looks especially nice. Great job!

Jaime said...

It looks awesome! Definitely looks like it was a TON of work, but fabulous job!

Thanks for sharing. :)

Valerie said...

I enjoyed all of the pictures. Ya'll did a great job. Hope you sell fast!!

Debra from Bungalow said...

WOW, it's wonderful! It must be so much work...it was gross now it's gorgeous. I loved the aqua bath.

peaseblossomstudio said...

Fabulous job! What a crud fest that was before. Now it is lovely!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Great job!

Beadin By The Sea said...

Whoa, what an amazing transformation. I love looking at before/after photos and you've really captured the transformation from "ick" to "wow"!. I hope it sells quickly.

amyflew said...

Wow that's awesome, I will I could get a house that size for that price where we live. Here something like that would probably go for $150,000-$175,000!

Vanessa and Company said...

It's beautiful Beki!
You guys did an awesome job!!
I'm sure it will sell, as quick as a wink!

Princess Caitlin said...

I want that house.
It's so CUTE!!

Y'all did great. :D It looks amazing.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

What a darling house!!! I can't even imagine how much work it was to do, but it turned out fantabulous!

Jennifer said...

*dabbing my eyes* I am SO proud of you! *sniff,sniff*
LOL! GREAT job, Beck and Man!

Jennifer

Erica said...

woooooooooooooow that is awesome! you guys did a fabulous job! that house was quite icky before and it's beautiful now! i pray it sells quickly for you guys!!

Molly said...

WOW!!! I love it, very cozy and cute!!! I would buy it if we wanted to move. How many of these have you guys done? Have a great day!!
~Molly P

Jenny said...

Wow! What a transformation!!! I can't figure out why you didn't want to keep the light fixture in the hallway?? LOL! That thing was ugly! =) Great job on the house!!!

jellybelly*jellybrain said...

I can almost hear Ty saying "Welcome home, pamperingbeki family, welcome home"

Why is it called a "flip" house?
We don't have that expression here?

Trasie Bressler said...

What an awesome job you all did on that house. Hope it sells soon!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

I can't even begin to imagine how much work that was!! Wow. You deserve a big ol' pat on the back, that's for sure. Fingers crossed that you'll sell it soon!

forever folding laundry said...

W-O-W. It doesn't even look like the same house. Great job!!!

~Keri

Hana said...

Great job! I know someone will be very happy w/ their new home! It really came out great and I hope it ends up being worth the work!!

Ruth said...

this is so cute - i want to move over!!!

PamperingBeki said...

Hm. Well *that's* an interesting comment.

Kimba said...

You did such a fantastic job! It looks beautiful! I'm sending you "quick sell" vibes.

Yay you!

Kimba

Heather said...

WOW. Amazing work! What am I doing in Northern California where there's nothing for less than ten times that amount?! Geez Louise.
You are awesome!

Practically Perfect... said...

I am SO impressed. I love looking at before-and-after home photos - thank you so much for sharing!

Casey said...

Very cute!! 80 grand?? I *wish* we could find something that cute and updated for that price here.

(Going to talk hubby into moving to KS)

Wendy said...

{inserting weird comment here}

I loved the kitsch of the old place, if by "kitsch" you mean disgusting fuzz growing on things and grime you're afraid to touch without gloves on. If you could have just added a pig trough in the middle of the living room, it would have been perfect as is. Well, maybe a nice sewage spill in the yard, too. I love the smell of sewage in the morning!

PamperingBeki said...

Wendy, and cat poop. There was a good amount of cat poop in the house. As well as rat poison. (Apparently that cat was worthless!)

Oh, and a dead mouse or two. You know, from all the poison laying around.

It was absolutely disgusting.

John & Elisa Seaba said...

WOW! You guys did an amazing job! That ceiling fan gave me the eebie jeebies!! As for that comment...yes weird!

Taiya said...

Looks great! If I was in Kansas I would definitely check it out! :D

Angie Seaman said...

Beki,

Oh WOW! And oh WOW regarding the "interesting comment" too. I don't even have words for that. Clueless on how to reply. Ha ha! Speechless is more like it.

Great job on the house girl! You guys ROCKED it. Way to go!

Ang
www.angelicagracedesigns.com/blog/
www.angieseamanphotography.blogspot.com

Rebecca on The Homefront said...

Absolutely amazing! I've seen homes I thought were pretty bad before, but that one really takes the cake. What a great job y'all did, I can't imagine the work involved to clean up, tear out, replace and restore.

...wanna come work on my home? ;)

Best of luck with the sale, that's a good price.

Lynns Lovelies said...

WOW!!!Unbelievable difference!!What a great job~~love the before/after pics!!
Best of luck with selling this little gem!
Hugs,
Lynn♥

Laura said...

$80,000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Holy crap...I nearly fell over and spit out my diet coke...
wait...
um...
you can't PARK your car in L.A. for under $80,000.

Honey! Pack up the kids and car! Kansas here we come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
great job

Graceful Moments said...

Great job! I know how much work it is. My husband and I did the same thing...just the two of us. Took four months. It is hard work but so very satisfying when you're finished.

ArtSnark said...

Wow - I am truly impressed. Some great before & after shots!

kraftykash said...

Kiley (my hubby) glanced over my shoulder and said "What an ugly house" so I had to show him all the pictures and explaing that you were flipping. We are both sooo impressed! I bet the neighbors are thankful for you all doing this project!

Spadazzle said...

NIce job! I would live there :)

Christina said...

I am totally amazed. You all must feel so good to see the end result and to look back at the before pictures!
I have been hating (which is very ungrateful and despicable of me) parts of moving into the house we live in...which is a nice house with some minor issues, and "not clean enough" for me (speaking of issues). Thanks for the perspective adjustment.
Congratulations on your accomplishment, it is lovely!

Allen and Debby Graber said...

I did wallpapering for several years and then wanted to try the flip thing. We even wrote a contract on the house, but the owners wanted too much and we figured we wouldn't make enough to sell it as it needed major work. We never did get into it then, but always wanted to. And now my body is too old and creaky to try.

Robynn's Ravings said...

What a fanTAStic JOB!!!!! You took a blower-upper and made it darling!! Do your talents never END?! Someone's gonna get a sweet deal. I can't imagine. $80,000? I live in California. That'll buy you a tiny dump! What a treasure this will be for someone to find. :)

PonderandStitch said...

Wow. It is obvious how much work you put into this project! It looks great!!

paperhill said...

you did an awesome job!! i've always wanted to try this but hubs isn't a handy man ;) hope all is well and congrats on finishing, looks great!

Jujube said...

Love to see makeover all the time.

Well Done

Whitni Ann said...

Wow great job! It looks so nice! Thats pretty random with the washer and dryer inside the bedroom closet, I wonder if it bothered the person who slept in there?

Hope you are having a good week!

-W

Jennifer Paganelli said...

way cool ..love the finished product.
nice job Beki!!

Jill said...

AMAZING!!! GREAT job!!!

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

Wow! What a great flip! LOVE all the photos. Thanks for sharing.

Kasey said...

fabulous job girlie!

traci said...

oh my gosh beki. that is amazing!!! you do an awesome job. it a great house and is going to make someone very happy. wow, i am so impressed. my kids want to do that some day. i will have to show karlie your photos. great job.

sparkled*life said...

Flipping houses is a lot like ministry. You take something that people have abused, haven't cared for, haven't loved in a long time. Take out all the old all the hurt and put love and new beautiful things in. That is what God is all about in our life. Getting rid of the hurt, the junk and the abused spots from others and make us brand new inside! That is what I call Good News!

I am praying you guys will sell your home quickly :)

Blessings!

Doodle Bugs Paper said...

Oh my my!! AMAZING!!!!!!

Maria said...

OMG!!!!! Looove it!!!! We are facing a house makeover ourselves, and it's really very expensive (at least here in my country, I live in Argentina). I love what you did!!!

Jesse said...

OH MY GOSH! Talk about a giant transformation! You guys id an amazing job!

Kandis said...

Great job on the flip house!! Looks good...hope it sells fast for you!!

RobbieLee said...

Great job on the flip! I'm sure it's hard work!

gina said...

WOW!


and WOW what a price difference from here- my sister's house is comparible but selling for 199,900 here in MA.


Great job!!

Tamara Jansen said...

Wow! you guys did an amazing job! Good luck with this endeavour.

Tara said...

ok, please don't take this the wrong way, but I was astonished at how dirty that place was...how do people live like that...it can't be healthy...AND, you did an amazing, wonderful...fantastic job! wow wee..that was some hard work..and it looks 200% better...fingers crossed you will sell it soon!

Tonya said...

I'm sure the neighbors are thrilled that you did this. Looks like a tremendous improvement! Way to go. Move to Kansas... Nah - I already live here.

Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free said...

When you said "gagtastic", honey you weren't kidding! Y'all rocked that remodel--it looks fantastic.

Praying you get a quick sale. :)

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Excellant work, you MUST be tired! I've always thought I would like to try my hand at this...but then I see all the endless work. Good luck with finding the right buyer!
Janell

Joanna @ The Casa said...

From G.R.O.S.S. to Gorgeous! I hope you make a pretty penny for all that work! Great job. No thanks on moving to Kansas, but it won't be hard to sell I'm sure!

Mike LaCava said...

Wonderful work! I also flip houses and I must agree with you when you say, "the best part of flipping houses is being done."

It really is an awesome feeling, especially comparing before and after photos.

Great job creating a beautiful place to live.

Mike

Madi said...

What is the paint color in the bathroom?

Home Renovation said...

Great post! Been reading a lot about renovating houses like this. Thanks for the info here!