We are really enjoying our new house flipping business. In the past 2 years exactly we have completed 2 homes and are on our way to our 3rd. Keep in mind this is a side job we do in addition to raising our 4 children and our full time Real Estate Sales and Property management business. We love working together on the design and I love scouring the internet to try to find the best deals out there. I must say though that without a doubt probably 90% of our selections and materials have come from Home Depot. So much so that I think this Blog might have to be dedicated to our Home Depot scores. 🙂 Follow us and I will fill you in on the best way to save money when doing a renovation and how to utilize the internet, sales, coupons, discounts and all to save you the most.
Ranch Renovation #1 521 Windemere
This past October we began a new venture. With all the free time we have in between full-time Real Estate Sales jobs, our property management company, 4 kids including a 2 year old, coaching soccer, flag football, and a bit of volunteering we decided we needed a new hobby.
Closing Date October 9, 2015 (My Birthday)
Here are some photos of the before and afters
Here is the after. What do you think?
Glass Globe Pendants by West Elm
We opted for a simple double door cabinet depth refrigerator and by adding a built in microwave and wine fridge we were actually able to save on the cabinet design budget. To the left of the refrigerator we created a large double stacked pantry cabinet. By adding rollout shelving this space offers excellent storage.
Large open plan great for entertaining. We opted not to paint the fireplace to allow the homeowner to white wash it the color of her choice. Didn’t she do a great job?
The house was originally a 4 bedroom home but only had 1750 Sf. We were hesitant to remove one of the small bedrooms but in the end we were glad we did as we were able to add the larger master bath and an amazing closet and office/sitting room off the master.
Here are a few before and afters of the simple bedrooms
What drew us to the home was the backyard potential. The yard was overgrown but had some gorgeous old dogwood and cherry trees. It also had an in ground pool and nice concrete patio with built in fire pit and grill. We just needed to clean it up a bit to be able to find those gems.
What do you think of the transformation?
We painted the concrete patio with Olympic wood & concrete paint and used the light restoration in the gray marble color. We were only able to do the patio and not around the pool as it takes several days without rain and we did not have many rain free weeks this past winter. Pool patio will be done at a later time.
Demo-Jeff, Jimmy, Toby & Tyler Richardson
Carpentry — Joe Piver: 910-520-5899
Electrician — John/Petros w/Applied Power Electric: 910-262-1992
Plumbing — Residential Plumbing Service: Kevin 910-443-8308
Exterior Painting — Ricki Gomez 910-231-9271
Interior painting- Surface Effects Painting: Chris Parrish 910-622-5488
Tile — Rothi Simmons: 252-521-4214
Landscaping —Sam’s Landscaping: 910-619-1244
Pool liner/pump — Dot w/Pool Specialist: 910-395-5699; Service Chris 910-620-3226
Kitchen Design-LisaJackowski at the Home Depot 210 Eastwood Road
Cabinet Installation — Greg Rider: 910-612-5828
Interior Design Assitance-Barb Swenson, Nancy Tadlock and Jane Marquard
Photographer Doug with Video Visions
Survey-Port City Geo
Products purchased at
Luxury Vinyl plank -Carpet Smart-
Tile from home depot and Lowes