flashback flip: twin part three
I have three favorite transformations to witness during a renovation:
- refinished hardwood floors (even better if they were previously hidden under carpet)
- renovated kitchens
- renovated bathrooms
You've already seen the hardwood floors here, so now it's time for kitchen and bathrooms!
We lucked out in the kitchen in a few areas: the appliances were relatively new and all in good working condition (with the exception of the dishwasher), the cabinets were also in good share and just needed to be cleaned up. So what did we do? We took down the wallpaper (there was actually a second layer of equally dizzying wallpaper underneath the one you see in the photos!), painted the walls, replaced the dishwasher, added new hardware to the cabinets, replaced the countertop, sink, and faucet, and staged.
What did we do? We painted the walls a neutral color, replaced the toilet, vanity, mirror, and lighting, and removed the old window treatment. Here's also an example of a the big impact of little things. We changed out all of the faceplates, doorknobs, and hinges throughout the house, and it brought a really clean and fresh feel to the home.
What did we do? Everything. We took down the old tile, painted the walls, put in a new bathtub and fixtures, tiled the floor, tiled the shower walls, and replaced the toilet, vanity, mirror, and lighting.
Take Away Tips:
- Bang for your bathroom buck: bathroom renovations (especially powder rooms) don't have to be expensive. And let's be honest, bathrooms are one of those places in a home that buyers want to believe no one has ever stepped foot before. Fresh paint, a new toilet ($100-$200), a new vanity ($150-$300), and new faucet ($75-$150) can completely transform a bathroom. As I explained in my last post, the cost of your supplies (when variable) should depend on the value of the home. This flip was on the lower end of our typical price range, so these estimates reflect that.
- Change the hardware: if you can't or don't need to do anything else in the kitchen, just updating the cabinet hardware can give the entire space a facelift and change the vibe.
* after photos courtesy of Moments by DeWi