One of these days I am going to flip some houses, but until then I have had my fair share of redoing a few projects of my own. About 4 years ago my family was living in a house that was about 900-square feet. We had two labs, as well as a 2-year old and a 5-month old. We were cramped to say the least! So when we saw a “For Sale By Owner” sign in front of a ranch-style home (about 1600 sq. feet), in our favorite neighborhood, and just across the street from Papa, I said to Scott, “I sure hope we like what it looks like inside because that’s our house.” Well, the house was a blast from the past (the 70’s to be exact) but with a little TLC we were able to make it our home for a couple of years. Here’s some the work we did.
Living Room Before. The popcorn ceiling had to go. So did that wall between the living room and kitchen to open things up!! Also notice the dark trim. I painted all the walls light brown and the trim white. We replaced the doors with white doors. Immediately our house was updated. We also added crown molding to the main living areas and changed out light fixtures.
Living Room After
Kitchen Before #1
Kitchen After #1. Had we planned on staying longer I would have painted the kitchen cabinets black and then distressed them. We took out the original linoleum and put down hardwood floors. We also added new granite countertops.
Kitchen Before #2
Kitchen After #2
If you’re wanting a change in your living environment maybe adding a different coat of paint to the walls, changing out some light fixtures, or painting trim is just the change you are looking for!