"The Whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is LOVED before it exists."
We are continually on the lookout to buy what I call the sad puppy houses. The ones that have such great potential but just need a little love & attention. If you want to keep up to date on our construction projects, please check us out on Instagram.
Our first flip, was challenging. Not only because it was the first "official" home we flipped but also because the entire basement had been gutted due to water damage. The power to the entire house had been turned off which was required for the sump pump to keep the water out of the basement. We replaced the entire heating & plumbing and most of the electrical. Upon project completion, downstairs we provided a finished basement with a laundry room, bonus room & bathroom. All the lighting fixtures & door hardware was replaced to give the home a more modern feel. The flooring in the kitchen was updated with a modern white wash look plank tile & a stone hexagonal backslash was added to compliment the existing cabinets. We provided full construction coordination & did the majority of the finish work on this project. Yes, two girls put up thousands of SF of drywall, tile flooring, backsplash, lighting fixtures, hardware & painted the whole interior.
For this project, we provided our clients full architectural & interior design services as well as construction supervision on a weekly basis. This ground-up home is a modernized version of a more traditional salt box style New England home. The interiors are both traditional & modern with shaker style cabinets, commercial grade porcelain tile, & warm wood flooring throughout. The kitchen sink, for example, was a modern stainless steel version of a traditional farmhouse sink. The heart of the home is anchored by the wood stove & the large opening to the second floor. The roof & siting of the home was designed for optimal solar gain on solar panels & south facing windows.
Oh Norman. When we purchased Norman he looked like an old man stuck in the 70's. We joked it's where the 70's went to die. But over time we were able to dress him up in a nice new suit & send him out into the world. We got to break out our power tools on this project! It was very exciting! We installed all the kitchen cabinets, trimwork, flooring and we once again painted the entire interior ourselves. The laundry was relocated from the bedroom to a utility room. With the original home being built in the 1960's we felt that the cabinetry style should harken back to the '60's mod & adding the era appropriate penny tile backslash.
The Next Adventure
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” Helen Keller
“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.” Amelia Earhart