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Thursday, July 15, 2021

More Bits and Pieces

I thought I would show pics of the mini flip at Mom's of just the kitchen today, and decided before and after shots would be the easiest way to do it.



Kitchen as it was before the flip. The cabinetry is all solid wood and much higher quality than we could have replaced them with, so we decided to keep them. 


Post flip


Stove and Microwave


Same view with the pocket door to the dining room closed


Tight shot of  Corian counters, blacksplash, window sill, and molded sink

Tighter shot showing the quartz counter top, new under mount sink, tile backsplash, and new faucet and new windowsill


Family dining area centered in a bay window


Post flip but a narrower view. Paint and a new light fixture is all that really changed.
 We kept my grandmother's table in the eat -in area just to give it some scale. It their table when she and my grandfather were first married in 1918. Neither my sister nor I could use it in our homes, but after the house sells it is going to my cousin's daughter.  I am just happy for it to stay in the family.


View from the dining room door


Same view but slightly different angle

You might or might not have noticed there is no picture showing the refrigerator. It is on the other side of the room but we had a little snafu. The new quartz countertop is a tiny bit wider than the previous Corian was. The refrigerator was always a tight fit, but now it will not fully recess into its "hole". We are waiting for a little adjustment, which is the last piece of the puzzle before we can list the house.

Fingers crossed it happens soon. Though this house has been a big part of our  lives since we were kids, we are ready to lock the door and hand the keys over to another family, who will hopefully love it as much as Mom and Dad did.



 

28 comments:

  1. It looks fantastic! I have solid oak cabinets so when I re-did the kitchen I had them re-faced rather than torn out. I'm sure it will sell quite quickly as you've done so much of the work for the new owners.

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  2. I LOVE those cabinets, both before, AND after. The after really brightens up the area, though, doesn't it? Best of luck with the sale.

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  3. The white cabinetry makes such a difference! And I love the new light fixture. Did you do that all yourselves?

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    1. We hired everything out to various folks. I have the best handyman in the world!

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  4. It looks fantastic Anne! What a difference the light cabinets make. You've really done a fantastic job with the place. I hope you can get it listed soon, I think it will sell fast.

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    1. It looks much fresher! As soon as the counter top guy gets the tiny bit removed from the side and we can get the fridge back in as it is supposed to be then it will be ready!

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  5. The white cabinetry makes a huge difference in making it look modern & fresh, and brightens the entire room!

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    1. It does add a lot of light. The kitchen faces East and gets great morning sun, but it can be very dark in the afternoon. The light cabinets change that.

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  6. Wow, such a difference in the dark verses white cabinets. It really lit the kitchen up. I love the new sink and faucet. I’m glad the table is staying in the family. What a treasure.

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    1. I am thrilled she wanted the table. All we ever wanted was for it to stay in the family (and I secretly wanted to not have it in my basement)

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  7. Oh I love the kitchen!!
    I don't usually like painting nice wood cabinets, but the white really brightened up the kitchen. I love the quartz and the sink too. Very nice.
    Can I hire you to redo my kitchen? ;)

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    1. Painted cabinets are on trend right now, so that is what we went with.
      There is a reason I am not a professional flipper!

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  8. I really like what you did with the kitchen. That was a snazzy light from the 50's?

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  9. That looks amazing. I am super impressed at your vision - and at the tradespeople you have found.

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  10. Thank you. I can generally see through things. Some of the people we hired were great, others? Well some is so much better than none!

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  11. Such a lovely spacious kitchen! The white painted cabinets really brightens up the space!

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    1. It is a very nice kitchen, roomy yet not too big that you spend all of your time walking!`

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  12. You and your sister certainly did a great job! I hope, it sells quickly and the new owners enjoy it as much as your parents.

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    1. That is what I am hoping too! They loved the house and my wish is that whoever buys it falls in love with it too.

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  13. Wow, I just looked at the photos in both posts. Amazing makeover! I'm sure it will sell quickly. You did a fantastic job!

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  14. Oh that kitchen looks just lovely. So nice and fresh. I'm sure it'll sell in a day!

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    1. It is definitely brighter. I don't really care when it sells, I just want it sold!

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