This is Kendra’s flip house, the first completed 2021.
She worked very hard on this one, adding 600 square feet for a master bedroom and bath.
Real Estate Agent & House Flipper:
She’s been a real estate agent for over 20 years and in that time she has seen a lot of unloved houses.
My daughter loves houses. She envelopes them in her arms and whispers: I will fix you up and make you shine again.
I like to decorate them. Kendra goes further. She completely renovates them and makes them beautiful from top to bottom, inside and out.
The House In Brookside:
So here we go with the front of the finished house in this Brookside neighborhood.
Kendra stained the ceiling of the small porch the same color as the wood flower containers she had one of her guys build.
She painted the door and accents gray. Resurfaced the porch.
And she added a new light, street number and mailbox to make the house look updated and spiffy.
Here Is The House Before:
And below is after, many months after she bought it.
And below we see the inside of the house. It opens from the small front porch right into the living room, like many houses of that era.
This is the staged living room. As you can see the living room opens up to the dining area.
She tore down walls and really opened up this space.
Here is a closer look at the dining space. And then the kitchen right next to it.
It was once a tiny kitchen, but she reconfigured it.
Detailed Molding Was Added:
She added molding to the ceiling in here and then painted it gray.
The dining space opens up to the French doors. Which then leads to the backyard.
A Commissioned Chandelier:
She commissioned someone she found on Etsy to create the chandelier over the dining table.
The Updated Kitchen:
The kitchen is all white with stainless steel appliances. She tells me that when she’s helping someone purchase a house, every person asks to see white kitchens only.
She chose gold hardware for the cabinet doors and drawers, which picks up the color of the chandelier in the dining area.
In the above photo, on the right, you can see where she began to add the additional square footage beyond the kitchen.
A bar cart was added in that space which opens to the laundry room and master bed and bath.
The Added Square Footage:
This is the area that leads to the new spaces. She decided to put chairs here and style it as a conversation area.
It could also be used as an office or play room.
Above you see the new laundry area. It’s a good sized space.
The Master Bedroom:
This is the master bedroom. It is the only room where she added carpet.
The Master Bathroom:
This is the new master bath, which easily accommodates two people at one time. She went with silver detailing in here.
There’s a big walk-in shower.
The Other Two Bedrooms:
Here is one of the two other bedrooms. This room looks out onto the street.
The Other Bathroom:
This is the fully remodeled bathroom.
Kendra had the bathtub resurfaced to look brand new.
This is the third bedroom.
Here is the new deck and air conditioning system she added. It had to be larger to accommodate the additional square footage.
This house has a big backyard if someone wanted to add a swimming pool or pond or whatever. I wouldn’t know what to do with this much yard!
She’s already at work on her next flip. It’s really a favor to another realtor, whose mother originally owned the house. It’s not one of the older houses like she usually flips, but in a different type of neighborhood.
The woman’s sister lives across the street and she asked Kendra if she’d be willing to buy and renovate it. She knows how much love she puts into these flip houses.
As you can imagine, I’m very, very proud of Kendra. We both love houses and decorating. And now she’s taken up gardening as well.