This is the last stop on the “after” tour of our 8th flip! Just in time, because we officially sold the house yesterday – yippee!!
Here we go. At the top of the stairs there is a little hallway – from this point of view, straight ahead are two bedrooms, to the right is the guest bathroom, and I’m taking the picture from the master suite.
Let’s go check out the bedrooms, shall we?
The first bedroom faces the street and has lots of funky angles – depending on your point of view, the quirkiness is either charming or it isn’t.
That’s something we learned with this house – quirkiness can be good or bad, just depending on the buyer, so try to avoid quirks when flipping houses so that it appeals to the largest number of people. Sad face.
Directly opposite the front bedroom is the second bedroom, which overlooks the backyard.
Fun fact – these wood floors on the second floor are all original!!
I thought it was just a nasty subfloor, and I have never been happier to have been proved wrong. We just had to have them patched in a few places, and I think they turned out really great!
Another fun fact – the way the house was originally built, you could only open the door to one bedroom at a time, or else they would hit each other and you could literally get stuck in the hallway or in a bedroom. That, my friends, is a bad quirk.
You can kind of see in the photo below that the bedroom doors (in the background of the photo) don’t really play nice with one another.
Luckily this quirk is one that we were able to fix by changing the swing of one of the doors, and shrinking it a bit so that it would swing under a support beam. Good times.
The two guest bedrooms share this bath at the top of the stairs:
I’m totally in love with how it turned out! This is the first time we’ve done tiled wainscoting and it’s definitely going to make an appearance in future houses. We also tiled the entire wall behind the vanity.
This terrible photo below is the only one I could find that shows the light fixture – it doesn’t really look that amazing in this photo but in person it’s killer.
Oh, and remember how we had this fun surprise when we removed the vanity?
This little set of stairs leads to the master suite:
A master suite that originally had sparkly popcorn ceilings. Unfortunately the glitter isn’t quite catching the light in this photo, but I can assure it was there.
We opted for recessed lighting instead of fixtures in all of the bedrooms because the ceilings are on the low side – but now the rooms are all nice and bright!
A small bathroom is connected to the master bedroom, and it was really terrible.
The ceiling has a slope that makes placement of the vanity and shower really tricky.
Luckily, I think we figured it out and made the most of the space. The shower stayed in its original location but we changed it from a tub to a walk-in shower.
The vanity moved completely, and we added a little makeup area at the end so that the sloped ceiling made some sense (which we chatted about here). The grain in the vanity shows up more in the photo than it does in real life, and I’m really, really happy with the way the vanity turned out (even after my near meltdown when the painter prepped the vanity for paint instead of stain).
We tucked away the shampoo niche into the pony wall so that all of the showering necessities are hidden from sight.
The toilet moved by the door, and I think it might have been better if I’d turned it the other way, so that the back of the toilet was against the wall with the towel hooks. But it’s better than where I originally placed it (yes, we had to move it, ugh!), which was much closer to the wall with the towel hooks – once it was in place it was obvious that a tall man would have a hard time with that placement due to the sloped ceiling, ha. But where it is now is just fine. :)
Remember when it looked like this?
Here are a few close up shots for you guys.
The electricians were baffled by the sconces, but they thought they looked really cool – me too!
And the herringbone floor is definitely something that turned out spectacular – we’ve already repeated it in the kitchen of our 9th flip, and the kitchen of one of the rentals that we bought this summer.
We made the window as large as we could (there is a vent on the roof right outside the bathroom that we didn’t want to see from inside) and it definitely lets more light into the space.
If I had to pick a favorite part of the house, it would definitely be the master bathroom. It turned out just as I’d hoped.
And that’s it!! The 8th flip is done and gone – how do you think it stacks up to our previous flips?