Flip #3

The Perfect Mailbox for a Bachelorette Pad

One of the old-school, quaint things I love about Mac’s neighborhood is that there are no street side mailboxes. Instead, they are all door side. The mailman actually comes up to the door and delivers mail. This is extremely significant to the Bachelorette Pad because my uncle was a mailman in this neighborhood. As kids,… Continue reading The Perfect Mailbox for a Bachelorette Pad

Flip #3

Floored.

The fortunate thing about midcentury houses is craftsmanship–true, quality craftsmanship that seems to be lost in modern construction. In Mac’s house, the treasure of the house were the floors…original hardwood oak floors. Had any other person bought this house they would miss out on the significance of those floors- when Mac viewed this house in… Continue reading Floored.

Flip #3

Operation Open Concept

You know the thing with 1964 ranch houses? They are NOT open concept…in any way, shape, or form. They do have cramped, segregated rooms, however. But since the average buyer today is not looking for cramped or segregated, Operation Open Concept began. Between the kitchen and living area there was a long dividing wall. It… Continue reading Operation Open Concept

Flip #3

Face Lift Cabinets

When you’re on a shoe-string budget (like I always am), you keep what you can and bring new life to it. Such was the case with the kitchen cabinets. After I rearranged the cabinet layout, the cabinets were ready for a face lift! The cabinets were original; however, several years ago, Mac had them refaced… Continue reading Face Lift Cabinets

Flip #3

Kitchen Layout Change

The kitchen in flip #3 was segregated from the living area with the classic peninsula cabinet layout. The long peninsula bar really obstructed the footprint of the kitchen, and I wanted the kitchen to appear larger than the current cabinet layout. The problem, however, was that I planned to keep the kitchen cabinets. While they… Continue reading Kitchen Layout Change