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Living Room Flips:Before & Afters

This week I shared on Facebook a brief snapshot of the living room transformations in all three flips. After revealing the midcentury living room in Flip 3, I was inspired to take a stroll down memory lane.

So I hope you’ll indulge me as I expand on this little stroll.

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The house that started it all was a dated fixer upper. I know, it’s not much to look at it.

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It’s as drab and dreary as they come, I know.

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I know I’ve said this story a thousand times, but I lived in those conditions for a year. Scraped ceilings, no carpet, dusty and tools everywhere.

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But, in the end, it was worth it. New carpet, new paint, and new fixtures. By replacing those dated spindles with modern I-beams,  the space looks totally different!

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Of all the flips, I loved Flip 1 the most. I love the sentimental aspect of Flip 3 the most, but, as for a house I’d stay in, Flip 1 would be it.

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And Flip 2 wasn’t much of an improvement. While it was in remarkable shape for its age, it was a time warp inside.

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The space was awkward and actually served 3 purposes. It was high retro design and not at all modern functionality.

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And, as is always the case, the living room at Flip 2 got A LOT…A LOT…worse before it got better. This one, by accident, was a complete gut job.

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With new floors, new sheetrock, new paint, freshened up fireplace, custom dividers, and new fixtures the space finally came together! It was an enormous room!

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And as you saw earlier this week, Flip 3 was just worn out & dirty. Its bones were good; it just needed some updating.

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Luckily, the work in the Flip 3 living room wasn’t major. Restoring the floors was the most substantial part of the remodel.

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Almost 6 years and 3 flips…3 extremely different styles. 3 projects that showed that no house is beyond its glory. Every house has a story and needs updating. The life of a house–either the  kitchen or the living room- is the most important aspect. Real life happens in living rooms- homework, movie night, opening Christmas presents, and so much more. So, to me, creating spaces that foster a feeling of comfort and style is extremely important to me!

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