After the major kitchen overhaul at Flip 5 and the fast & furious Flip 6, I have been without a project for a month or so. And I’m not going to lie, it’s been kind of nice and relaxing. Well, relaxing isn’t the right word– real estate has picked up with the Spring vengeance so I’ve been working 24/7. But me without a project is peanut butter without jelly. They neeeeed each other. I neeeeed a project.
And what better excuse to get me rocking and rolling again at Flip 5 than the One Room Challenge?
So what could be left?? The sunroom.
This little space has loads of potential– not just design, but financial. It’s been a little neglected over the years, so my job is to bring back the charm and design in this room. As for the financial potential in this room, this room was NOT included in the square footage when I bought this house. Why do I always get so giddy when I find houses with non-included square footage? Because I spend a few hundred dollars, and I get to include it in the square footage on the resale! It’s my favorite house-hack!
Over the next several weeks, I’ll be giving weekly updates on the transformation of this room. There are great bones in this room, and I plan to keep the bones the same. The original shiplap? Yep, keeping that. The painted concrete floors? Nope, not keeping it. The warped bead board? Nope, not keeping it. The crank windows? Yep, keeping those. I have so many grand (and baby) plans for this room, and I’m so excited to see how it transforms!
So what can you expect to see over the next several weeks?
New tile floors
Replacing warped bead board
New base trim
Paint window trims
New window treatments
New light fixture
And of course staging!
I’ve really been debating on a color scheme for this room. I have used so much blue in this house that I’m leaning away from shades of blue. Although, I really considered keeping the blue theme going. Instead, I think I’m going with very classic, yet contemporary, black and white. Of all my houses and designs, I’ve never done a black and white space! So I’m excited to dabble in that color scheme.