I had the pleasure of selecting finishes for a second fix and flip located at 1750 Bonny Drive here in Loveland. Schmidt Custom Floors worked with local realtor, Megan Wachtman and her husband Dustin, owner of Costa Homes, to renovate this all brick ranch. This home had good bones but was definitely stuck in the 70’s! Upon visiting the job site in it’s original state, I could immediately envision the potential it held.
Stuck in the 70’s
The 1970’s had many positives. A gallon of gas was only $.36 and the average house sold for $26,650! Although these costs are far less than costs today, one thing we have improved on since the 70″s is style and design! As you can see the original owner had no fear of color. Take a look at some of these before photos and prepare to step back in time!
I envisioned a brighter, cleaner and more simplified feel for the home to bring it up to date.. Here are the initial selections I made. I thought the realistic wood look laminate in a natural finish throughout would lighten up the space and offer easy maintenance and durability for years to come. I wanted to brighten up the bathrooms and add a little spunk by using white field tile and fun accents.
Megan and Dustin chose to expose the beams in the great room and it really turned a drab entry into a grand entry! The addition of skylights also helped to brighten up the space. I chose Amazing Grey paint by Sherwin Williams for the walls to compliment the flooring and tile selections.
All Fired Up
The fireplace transformation is one of my favorites!. The dark, dated and heavy stone was replaced with large format 24″x 48″ tiles by Happy Floors creating a stunning focal point in the dining area.The wood burning fireplace was also converted to gas. Happy Floors makes a variety styles and colors in this large format size. Visit the Schmidt Custom Floors showroom to take a look!
The kitchen was transformed by removing a wall to open up the kitchen to the dining room area. A large island was put in it’s place allowing for more seating, storage, and work space. Crisp white shaker style cabinets replace the dark and dingy cabinets. The quartz countertops add beauty and durability to the kitchen. The backsplash pulls in the subtle hint of gray that is found in the veining of the countertops. The royal blue picket tile accent above the cooktop is one of my favorite tiles used in the renovation!
Not So Pretty In Pink
The pink in the original master bathroom wasn’t so pretty! I chose a 12″x24″ warm grey tile to replace the carpet. The large scale marble look porcelain tiles on the wall compliment the floor tile and the hexagon accent tile does a great job tying the space together and adding a little charm! The new space is no longer pink but it sure is pretty!
Guest Bath Pizzazz
This once orange, dull, and dated Guest Bath is now a bright and stylish retreat. The 8″x8″ decorative floor tile by Interceramic will captivate all guests. The larger scale 4″x16″ subway tile on the bath walls does not distract from the flooring. The cube accent tile adds just enough charm to complete the look.