Today I’m sharing how we flipped our house to pay off our student loans.
About two months ago I shared our exciting news, we sold our beloved auction house! Yes, the house that we bought just a short year and a half ago and poured our blood, sweat, and tears into. Although we loved it and thought we would stay there a long time, we decided to make the sacrifice so that we could pay off our student loans.
Since selling the auction house, we’ve been busy at work with our current project, the “Retro Ranch Reno“. Before everyone has completely forgotten about the auction house though, I wanted to share: How we Flipped our House to Pay off our Student Loans.
When we bought the auction house it needed quite a bit of updating and TLC. Here are our “Before & Afters”, along with what we did in each space.
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We started out with some major yard cleanup followed by even more yard progress. After getting the yard under control we got busy with a dark and moody paint update. Along with these changes we updated the house numbers and mailbox, and swapped out the front door and storm door.
We did SO much work in the kitchen and turned it into a total showstopper. We started by making our DIY cage pendant lights. Then we built open shelving above the existing cabinets. After that we painted the cabinets white and painted our two tone kitchen island. We also updated all of our appliances and built a pantry in the space next to the refrigerator.
Installing the farmhouse Sink was a splurge that was definitely worth it. Our kitchen updates also included installing a butcher block wood island as well as quartz counters and a backsplash. We finished the kitchen off with butcher block open shelving
This house didn’t have a dining room, or even a dining space, so I had to get creative and make a dining space. In the end I revealed our makeshift dining space which was almost as good as any eat in kitchen!LIVING ROOM