It’s the big reveal!!!! Our flip of the Forest Heights home is ready to show and (hopefully) sell! After all the hard work (see other posts here, here and here) and seeing the amazing finished product, it will actually be hard to part with; but, I am so excited for the lucky family, couple or whoever that gets to live here. This past week has been so intense to get it finished on time and I am so incredibly proud of Ryan for all the late nights and battling through the hiccups. He is without a doubt the best at what he does. This home flip journey was the first time we got to design and execute a whole home renovation from start to finish and it really was our dream project. Definitely more to come in the future (I already have designs running through my head!). So without further ado, here is the Forest Heights home renovation before and after photos!
The exterior got a complete overhaul. New sod, siding, steps, deck, plants, mulch, front door…I could keep going! It has much better curb appeal and better yet, no more pink!
The first thing you see when you walk in the front door is this gorgeous living room. It used to be a dark, orange, oak filled space. And now it is a show stopper. The fireplace got new marble tile and slate grey porcelain on the hearth, which instantly gives it a crisp, contemporary look. But the biggest change is the walls. Simply painting the existing wall panelling a white semi-gloss makes the space elegant and modern. It is my absolute favourite place in the whole house.
Using my own furniture from home and a few new purchases, I was able to stage the living room somewhat. The minute I put furniture in the space, I realized just how spacious it was. I imagine how perfect it would be for entertaining friends and family and then how cozy it could be at night with the fireplace on.
P.S. I loved the little pop of navy from these pillows on clearance at Target.
And now for the amazing kitchen…
Luckily, the layout worked really well before, so we didn’t need to change much in terms of placement of appliances and cabinetry. We did, however, change some of the styles of cabinetry, adding a slide out pantry for instance next to the fridge and glass fronts beside the window. The white cabinets lighten up the whole space and contrast well with the darker hardwood floors. New soft grey Quartz countertops are practical and beautiful at the same time and tie in nicely with the marble hexagonal backsplash. And of course, having new stainless steel appliances helps update the whole kitchen too (though you can’t see the dishwasher!)
I love this large farmhouse sink. How easy it would be to wash dishes here!
I am obsessed with the three new pendant lights hanging above the sink. When we initially talked about what to do with the space over the window, I knew we didn’t need anymore cabinetry or shelving and I also knew I wanted something that wouldn’t take away from the view of the outdoors. These pendants work well because the glass is unobtrusive and they give off great task light. No washing dishes in the dark here!
Little additions to the kitchen pull it all together.
Here is the eat-in kitchen area with a view of the front entry.
The master bedroom got a facelift with new floors, closet doors and paint. The windows and sliding door were in great shape, they just needed a massive clean. Thank god for our family…they helped me scrub them until they sparkled!
A comfy and cozy bedroom with great closet space!
The main bath is completely transformed. I can’t believe it is the same space. Ryan completely gutted it and started by putting in A LOT of new tile.
Inspired by some of the classic bathroom designs, we did subway tiles in the shower and then continued them halfway up the walls. We also chose to run some Moroccan inspired accent tile down the shower wall and behind the vanity. It’s always great to try and add different shapes in a space to create more interest and variety. The porcelain floor tile was laid in a herringbone pattern, which I love. Having the vanity float shows off the floor, opening up the space even more.
Before: excited to start! After: so happy but exhausted lol!
Thanks to Axiom Electrical, we have a bright and light basement. These new pot lights were the best decision we could have made down here. New carpet, paint and trim are all important details too. Ryan smartly took out the beam in the middle of the living room opening and changed the hallway’s structure. A new door leads into the first bedroom and the hallway is much more open.
Before, I barely stepped inside this bathroom to get a photo, I was so grossed out. And now it is completed revived. Even though it is a small 3 piece bathroom, it is super functional and, best of all, clean!
The nanny suite is ready to go! We kept it simple and open, ready for someone to put their finishing touches. There’s lots of space here for additional shelving and an eating area.
So??! What do you think?! Love it as much as I do?? In Edmonton and want to come see it in person??! Sunday July 6th from 1-4 we will be having an open house (followed by more next weekend). Stop in and say hi! 7603 99 Ave. Posting will be available on Comfree soon!
Thank you to everyone who helped make this flip happen: Adam Eustace for being a great support, our families for their help cleaning, Axiom Electrical for being awesome, and all of our hard workers!
| All renos and landscaping done by Revive Contracting | Benjamin Moore Paint – Paper White in Bathrooms and Grey Owl in main spaces | Tile from Lowe’s | Countertops by World Stone | Couch from Ikea | Navy Pillows, Poof & White Mirror from Target |