One project I am excited about taking on is helping our dear friend Brendon as he flips a home in the Kenilworth neighbourhood. Now this bungalow leaves much to be desired at the moment – the previous owners must have owned cats and smoked and the decor is super dated and grungy; but, it has a great layout and tons of extra space with the addition off the dining area. Lots of potential!!

Look at that addition and fireplace! Big plans for this area!

Addition

Fireplace

The dining area here may become a small office space with some built ins.

Dining

This bathroom will be gutted completely!

Bathroom

When Brendon asked me to help with the design, I was really excited but I knew that cost was going to be the first concern. So everything we do has to be budget friendly and feasible for a flip. We want to appeal to many buyers as well, so neutrals are a must.

My initial thoughts for the kitchen are bright and white.

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Affordable white cabinetry, subway tile backsplash in a herringbone pattern, and brushed steel hardware will look updated and clean. For the countertop, we want to do a polished concrete for an industrial edge and possibly a full butcher’s block on the island (or what will become the island). Instead of hardwood, a beautiful laminate will be used throughout the kitchen, dining and living rooms, which will really tie the spaces together. On the walls, Martha Stewart’s Whetstone Grey.

Kitchen

In the bathroom, we can bring in a little drama with grey porcelain tile on the floor and grey subway tiles in the shower.

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To keep the bathroom light and open, we’ll give the walls a coat of soft white paint and bring in a lighter grey vanity. I love the basic round mirror with two wall sconces on either side.

Bathroom

Obviously, this is just a starting point and we are bound to choose different products and finishes as we go. It will be a lot of work but I’m excited to show you the progress!! Stay tuned!