Room Candy

March 14, 2016


So many requests for the before and afters of our TLC House flip here in Victoria. 4 month process from purchase to SOLD! Lots of brain churning sleepless nights planning/thinking/budgeting but surprisingly not too much stress. Great business partner Leslie ( Thank you!) - great team of sub contractors - great property...just needed some love and some sweat and lots of patience!

We tried to salvage as much as we could from 1962:) The oak floors came up beautifully with new sand and finish. Thumbs down to those ( a few!) who said we should rip it all out !! Layout stayed the same we just opened it all upon the main living and created 2 bedrooms and a small family room/den in the basement. 5 bedrooms! 
New windows and gutters, gas furnace, hot water tank & 200 amp service. 
Just about everything was upgraded! 
It still fits the neighbourhood and that made our neighbours happy!

The great after photos are courtesy of Kara Photography - the crappy befores ( that actually don't look that bad here!) and some not so good afters are mine . 
(not a photographer!) 
Staging really helped show off the positives! We had multiple offers presented very well and so many people came through the open house!

Here you go... Enjoy.

In the beginning...yes there is a house in there.

After some tree and shrub removal ready for new perimeter drain tile excavation!
This is a huge messy job. Thanks Argus Excavating for making it look easy!

After with new paint and a newly seeded yard 


Entry Before

Entry After


 Back yard and carport Before
The wisteria although amazing was growing into the attic! 
The vines that were left here took days to unwind and detach from the carport.

Back Yard After


Kitchen Before 

Kitchen After


Stairs and Railing Before
Although funky the starburst just wouldn't appeal to the masses.

Stairs and Railing After 
A first time prototype that turned out fabulous! ( Thanks Geoff from G&L Contracting!) 
Some steel posts, black spray paint, galvanized rope, a welder and new fir top...easy!!


Living Room Before

Living Room After

The old fireplace got the sledge hammer  ( TLC style)

And opened up to this...

We did a time lapse video of the fireplace cladding! Griffin did an amazing job drying the salvaged broken cedar fence panels that were found on the property. I'll blog the whole process soon...stay tuned if you want to DIY !
See it here: DIY Reclaimed Fireplace


Dining Room Before

Dining Room After


Master Bedroom Before
Pepto pink had to go!

Master Bedroom After


Main Bath Before...Turquoise Treasure! 
We gutted it keeping same footprint....White is right!

Main Bath After


Basement Before
This area was split into two new good sized bedrooms. 
A great option for student rentals close to UVIC!

Basement Bedrooms After

Basement Before

Basement After
A great bright play area/office/den.


Basement Bath Before :@

Basement Bath After


Thanks to everyone who helped us along the way. Such a positive group and incredible response. It really does take a village.... and we are grateful!
I have tried do a shout out to our crew along the way but here they are again. 
Support these local companies..they rock!

Argus Excavating
Bendle Homeworks
Kebroy Construction
G & L Contracting
Dan Aune Plumbing
New Heights Contracting
Coast Diversified
An Ounce of Prevention Cleaning & Restoration
Lannick Kitchens
Feature Floors
White Wolf Drywall

Hoping our buyers really enjoy their new home in Victoria.

And we will be looking for another one ...



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