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2022 House Flip Design Tips

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Each year flips are looking better and better! Investors who take the time to meet and exceed the expectations of buyers and comparable properties stand out and get quick sales.

What does that mean for you? Small things will make a difference when buyers walk through your flip. There are tons of design choices you can make, and it comes down to being intentional and going the extra step.

I have come up with five design tips for each flip to ensure the home is as memorable as possible!

Mix and Match Tile

Look at each space for what it could be instead of settling when it looks good as is. One way to add impact is by mixing up the look with different materials.

I like to combine tiles at various price points. It’s incredibly impactful in bathrooms. For example, consider installing a subway tile in a shower surround and spending a bit more on your floor tile. Another way to mix and match is with your main floor bathroom. Most main floor baths have a small floor area, the perfect place for a tile you wouldn’t use in a larger space due to price.

Don’t get caught up with tile selection! My number one rule with tile selection is it needs to add value to the house. I categorize houses into three levels and put together a budget from there. For more on budgeting and selecting tiles, click here.

Use Metals

My next tip is another mix and match suggestion. You can create a custom feel by missing your metals. Think of all the places you have metal finishes!

There are plenty of opportunities to add a fresh vibe between light fixtures, pulls, mirrors, appliances, and faucets. My favorite combinations are black with chrome and gold with black.

Check out this kitchen transformation that included mixing materials.

Flex Space

A key design choice that makes a home memorable (or not) is how you use the space. The key here is to dig deeper than what meets the eye and ask yourself how the area will really be used, and how you can make it more accessible and more usable.

Here are some questions you can ask when finishing spaces:

  • Is there a spot by the door for coats?
  • Where will someone put a broom or vacuum?
  • Is there space for a pantry?
  • What type of storage is available?
  • Where will a homeowner store their holiday decorations?
  • Is there a nook for an office or flex space?

Let’s talk a little more about flex space. A flex space, also called a flex room, is an area that can be customized and used for more than one function. Flex spaces can be a part of a room or a whole room, and you can get creative with how you bring these into your flips.

If you have space to use as a flex space, but you’re not sure how to customize it, here are a few ideas: Home office, playroom, media room, exercise room, or craft room.

 

Level Up Laundry

Laundry spaces are the unsung hero of a lower level. Everyone would prefer to do this much-loved chore in a room with a floor and walls.

Spend a little extra time and effort on your laundry room to impress buyers. Here are a few simple additions that will take your laundry area from forgettable to memorable:

  • Flooring
  • Sink cabinet
  • Shelving
  • Counter for folding

 These design choices can make all the difference!

Color With Care

My final design tip to bring to each of your flips is how you choose to use (or not use) color in the home. Using neutral colors throughout the majority of the house will appeal to the most buyers. If you’re going to incorporate a bold color, consider places where it has impact, but would work for many different types of buyers and styles. In this kitchen space below using all white kitchen cabinets is neutral. Adding a dramatic pop of black with the lighting and wood barstools add warmth and texture to the space but leave plenty of opportunity for the new owner to add their touch

I recommend keeping pops of color to these places: Front door, kitchen island, accent walls in bedrooms.

By incorporating small details into your flips, you will create a custom look and feel. This is the type of intention you can bring to your projects to create interest that will hopefully result in more buyers and less time on the market!

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I recommend keeping pops of color to these places: Front door, kitchen island, accent walls in bedrooms.

house flipping, how to flip a house, home renovation, real estate, real estate investing, learn to flip a house, house flipping business

By incorporating small details into your flips, you will create a custom look and feel. This is the type of intention you can bring to your projects to create interest that will hopefully result in more buyers and less time on the market!

Take the Next Step to Transforming Homes as a Flipper

Are you ready to transform homes yourself? I can’t wait to help you start your flipping business!

Start by joining the House Flip Blueprint! Learn everything you need to flip houses, join the waitlist here

In the meantime, enjoy my free checklist of 8 Tips to Find the Perfect House to Flip. This checklist helps you identify if a house is worth your time (and money). These 8 things are exactly what I look for and help tremendously with the tough decisions.

Check out the library of videos on Youtube and keep up with me on the Podcast for all things house flipping to grow your knowledge and confidence to get flipping! 

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