If home makeovers are your thing, you’ll love the Austin Flipsters.
The YouTubers, Lauren and Lincoln, are two friends from college who decided to flip houses in Austin, Texas, and share their every moment on the internet.
They take viewers behind the scenes on their house renovations, from the design and investing concepts to their best practices and the vendors and products they use in the process.
In a recent video, the Flipsters visit a 900 square feet urban bungalow – and they’ve got their work cut out with this one!
The bungalow is pretty on the outside, if not a little outdated. It’s on a street full of new builds – but the Flipsters don’t want to knock this building down and start again.
Originally valued at $345,000, the bungalow has three bedrooms and one bathroom, and was built in 1963.
There are a few unusual design features of the home in its current state.
As well as there being two front doors, there’s a very long, narrow front hallway that wastes valuable space, and a tight, enclosed kitchen.
The living room isn’t much better. It’s dungeon-dark, with a popcorn ceiling and a dirty carpet. Its only saving grace is the double french doors that lead into the back yard.
There’s a fair bit of garden space outside. The Flipsters thought the DIY awning extension on the house was unnecessary, and they’re right – there are enough trees covering the house to offer enough shade.
The bedrooms all look pretty similar – simple, small, and ugly.
In the bathroom, which is the only updated room in the house, the Flipsters were happy with the DIY refurb attempts, but it didn’t fit with their plans for the place.
Once they’d put their renovation plans into place, the demolition could begin. Walls were knocked through, cabinets knocked out, and flooring removed, opening up the space.
The Flipsters added around 200 square feet to the home, sacrificing a carport to make more space.
It took weeks of hard work to transform the bungalow, which had so many issues to deal with – but the end result makes it all worthwhile.
The home has been given a new white stucco exterior, and new grey-framed windows and a matching grey front door have been installed.
But the biggest change comes to the inside of the home.
Walking through the front door, you’re greeted with a huge open living space, instead of the long, cramped corridor of before.
The living room used to be a carport, and has leveled-out flooring that allows for a seamless transition into the rest of the space.
The furniture is modern and minimalistic, matching perfectly with the wooden flooring and off-white walls.
Without a doubt, the kitchen is the most beautiful room in the house.
It has a mint green island and a farmhouse-style kitchen sink. The quartz counter and the marble backsplash are unique, modern touches that bring the kitchen to life.
There’s a bright dining space next to the french doors leading outside, and the back patio area itself is much more simple and interesting to look at.
Every bedroom is now clean and bright, giving off a tribal-urban modern vibe.
The master bathroom is a huge selling point for the home, with oversized tiles, a large shower and a floating vanity.
After such an impressive refurb, there’s no doubt that this home would have been sold almost as soon as it was listed!
If you want to check out the whole renovation process, the video below covers every moment from start to finish.
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