Progress at Alta Avenue

So after a little snafu with a load-bearing wall in the soon-to-be first floor master suite, we're on a roll again.  I won't bore you with all the details, but let's just say that getting permits and doing things the right way can definitely throw a wrench in the timeline.  

Since this is my first post, let me take you back to the beginning.  This is my second flip project.  I don't like to consider myself your typical house flipper because I tend to fall in love with the houses (I'll do a separate post on that soon).  I definitely fell in love with this one and could see the potential from day one.  Here's what it looked like when I bought it.

It's a cozy cape-cod on a quiet street on the border of Baltimore City/County.  When I first saw it, my mind immediately went to this.

I know what you're thinking..."that's a stretch".  But I have dreams of a modern cottage and I'm in the process of bringing those dreams to life.  Now, don't get me wrong, I can't go crazy with doing everything I'd like to do with this home because at the end of the day it's an investment.  Keeping a tight budget and turning a profit are forefront in my mind, but I truly feel that sometimes having a tight budget is what brings the creativity out in us.  I was able to squeeze enough room in the budget to paint the brick, which has already improved the curb appeal tremendously.  Here are a few before of the interior.

LIVING ROOM | BEFORE

LIVING ROOM | BEFORE

DINING AREA | BEFORE

DINING AREA | BEFORE

KITCHEN | BEFORE

KITCHEN | BEFORE

FIRST FLOOR BATH | BEFORE

FIRST FLOOR BATH | BEFORE

I'm planning to share frequent updates of the progress.  Turning a crappy house into the home of someone's dreams is no easy feat, but I love every part of it and feel so thankful that I'm able to do this on a daily basis.  As I continue to learn, I will also continue to share.  I have created an Alta Ave Pinterest board where I'm collecting images of finishes, lighting fixtures, and other items that I'm attempting to work into the budget.  Not everything I've pinned will make the cut, but if you'd like to follow along with the evolution of this project via Pinterest you can do so here and for more behind the scenes at Revival House, please follow along on Instagram.