Fixer Upper, Flip or Flop, Buying and Selling. I am willing to bet there is likely not one person left in America who has not seen, or at the very least, heard of these shows. That being said, I like to think we are living in a world with the mentality that “if you don’t like what you see, do it yourself” so that is what Jordan and I decided to do. Well, kinda.
It all started with the idea to see if we could sell our first home and potentially get some more space in the burbs for our family. After seriously looking at literally EVERY home in our price point within the areas we desired, we were exhausted, unimpressed, and just fed up.
The homes were either in terrible shape, not fitting what we desired for our family, “flipped” aka being sold at top dollar for mediocre updates, or nice (not great) and at the top of our price range. Sure, I admit we are picky and we like what we like, but to be fair we want to spend many years in this home and if we were going to reach the top of our budget– then yeah, we wanted what we wanted!
After several sleepless nights, we finally decided that if HGTV can do it – we can too!
We found a beautiful home with great bones. This was key for us as first time renovators. We wanted our dollars, as much as possible, to be spent as “fun money” as they refer to it in the industry vs. being spent on fixes that should have been maintained regardless. We quickly selected a builder, Frame-to-Finish Builders in Atlanta, and are rocking and rolling as of this week with Demo.
We couldn’t be more excited to share our journey with you all. You’re going to definitely want to stay tuned as I get my Joanna Gaines on (minus the good hair and makeup), and watch Jordan channel his inner Chip (in the sense that he is funny, because we all know Jordan isn’t lifting a hammer). So hopefully over this process we can give you a taste for what it is really like being newbies into the home reno world. Shedding some truthful, non-reality-tv, light on the entire process.
Bring on #PropertyPoers okay, that was too easy, feel free to suggest some better hashtags!
Lynn Sarna says...
So happy to read your blog. Very interesting and funny. Can’t wait to see before and after photos. I think #PropertyPoers says it all. Photo if Kip priceless!
September 22, 2017