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Little John Circle

Updated: Nov 22, 2023

Kevin and I rehabbed and flipped our first house on Little John Circle in Houston, TX, and it was a great success. Little John was a 1,500 sq. ft. home with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. We created a special Pinterest-worthy home that was so beautiful it sold in six days.

We laid new hardwood flooring on the ground floor, removing the kitchen tile and soft and scuffed pine flooring in the living room. Running the hardwood through these two rooms created an easy flow and connection of the ground floor with dark tones and a modern, and durable solution. We installed the same hardwood flooring in the master bedroom, tying the house together and replacing some pretty manky bedroom carpeting that had split at the seams.

We replaced the small, wooden, lackluster fireplace with a custom floor-to-ceiling fireplace in the living room. We wanted to add drama and texture to the room and create a focal point to the house. The fireplace also added height to the space reaching to the top of the 18' ceilings.

The kitchen was probably our favorite room in the project. We used the classic, clean lines of subway tile to tile as a backsplash and feature wall around the refrigerator, making a durable an easy to clean kitchen. We installed high-end details to the kitchen such as brass fixtures and granite countertops, which contrasted against the floor and butcher block island. We made a a custom butcher block dining table mounted on the base of a reclaimed sewing machine that matched the island. Built-in seating was created for the breakfast nook--a cozy place for any meal--with hidden storage to add function to the room. We finished the kitchen with a rustic farm-house to go with the country style of the home.

We chose to paint the upper and lower cabinets in contrasting colors, leaving the lowers a dusty turquoise (which tied in well with our turquoise feature wall in the living room) and painted the uppers camel, opening up the space. We installed new stainless steel appliances, including refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, and stove.

We painted a turquoise feature at the back of the living room and into the office area, giving it a burst of life and color. We installed a custom concrete desk in a nook up the stairs from the living room, creating a large area for an office desk.

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