Hi! Welcome to our blog. We are a husband and wife team living in the great Minneapolis metro with our two kids. Over the past five years, we have purchased, remodeled, and sold a few homes all for a good return. It has become a fun hobby to do in our spare time. The kids even love to help in their own little ways. We try to include the entire family in the process whenever we can.
“Flipping” homes for a profit wasn’t something we originally set out to do. We sort of stumbled into it, but after having luck in the real estate market, we became addicted to remodeling homes. As of today, we are wrapping up our 3rd remodel and will be starting our 4th very soon.
A little about us: We are transplants living in the great Midwest. Originally from Florida, we moved to Minnesota in 2012 for a job opportunity. Carter works full-time at a Twin-Cities construction company as a Vice President. Heather is a Stay at Home mom to two boys, ages 5 and 1. As a family, we love to explore new places, go on bike rides around Lake Calhoun, and eat at our local favorite family pub.
Carter is the mastermind behind all of our flips. He designs new layouts for each home. Our main goals are always to open up the homes floor plan and maximize square footage. Creating a new floor plan that is open and has good flow is Carter’s specialty! He has had to get very creative over the years while working in old homes with small rooms. As the project manager he deals with the subcontractors, permits, and everything else construction related.
Heather helps with the interior design process. She does so by doing things like choosing the paint colors and scheme, finding the right bathroom vanities and hardware, selecting the best light fixtures for the room, ordering appliances, and picking out tile, etc.
So far, all of our remodels have been 100-year-old craftsman style homes with stucco exteriors. We find ourselves continually drawn to the charm of older homes. Leaded glass windows, tall baseboards, and built-in’s are everything! Even the occasional floor creak adds to the romantic ambiance of a vintage home.
There’s something endearing about the 100 years of life, love, and loss that has happened between their dusty walls. We really enjoy turning something old that someone else may consider a teardown into a beautiful home.
Our style is a mix of modern and transitional with a dash of industrial and a smidge of farmhouse added in. When it comes to kitchens we try to create a clean timeless look. If you spot any crystal chandeliers, lights, or doorknobs you’ve found Heather’s favorite thing to incorporate into our flips. Carter is a big fan of farmhouse sinks and sliding barwood doors.
Other things we try to put in every flip is a main floor master suites. Or “Master on Main” as we like to call it. Finding homes with the master suite on the main floor isn’t easy unless you are looking at a rambler. I very rarely come across ones on Zillow, but if I do luck out and find one, it’s almost always a master bedroom, not a master suite.
We realize the importance of creating a home that grows with families. And we know that luxury isn’t something that should be sacrificed when starting a family. Some of our favorite elements of luxury to add include: wine/beer fridge, pot filler above range, dual-fuel range, microwave drawer, heated bathroom floors, and ceiling speakers to name a few.
A friend mentioned we should start a blog to share our projects so here we are! We plan on sharing tips, transformations photo’s from our projects, DIY idea’s, etc. We are excited to share our journey with you. Please like our Instagram and Facebook page! -Heather & Carter