Scott McGillivray heads to the Tampa area to dig into his latest Buyers Bootcamp house-flipping project. This Hurricane Irma-damaged house needs a lot of love if it’s going to sell for a profit – as well as US$85K of Scott’s money for a major renovation.
The bright-green kitchen-bar stools and bold, palm-leaf wallpaper give this open-concept living-kitchen area a mid-century modern vibe, which is perfect for a 1950s home like this one.
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Spend Money to Make Money
Scott spared no expense in the luxury kitchen, installing stainless-steel appliances, beautiful grey-veined Calacatta Laza quartz countertops, and brushed-nickel hardware for the clean, white cabinets.
Take a Seat
An old sunroom is converted into a bright, modern dining area set up with an angular, glass-topped table and Eames-inspired molded-plastic chairs in black, white and green, reflecting the same colour palette as the adjoining living room.
Dining in Style
Setting the table with funky, black-and-white graphic plate sets creates a young, energetic vibe in this bungalow, which is less than 10 minutes from the vibrant Florida waterfront.
Buyers Bootcamp partners Sandy and Same bought this Tampa-area property for US$195K with the hopes of injecting some of their youthful energy into the place – revitalizing the festering backyard pool and disintegrating lanai was part of that master plan.
With Scott’s construction expertise and cash injection, they managed to not only breathe new life into the pool but also create a gorgeous poolside seating area in this newly screened and tiled lanai.
Proper Pool Party
A new white wooden fence encircles this beachside property giving the soon-to-be new owners some much-needed privacy around the pool. Scott also laid out a cement patio perfect for an afternoon of grilling at the massive barbecuing station.
Beautiful, tonal wallpaper behind the bed in the master bedroom creates a peaceful focal point without overwhelming the space, while a black, modern fan adds a touch heft to ground the room’s super-soft colour palette.
Out With the Old
Before Scott got his hands on this poolside bungalow, this is what the outdated master ensuite looked like – turquoise shower tiles, beige linoleum flooring and a brown-speckled resin vanity top.
Ensuite On Repeat
Light, bright and completely redone from the floor to the ceiling, now this master ensuite shines with white tile throughout, a classic quartz double vanity top and all new high-end fixtures and fittings.
Long Walks on the Beach
The second bedroom features a textured taupe wallpaper on one wall, while the other three are painted with a trendy blue-green tone, creating a colour palette that’s beachy without being too bright.
Best in Show
After extensive renovations (including a new roof and painting the exterior this striking bright blue), Scott believes this poolside property is now one of the best in neighbourhood and should be listed at US$340K, giving them a potential profit of $80K.