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Whole House: A completely blank canvas - what would you choose?

4 years ago
last modified: 4 years ago

My son is flipping his first house. They went right down to the studs, added space, new siding, windows, plumbing, electrical, etc. They're doing a great job.

Now they're getting ready to choose cabinets, fixtures, paint, finishes, flooring, etc. They do not excel in this area and don't have the budget to bring in a designer. I have opinions (ha) but am not a professional and I find it overwhelming. If I had time to help them by going to design studios I would, but I like getting advice here.

So if you had a completely blank canvas for a modest colonial in New England, what palette would not only wow prospective buyers but would allow them to see themselves in this sparkling new home with a fairly open plan?

They need it all:

Flooring - laminate, hardwood, coordinating tile for kitchen and 2 baths and mudroom off family room

Wall colors - living room, large eat in kitchen, family room, 2 baths, 3 bedrooms

Kitchen cabinets - They're thinking white

Kitchen countertops (I'm thinking marble look?)

Kitchen backsplash

Appliances - stainless, right?

Light fixture over large island

Light fixtures in 2 bathrooms (over sink)

Bathroom cabinets and finishes

It would be a tremendous help to get your suggestions and pics. They've got a lot riding on this.

Thank you.

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