A Size-Challenged Home Goes Vegas Cottage Glam

Aubrey and Bristol use clever design and craftsmanship to turn a small house with inconvenient layouts into an open concept masterpiece.

By: Jessica Galliart

Living Space Reimagined

The Flip or Flop Vegas hosts opened up walls and reconfigured layouts to bring this small 3-bedroom home in Silverado Ranch, Nevada, up to Vegas buyers’ standards.

 

Living Room, Before

The entrance of the house left much to be desired, with popcorn ceilings, limited space and, of course, dirty carpet. 

 

 

Living Room, After

Removing the wall in the foyer opens up the space immediately upon entering. New hardwood flooring stretches throughout the entire house, making each space feel bigger than it actually is.

 

Living Room, After

Aubrey was inspired by seeing a similar plaque wall in Las Vegas and recruited Bristol to custom-build their own for this flip. 

 

 

Living Room, Before

While the fireplace was in good structural shape, it needed an update that would appeal to buyers looking for high design elements in their new living space. 

 

Living Room, After

After removing the living room wall, Bristol and Aubrey had much more room to get creative with the size-challenged kitchen and bring the two spaces together for a coveted open concept.

 

Living Room, After

The green mosaic on the new fireplace ties all of the design elements of the main living spaces together, and the whitewashed reclaimed wood above it create a custom look for turnkey buyers.

 

Kitchen, Before

The former kitchen required a full gut job: cabinets, floors, back door and closing off that window. 

 

 

Kitchen, Before

Think you couldn’t fit an island and a dining table in here? Think again.

 

Kitchen, After

Aubrey was determined, despite Bristol’s skepticism, to build a custom island for the new kitchen. The granite for the island has touches of color to complement the rest of the kitchen’s green theme and the island’s green base. 

 

 

Kitchen, After

Removing the wall between the living room and kitchen showcases the brand new white cabinets, backsplash and granite countertops. 

 

 

Backyard, Before

The house already had a pergola that was in great shape. As for the rest of the backyard? Not so much. 

 

 

Backyard, After

Aubrey took advantage of the existing pergola and created several more entertaining areas for the new backyard. 

 

 

Backyard, Before

Bristol and Aubrey love their own outdoor space and always prioritize front and back yards in their flips as potential diamonds in the rough.

 

Backyard, After

Low maintenance landscaping is key for the Vegas climate, and the Marundes delivered with style. 

 

 

Master Bathroom, Before

Everything in the outdated former master bath had to go, and Bristol and Aubrey needed several more feet of space to make it appealing to buyers. 

 

Master Bathroom, After

Out with the tub, in with the custom walk-in shower and high-design lighting fixtures. 

 

 

Master Bathroom, After

Double sinks are a must for the master bathroom’s vanity, Aubrey says. The new fixtures and vanity mirror create serious glam that Vegas buyers are looking for.

 

Master Bedroom, Before

The previous master bedroom wasn’t a complete disaster, but like the rest of the house, the carpet needed to go. 

 

 

Master Bedroom, After

Fresh paint, a new lighting fixture and carrying the hardwood floors through to the master bedroom all create a bright and airy master getaway. 

 

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