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LaRancharita (Part 2): The House Repair Plan

In part 1 of this house flip, you saw firsthand what it looks like to have buyer’s regret. But don’t worry. There’s a house repair plan for this project. 

LaRancharita House Flip Part 2

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Demo Day: Wall Removal & Space Creation

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As you all know, there’s nothing we love more than demo day, especially when it involves removing walls. It’s ALMOST like instant gratification. Almost.

Right away, we knew the design plan for LaRancharita would require removing at least one of the walls separating the kitchen and dining room.

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But, even then, it seemed so small. The original house was 1330 square ft. If you remember from the pictures, there was a side porch that was also the main entry of the house. It had been enclosed by the previous owners, but it was no bueno. The uneven flooring, and general janky-ness of the space, left it basically useless.

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BUT, what did we see in LaRancharita? That’s right, POTENTIAL!

Potential that would eventually add about 125 square feet of useable space to the house. Opening up the wall and expanding into the porch provided room to add a second bathroom to this little 3/1 ranch.

Before & After LaRancharita House Repair Floor Plan

Here was the floor plan before:

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And the floor plan for after:

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Granted, these drawings are not to scale in any way, but you get the idea. See that pink addition on the front of the house? Yea, we’ll get to that.

Want a sneak peak at what the living room looks like with walls removed?

Living Room Before: 

Living Room After:

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If you missed the first post, you will want to read it to get the entire story. Next up – the reveal!

Interested in the design plan inspiration for the LaRancharita flip? Check it out. 

What did you like most about part 2 of the LaRancharita house flip project? Let us know in a comment below!

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