Staging a Short Sale for Zombie House Flipping (S2 E12)
Our MHM Professional Staging team loves staging homes for the A&E TV show Zombie House Flipping, filmed right here in Orlando, Florida On Zombie House Flipping season two episode twelve, the Zombie team bought a small home on a very large lot in a short sale.
The team agreed that the house was in great condition for a zombie. The home had great bones with oak floors and the walls were in very good condition. However, the team was torn between tearing down the whole house to build two new ones or simply renovating the existing home. At first, it seemed as though they came to an agreement to tear down the house—until part of the Zombie team found a homeless man chained to the front porch, blocking the demolition truck.
As the team got closer, they realized that the “homeless man” was actually their designer, Duke, chained to the home. He explained to the rest of the team that, although they could make a significant profit on two homes, the investment of over a million dollars was too risky. Building two new homes would take time. It would be a while until they saw a return on their investment.
Ultimately, they decided to keep and flip the existing home. This wasn’t the last time Duke had to persuade the team in this episode. In the end, everyone was happy with the decisions made. With the help of our MHM Professional Staging team, the little Zombie home was able to secure an offer on the first day of the open house.
About the Zombie Home
Believe it or not, this tiny home in the desirable College Park neighborhood was eighty years old. Although it was kept in great condition, the bathrooms and kitchen were extremely outdated. Everyone agreed that the kitchen had to be renovated. But when it came to the bathrooms, Duke again convinced the team to buy into his vision.
One bathroom had pink tiles with a light green bathtub and toilet. Another bathroom had bright burgundy tiles. Duke wanted to keep the bathroom designs for their retro look instead of completely renovating them. Eventually, he persuaded the team to follow his lead. We think they made the right choice!
Staging the Home
We enjoyed staging this College Park home for Zombie House Flipping season two episode twelve. The crew did a wonderful job updating the original oak floors and painting the walls for a more modern look.
On the Front Porch
Our staging team, led by Megan Morris, added outdoor chairs to the porch so that prospective buyers could imagine relaxing there. We chose yellow accents to compliment the light blue exterior. We also added a large plant to help liven up the space.
In the Living Room
The beautiful gray walls and white trim made an excellent backdrop to add some fun colors into the space. Our team added a deep blue velvet couch to add lushness to the room and used club chairs to brighten things up. We chose artwork that would help elevate the space. Lastly, we finished the room off with a gorgeous palm plant.
In the Dining Room
To create a cohesive look, we continued adding blue accents in the dining room with matching blue beautiful art pieces that fit the width of the wall perfectly. We chose comfortable Parsons chairs with a dark wooden dining table for contrast. Of course, we had to finish it off with decorative centerpieces and a beautifully set table.
In the Kitchen
The crew did an excellent job renovating the kitchen with the butcher style countertops, farmhouse sink, and beautiful backsplash. All we had to do was add some greenery, a colorful bowl of fruit, and a cookbook to create a sense of home.
In the Office
We went for a sophisticated look for the office and continued with the blue theme. The beautiful desk chair brings so much elegance into the room. It’s the kind of chair that makes you feel important when you sit in it. Who wouldn’t want to visualize working from this office? The casual desk prevents the room from looking too stuffy. The black and white framed artwork also adds elegance to the room along with providing great contrast.
In the Master Bedroom
The master bedroom started off with all wooden paneling. We love how the Zombie team kept that texture on the ceilings. Since this room gets a lot of beautiful natural light, we decided to keep it light and airy with a subtle color palette. We chose pink pillows to add some color and romance to this bedroom.
Watch Us on Zombie House Flipping!
We loved staging this little College Park home for the Zombie House Flipping crew. Be sure to watch Zombie House Flipping season two episode twelve to see the many other challenges the crew had to face to turn this zombie around. Sign in to your TV Provider to watch Zombie House Flipping online.
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