I have spent years obsessively watching shows about home renovation. Hometown, Fixer Upper, Rehab Addict, Grand Designs, Income Property, Property Brothers, House Hunters Renovation, Beachfront Bargain Hunt, Stone House Revival, oh my god all the things. The amount of life I’ve exchanged for this kind of television is outrageous.
For me, it has never been enough to watch. I wanted to DO. Maybe you can relate?
After years of renting, my husband and I finally got the chance to buy and renovate a home. The minute I saw our Little River House (if there’s one thing I’ve learned from HGTV, it’s that you name your homes), I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I wanted to flip it.
This was two years ago in 2017. We were newly married, new to the area, and somewhat unemployed (more on that later). We had never owned a home or power tools before. Why did we feel so confident about this house and its potential? Naivete. Plain and simple. Not knowing anything about anything, our only decision-making process was to “go with our gut.”
God, intuition, beginner’s luck- whatever you choose to call it. These things definitely played a hand in our first renovation and house flip.