Unsellable Houses

Rustic Cabin Reno

Now, this was our favorite home of the season! Yes, we say that about many homes, but for this one, we really mean it! Michelle bought the house a little while back with the best intentions to fix it up for her to live in, but soon realized that she wanted to live closer to town and with a fresh start! 


Location and Inspiration-

Location and inspiration for this home go hand in hand! The house is located outside Snohomish in a pretty secluded area surrounded by these beautiful tall evergreen trees. Upon pulling up to the property, I got cozy cabin vibes right away and saw the exposed rock and the vintage wallpaper in the kitchen. I knew that this home needed to be a mid-century modern cabin! Another new style for this season! 


Key Updates- 


The old kitchen layout was inefficient for the amount of floor space it took up, and it was very outdated. We combated this by getting rid of the old hood vent and peninsula and adding an oversized island! We went with lower blue cabinets to add a pop of color and kept the uppers white. I have said it once, and I will say it again, all-white kitchens are coming out of style! If you want to add a little bit of color but are not ready to commit to the entire thing, having lower cabinets in one color is a great option! We finished the kitchen off with white quartz countertops and a cement-style backsplash to keep with the earthy feel of the home. 


Upstairs Bathroom:

While the bathroom as it stood was usable, it was not exactly functional, and because it was the only bathroom upstairs, we needed to make sure that it was as valuable as possible! We added a double vanity, reconfigured the bath into a custom bath and shower with luxury tile, and added a mini hex mosaic to the flooring. The mini hex tile gave the feel of mid-century modern! 



There were many more improvements made to the home, but I think one of the most significant differences was painting the wood siding! I knew that this would get mixed opinions from people, but after we finished, I could not be happier with the choice! By painting the wood, it brightened up the space significantly while still letting the texture of the wood show through! For this home, we painted all the walls with Sherwin Williams Origami White, a favorite of ours!

Featured Finds- 

Textured black plate

Echo Shadow B/C placemat

Hanging succulent

Stoneware vase

Mango wood candle holders

Marble pinch bowl w/ tray & spoon

Paulownia hanging wood slices


Key Materials- 

Did you know that we have the products we used in this home liked in our amazing storefront?! You can find all of our favorites from this Episode Here!



For this Unsellable House we were lucky enough to work with a local artist, Elina! If you are interested in more of her work you can find her at https://artbyelina.com/  or in Instagram under art.by.elina 



When we go to renovate homes we almost always go with LVP because of its strength and durability! For this home here are our flooring details: 

Website: featherlodge.info

Instagram: featherlodgebrands

Brand: Feather Lodge Brands

Flooring Collection: AquaLogic Ultra


Final Results- 


The Numbers- 


Unsellable Price: $675,000

New List Price: $850,000

Offer: $1,000,000

Final Profit After Spilt: $112,500

Coming Next Week- 

“A couple of the twins’ longtime friends need help updating their mother’s rambler for sale. While Leslie worries that the colorful and eclectic design plan will repel buyers, Lyndsay gets a second opinion from Bargain Block’s Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas.”