Master suite done at the flip house

Hello friends! I realize it has been absolutely forever since I’ve posted here. I just returned from two months of training related to my job with the National Guard and have now jumped right back into finishing the flip house.

This crazy mama has been burning the candle at both ends for awhile working on the last 10 percent of the flip. I’m hoping to get done by the middle of this month, and then I can focus on sharing more with you about this insane awesome exhausting growth experience. 😉

In the meantime, today I wanted to show you the brand new master suite at the flip that is done!

Here’s a before of the space, which previously served as an attic.

Master-Suite-before Master-suite-before-2 I had a lot of space to work with, but also a lot of challenges. I hired a wonderful contracting crew to do the build, which was the best decision ever! I was blessed to find a man at my church that came highly recommended, and he brought in his own folks to help. I won’t share names because I’m not sure they would want the publicity (plus I’m a little stingy with my contractors). 😉 But they did an absolutely amazing job.

Master-suite-construction-3 Master-suite-construction-2 Master-suite-construction Daryl Dale-trimwork

I also hired a drywall finisher for this space. He did a great job as well. After this project, I definitely have a new respect for the professionals that do this work.


Here I am painting the space after the drywall was finished. My clothes are a good indicator that I am not a professional painter by any means.


And now, for the finished bedroom space …


The master closet is fully lit with two lights and offers a lot of room. (I took the closet doors off temporarily to spray paint them white.)

I had beautiful neutral carpet installed throughout the bedroom.


I used my favorite white Zinsser® Ceiling Paint for the ceilings and a slightly darker grayish white called Powdered Sugar for the walls. As always, I would recommend using an eggshell finish from Valspar or Sherwin Williams for the walls. These are my favorite brands for producing a smooth, even finish. The trim got an slightly off-white, semi-gloss paint.


I had a pocket door installed at the master bathroom entrance to avoid any obtrusive doors from swinging into the hallway or bath spaces.

Master-suite-hall Upstairs-master-suite-bedroom

I love the versatility of the nook area. It could be used as an office or reading space, or it would also offer great separation if multiple kids are sharing this room. I particularly like the raised ceiling and recessed lighting.


And now, for the master bathroom …


This is probably my most favorite room in this home. I feel like the space was used perfectly. I particularly love the counter space.

Master-suite-vanity Master-suite-shower Master-bathroom-vanity-top Master-bathroom Bathroom-vanity-closeup

Many of you said one of the things you’d like to see incorporated into this home was built-in shelves. So I had these installed in the master bathroom. They make a great spot for keeping linens, etc.


For the flooring, I installed luxury vinyl tile from Lowe’s, which I grouted. This is my new favorite flooring product, by the way. I’ll be installing this same tile in my own kitchen this summer.


So what do you think of the new master suite? I believe this will make a beautiful, comfortable space for a family very soon. I am hoping they are as pleased with it as I am!

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18 Responses

  1. Mar says:

    Wow! Beautiful. I love the choices of the counter top and flooring. It is in perfect harmony with the space. I’m looking forward to seeing the bedroom.

  2. Vicki Kubiak says:

    What information do you have on the shower enclosure? Are you happy with it?

  3. Deb says:

    Wow! your team and you did a beautiful job!

  4. Theda says:

    Very nice!

  5. Patricia Hastings says:

    This looks AMAZING!!! I love it!

  6. Patty says:

    This space is so beautiful, I love it. You and your contractor did an amazing job. It is bright and I see it being a spacious tranquil space.
    The flooring is beautiful and I love that you incorporated shelves.
    The closet is a really nice size and you put two lights in it, you can never have to much light in a closet.
    The master suite is so well done, you should be very proud.

  7. Amy Kyle says:

    What an amazing transformation! I can’t believe this is the same house. Susan, you and your crew do amazing work. I love how neutral everything is also.

    • Susan says:

      Thanks so much, Amy. I’m finishing up the living room and kitchen now and then it’s on to final details outside. I’ve got a deadline of June 17 to try and wrap everything up. 🙂

  8. Michelle says:

    Wow!!!! God has blessed you Suz! Beautiful!!!

  9. Wes says:

    Great job on the master Susan. The colors look really good for the space.

    • Susan says:

      Thanks so much, Wes. I’m so exhausted with this project and ready to be done, lol. I hope you’re enjoying any DIYing you’ve been up to. 🙂

  10. Sharon says:

    Looks awesome!!!

  11. Karen says:

    I love your carpet. What color and brand did you use?

    • Susan says:

      Oh wow. I had a carpet installer put that in and I’m checking my receipt but it doesn’t list the color. It is a cross between a light gray and a light brown – a true neutral. I ordered an 8-lb. padding to upgrade the flooring and it made all the difference. I didn’t spend a lot on the carpet itself; it’s a mid-grade. But I beefed the padding to improve the quality and it looks amazing. I checked online to find a similar color to compare it to and I would say it looks like the “Element” color you see in this link:

  12. Kristen says:

    What color/style is that vinyl tile you used in the bathroom?

    • Susan says:

      It’s 18×18″ luxury vinyl, groutable tile from Lowe’s. The color is Pistachio and the grout color is Saddle Gray. I love this tile so much I’m getting ready to put it in my own kitchen! Pics of that project coming soon. Thanks for stopping by, Kristen.

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