Before and After Photos Of Our Fixer Upper

A little over two years ago, we had $81,400 worth of consumer debt and now we are debt free! One crazy, creative way that we paid off all of our debt was by buying, and six months later selling, a fixer upper.

Truth be told, we didn’t purchase the house with the intentions of flipping it, but God had another plan and we couldn’t be happier with where we are now – or how beautifully our fixer upper turned out! You can read more information about how and why we bought the fixer upper here, but without further ado, I’ll dive right into all the before and after photos of our lovely, Spanish mission-style home.

Before and After Pictures

 The Kitchen

The kitchen was my favorite part of the house renovation! In fact, I may just redo the kitchen in our next house with the same cabinets and counter tops. We even opened up the kitchen to the old family room which added a Home & Gardens/Martha Stewart-type fireplace into the kitchen space.

You can read my entire kitchen renovation post here. But first, here is a sneak peek!

kitchen before after

We turned the adjacent family room with fire place into a eat-in dining space. This placed the fireplace in the kitchen!


The Sunroom

This space off the back of the house was one of our favorite family areas with TONS of natural light. Between the wallpaper and wood paneling, we worked HARD to transform this space.

What we updated:


Here is a picture of the entire room.

sunroom long

The Interior Courtyard

Right inside the gates of the home was a 1,200 square foot interior courtyard. The space featured a long breezeway to the front door and a large screened in patio.

What we updated:

  • Painted patio floor with acrylic concrete paint
  • Landscaped edge of courtyard with red mulch and a variety of outdoor plants (some of which I found in the backyard.)
  • Installed market lights across the space
  • Transformed the water fountain into a flower planter

Fixer Upper Pictures

Now from a different angle…

Fixer Upper Pictures

The Foyer

The home featured an arched foyer with a bare concrete slab. We decided wood grain tile was the best way to go with all the long, beautiful hallways. The installation of almost 1,000 square feet of wood tile was one of the largest expenses we incurred, but it was worth it. The floors added a major wow factor to the home!

What we updated:

  • Chipped up the original tile entry pad
  • Added a new light fixture
  • Touched up the wall paint (The walls were already painted a “Toasted Almond” color that we decided to keep.)

Before and After Pictures

Here is a picture looking in from the front door into the dining room.

Before and After Pictures

The Dining Room

As you can see from the picture above, the dining room was the first space that you see when you walk into the house. For this reason, I decided to splurge on a light fixture that had a Spanish/Mediterranean feel, but was also modern and clean. I also splurged on beautiful curtains to finish the space. (And by splurge, I mean $29.99 a panel from Target!)

What we updated:

  • Wood grain tile
  • Upgraded baseboard
  • New light fixture

dining room table

The Living Room

Off of the dining room and foyer was the formal living room. (I didn’t get a good “before” picture before we moved in furniture. Sorry!) The walls were also painted “Toasted Almond”.

What we updated:

  • Installed cream carpet
  • Installed upgraded baseboard


The Bedrooms

The house featured 4 bedrooms that were stripped down to concrete floors and tan walls. Here is what they looked like before:

bedroom before

What we updated:

  • Paint
  • Carpet
  • New ceiling fans and light fixtures

Here are images of the 4 bedrooms after they were finished and staged.


The Bathrooms

This house had one master bathroom and one set of Jack and Jill bathrooms (two separate bathrooms sharing one tub and shower). We chose to move forward with cosmetic updates only in the master bathroom.

What we updated:

  • Removed the old mirror and medicine cabinet
  • Textured and painted the walls
  • Painted the sink cabinet and installed new hardware

master bath

On the other hand, we completely gutted the other bathrooms that were completely….yellow. (Yellow toilets, yellow seashell sinks, yellow vinyl flooring and a big yellow tub!)

guest bathroom

Here’s a closer look.

bathroom tub

Whew! That completes our fixer upper home tour. I’d love to hear from you! Let me know if you have any questions.

Have you ever fixed up a home? If so, how did it turn out?!

Before and after pictures of my fixer upper cover


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  1. Hello Jane, It is really helpful blog for all busy ladies. You have arranged all things in a right manner. You have decorated all rooms so nicely. You have clicked an awesome picture. I like all your household things. Thanks for sharing this amazing blog.
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