Hello My FFFFFFs*! Today I’m bringing you a hubba-hubba hunk of love on Yuba…(wait, why doesn’t “hubba” rhythm with Yuba? It should so I’m going with it because I can’t figure out how to use “tuba”…). and we’re back…This flip is pretty fantastic. It’s small but, boy, Yuba made a lot of great choices. There are many elements of this space that I’d steal for my own house: kitchen cabinet color, bathroom shower tile and kitchen back splash tile to name a few.
The neighborhood is very quiet but it’s not very well-known. The biggest draw back to this neighborhood is that there isn’t anything within walking distance so it’s almost like living in suburbia — except with high crime, terrible schools and small houses.
During the last housing bubble, the houses here were not selling like crazy, nor were they selling over asking at the same rate houses in other better known, up and coming neighborhoods were. I think after a few more housing bubbles this neighborhood will become a desirable one and that in turn will raise the housing prices.
I truly don’t know who the buyers of this house are going to be. People who want to live in the suburbs aren’t going to consider this area because it doesn’t have any of the positives of the ‘burbs. And yet despite having the drawbacks of a large urban area with not a lot of money, it’s not urban enough for people wanting that experience. Say bye to the hipster, tech sect. Plus, this house is tiny. So it’s not going to appeal to a young family. It’s a real mystery…
And that was the last of the befores. Sorry, folks.
Living room: after
Dining room: after
In the next picture, you’ll see one of the unfortunate choices Yuba made: pendant lights hanging right in front of a header beam over an island. I get people want light over a counter area that is under the header beam but I hate when they put the pendants on either side of the beams. Worse yet is when they screw some plug-in puck light on the beam itself, and then you see the cord trailing along the beam, down the wall until it finds a plug. I’m not sure what the solution is short of pushing the beam all the way up into the attic (which is probably cost prohibitive) but there has to be a better solution, right?!
This is my favorite space. I’m completely obsessed with the tile in the tub area and the cabinet color, which I believe is the same as in the kitchen. I am disappointed that Yuba didn’t put in a towel rack. That, plus no shower curtain rod, is just going to be annoying for the buyer when they first move in.
Well there you have it. How do you think Yuba did?
*Curious what “FFFFF” stands for: Friday Featured Flip F**king Fabulous Fans…of course…ha!