The Mini House: Staging Pics


As a reminder, here is a link to the BEFORE pictures of The Mini House…

Here are some AFTER pictures of The Mini House:

Front of House

Front of House




Kitchen w/ Breakfast Bar

Living Room

Living Room



Dining Room

Dining Room

Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom

Master Bathroom

Master Bathroom

Guest Bedroom

Guest Bedroom

Main Bathroom

Main Bathroom


Office (Third Bedroom)


Back of House

Laundry Area

Laundry Area

16 responses to “The Mini House: Staging Pics”

  1. Alex says:

    I would have at least painted the cabinets and put a new surface on the counter tops…I also would have changed the faucets in the bathrooms, but for the money you accomplished a lot.

  2. J Scott says:

    Hey Alex –

    The cabinets and countertops were both in great shape (no reason to spend money where it’s not needed), and the faucets in the bathroom are all brand new (albeit low-end).

  3. Tim says:

    First, thanks for the work you put into the website, blogs, and all. What was the square footage for this house? I like to track square footage against the project costs/details to provide rough estimates for evaluating potential deals. Also, are the kitchen appliance stainless steel or silver finish?

  4. J Scott says:

    Hey Tim –

    First, be careful about estimating rehab costs based on square footage. Because not every house needs the same level of rehab, the cost per square foot can change dramatically. Of course, if you’re doing a full gut rehab (basically, tearing out everything and rebuilding from the frame), you can get a good estimate of rehab cost, but you’re not usually doing that level of rehab on a house.

    All that said, the square footage is around 1100-1200 sq ft.

    The appliances are a faux stainless steel; very low end, but makes a great impression on first-time homebuyers who don’t expect new appliances at all.

  5. Bilgefisher says:

    Its amazing the difference proper lighting can do for a photo. The front of the house being a prime example. Nice work on this one.

  6. Mark says:

    Builders of new homes in our area of Florida do not provide refrigerators so I haven’t either. I see you put in a new fridge and it looks nice. Is that pretty much required in Atlanta to be competive on resale?

  7. J Scott says:

    Mark –

    Our goal is to ensure that our houses are 100% move-in ready…this differentiates us from our competition, and our buyers know that if we’re willing to go the extra mile with our rehabs (all appliances, washer/dryer, window treatments, etc), that we’ll probably be good to work with when it comes to purchasing the home.

    For just a couple hundred dollars extra, adding a fridge allows us to gain an advantage over the other houses for sale in our area, and in this market, we’ll take any advantage we can get.

  8. Michael says:


    Where are you picking up your low end appliances from? We are starting a flip this week on a starter home and we need to get some appliances before we list the property.

    Thanks (great site by the way)


  9. J Scott says:

    Michael –

    All of our appliances come from Home Depot. We get faux stainless refrigerator, range, microwave, dishwasher, and a washer and dryer for $2000 (delivered).

    If you’d like the SKU numbers of the specific items we purchase, just shoot me an email…

  10. Sarah says:

    I just saw this post and would love to have the sku number for the appliances! Thank you!!


  11. J Scott says:

    Hey Sarah –

    All of our appliances come from Home Depot, and are either GE or Hotpoint (Hotpoint is the low-end GE line of appliances). We pay about $2000-2100 for a Fridge, Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, Washer and Dryer.

    I have the SKU numbers at my office…I’ll post them when I get back there…

  12. home staging project photos says:

    This looks like my dream home. Some day i will have it, i do not know how but i will :-).

  13. Chad Miller says:

    Hi J,

    I absolutely love your blog. I was wondering if you wouldn’t mind shooting me the SKU numbers for the appliances you put in all of your houses. I own a handful of rentals and would possibly like to put some new appliances in them.

    One other question, do you only flip homes within a given area? (For example, within 20 miles of your own home.) Or, do you go where ever the deals are?

    Thank you in advance for your reply!

  14. J Scott says:

    Hey Chad,

    Sent you the list of appliances…

    As for investing area, we’re currently spending most of our effort within about 20 minutes of home, though if we find a great deal outside that area, we’ll certainly still consider it.

  15. Gatlin W says:


    First off, thank you for taking time to post the information that you do.

    I am also interested in the list of appliances that you use on your projects. Would you mind sending me the list!

    Thank you!

  16. kathy says:

    I would also love to get the sku numbers for the low end stainless steel appliances. I looked on HD supply and was unable to find them.

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