Ashley’s Remodel in East Austin – Before & After!

Our very own Ashley Sarver, in addition to being a Blairfield Realtor®, flips homes in Austin with her husband, Jason Sarver.

Check out Ashley’s latest newsletter below, where she shares the transformation of her latest remodel project in East Austin, 1801 E 13th St. After the couple completed construction, Ashley staged the entire home, put it on the market, and received multiple offers within the first week. We just love the finished look of this home!


This darling 1910 bungalow in East Austin was in pretty good shape structurally, so this particular flip was mostly cosmetic.


Outside, we expanded the yard by installing a new cedar fence right on the lot line. We upped the curb appeal with a fresh coat of white paint with black trim, power wash on the porch and some modern, new landscaping.



Then, we gutted the kitchen, bathroom, laminate, and linoleum flooring. There was a funny little DIY opening in the wall between the kitchen and living room with a gas line running right down the middle. This wasn’t pretty or safe, so we opened up the entire wall just to the gas line which greatly improved the flow of the space.


We installed new hardwoods, new Ikea cabinetry in the kitchen (with some custom touches of course) and open shelving to keep the room light and airy. The kitchen chandelier was repurposed (thanks Ruth!) with a coat of matte black paint and a new ceiling medallion.


There was also a door to the laundry closet in the kitchen, by moving this door to the hallway, we were able to free up wall space for the new peninsula which added TONS of storage in the kitchen.


Moving the bed to another wall makes the bedroom feel so much bigger.




In the bathroom, we went with classic white subway tiles on the walls, and hexagons on the floor. We chose a medium gray grout to accentuate the shapes and decided to paint the ceiling a matte black, which is probably one of my favorite surprises in this house.




Check out the complete set of photos of 1801 E 13th St!