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Flip & Give: Crowd build Columbia’s next dream home.

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Let’s play Fixer Upper – the digital, Columbia version.

Local real estate firm The Moore Company hosted a new community project – Flip & Give – in which they renovated a Shandon bungalow; polling the public (read: you) on how to renovate + design that home, then sold it… and gave all the net proceeds to local charities (voted on, again, by the community).

What you voted on:

Through The Moore Company, you voted on the following design elements made to the house throughout the six-month process:

  1. Floorplan | selected
  2. Roof | selected
  3. Kitchen cabinets | selected
  4. Bathroom tile | selected
  5. Kitchen countertops | selected
  6. Exterior paint scheme | selected
  7. Front door style | selected

And exclusively through COLAtoday (right here on this page), you chose the following bonus design elements (which elements, selected by you in August):

  1. Outdoor add-ons | selected
  2. Wet bar backsplash | selected

The results? See below, and thanks for playing.

Q2 Results: Wet bar backsplash tiles

We asked: Which tiles should adorn the wet bar backsplash?

You answered: Vintage mirror and tile diamonds. 🏆


Vintage mirror and tile diamonds | image courtesy The Moore Company

tiles vote 2

Q1 Results: Outdoor add-ons

We asked: Which outdoor addition do you want to add to the home?

You answered: Back porch fireplace. 🏆

outdoor fireplace

Example of an outdoor fireplace | image courtesy The Moore Company

Flip and Give COLAtoday Q1 results

“Before” photos ⬇






“After” photos ⬇

I liked to think of this as a game combining elements of House Hunters, Fixer Upper + Flip or Flop – where we chose how to build someone else’s house, without the loan and the stress. And, we actually listened to you, vs. that couple on TV that picked the place with the kitchen you hated.


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