Flip Design Standards

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Exterior Landscape + Roof + House Numbers

• Black mulch
• Small grey retaining wall block for mulch bed border
• Medium size boxwoods in front of house
• Downspout extensions 5’ long
• Black architectural shingles
• Nite bright 16-in H x 4-in W black/reflective plastic address plaque kit
• Power wash driveway, patios, sidewalks, and any hard surfaces once dumpster has been pulled
• Exterior yard clean up of debris upon completion of project
• Decks and railings to be power washed and painted, all rotted boards replaced. If deck is new, then paint is skipped
• Trim trees to 8' canopy
• Sheds to be removed if deteriorated or rusted, if left, paint to match
• Grading around to provide proper drainage, 1 inch grade per 1 foot the house

Paint Options

Exterior Paint Colors: All Sherwin William Super Paint

Body of House: Mindful Grey
Dark Accent Color: Dovetail Grey
Front Door and Shutters: Tricorn Black
Trim Color: Marshmallow White
Any other color choices require approval by SBD
Interior Paint Colors: All Sherwin Williams

Worldly Grey (Property Solutions EggShell)
Trim: Marshmallow White (Pro-Mar 200 Enamel Blend Semi-Gloss)
Fireplace Brick:  SBD Choice (Property Solutions Eggshell)

Exterior Examples

Exterior - Front

Exterior - Front

Exterior - Back


Front Door
• 6 panel rectangular glass if replacing existing door
• Kwikset smart key system on all exterior doors
• All front doors painted tricorn black

Interior Doors
• Raised square two panel doors if possible

Closet Doors
• Hinged outswing double doors with ball stops for closets. Match interior doors

Garage to House
• Exterior fire rated door
• 6 panel

Screen and Storm doors
If in good working order, door can be kept, otherwise, remove it

Lighting + Ceiling Fans

• Motion sensor lights over the garage
• Sconce lights at doors
• Flush mount lights throughout house
• Can lights in unfinished basement
• All finishes brushed nickel
• Different lights by SBD approval only
Ceiling Fans
• Ceiling fans with lights in living rooms and all bedrooms
• Dark wood color on fan blades


Floor Carpet
• Wolverine Color: Carbon Crystals (Only at SBD choice)
• Shaw Reviving Color: Gravel

Stair Carpet
• All stairs in living areas and leading to unfinished basement

Smart Select (Lewiston) -Color: Ristretto
• Living and Bedrooms

• Mohawk (Sullivan) - Color: Mooning
• Kitchen and Baths

Rolled Vinyl
•  Shaw Highlands Color: Legacy
•  Laundry

Dark Walnut Stain

• Concrete gray enamel paint if unfinished

LVT Example
Dark Walnut
Carbon Crystals


• 3x6 white subway tile

Shower Surround
4x16 white large format subway tile

• Color: Dove Gray

Satin Silver Schhluter on edges of all tile installations


Dark Walnut

Straight Black


• Hampton Bay light or puck lighting (SBD's choice)

• LVT, ceramic tile flooring or leave existing hardwoods
• Base shoe around cabinets and baseboard
• Paint good floor vents to match new vents
• Install new vents if damaged
• Vents should be white on the walls/baseboards, or blend into the flooring

• White shaker style cabinets with slow close hinges
• Shelving and doors properly installed
• 6 inch round pulls
• Vinyl to be added under sink

• Granite: Spray White
• Quartz: Carrera White (SBD Choice)

• 3x6 white subway tile
• GFCI within 6 feet of wet areas
• Standard 18” height unless approved otherwise

• Stainless Steel
• Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, No Fridge
• Garbage disposal
• Oven - range hookup as is unless specified by SBD
• Wall insert refrigerator water line connection in flips

Living Area

• Brushed nickel 3 light ceiling fan or puck lighting (SBD Choice)
• Ceiling paint: white

Carpet, LVP or stain hardwood
• Dark Walnut Stain on Hardwoods
• Trim paint: marshmallow
• Paint good floor vents to match new vents
• Install new vents if damaged
• Install vents that blend into floor

• Black Spindles

• Vinyl Windows

• Wall paint: Worldly Gray



• Round white toilet
• Vent fan installed and venting outside

• Ceramic Tile
• Base shoe added after flooring
• Paint good floor vents to match new vents
• Install new vents if damaged
• Install white vents to blend into floor

Clear glass door
• 4x16 inch large format white subway tile tiled to ceiling
• White bathtub
• White tub surround per SBD approval
• Cover/Remove windows in shower

• Custom sized vanity with granite top
• Brushed nickel faucet
• 3 piece accessory package In brushed nickel
• Vanity light fixture
• GFCI within 6 feet of wet areas


• Brushed nickel shower trim
• Standard bathtub
• 4x16 large format white subway tile

• Brushed nickel faucet
• 3 piece accessory set


• 52” Brushed nickel ceiling fan

• White outlets
• Wall paint: Worldy Gray
• Trim Paint: Marshmallow

• Dark walnut floor stain
• Base shoe around baseboard
• Vents to be either white on the walls/baseboards, or blend into the flooring

HVAC, Water Heater, Electrical, Plumbing

• Flip houses replace HVAC if older than 12 years & water heaters older than 8 years
• HVAC maintenance if not replaced
• Label all circuits on the electrical panel cover in black sharpie
• Electrical Panels replace: Federal Pacific, Split Bus Panels, Zinsco Panels, Fuse Boxes, Pushmatic, Sylvania
• Scope drain lines at beginning and end of project
• Cast Iron drains inspected to determine need to replace (not automatic)
• Cap all unused gas lines
• Remove whole house humidifiers every time. Spray paint orange and make sure HVAC company takes off if servicing or installing new equipment.

Main Drain Lines
• Camera inspection ordered during initial walk through as part of “Rehab Ready Process”
• Have plumber upload report to Buildertrend PO
• Report must be read by the SBD Construction Manager and any necessary bids for repair requested
• Adjust budget accordingly
• Camera inspection at end of project to ensure all construction debris has been cleared


• Laundry room located to main level from basement if at all possible
• New water line box and drain line box installed as needed
• Inset Dryer box to be installed
• Hard pipe vent for dryer
• Wall insert in flips to allow proper fit in laundry closets
• Wire rack over laundry space for storage
• 1/4 turn valves
• Make sure dryer power outlet is mounted-with conduit if running down concrete wall


• All overhead doors have automatic openers if possible and keypad entry controls mounted to garage
• New doors if existing are bent *If dirty they can be painted
• Remove all shelving
• All doors should have a remote control.


• Doors: to match interior house doors, swing out with dummy handles and ball stops to hold doors closed
• One shelf installed
• Closet rod installed

• SBD Construction Manager to be consulted for finishes in the basement

• Check for insulation 
• Check wiring and ensure all wires are in a closed junction box
• Make sure all trash is removed

Crawl Space
• Make sure cleaned out
• Insulate vent openings
• Insulate exposed water lines
Privacy & Safety
• Frosted glass on windows in basement and bathrooms in showers
• Smoke/Carbon Monoxide detector in hallway by bedrooms and basement
• Smoke detectors in bedrooms Drip tube on water heater
• GFCI around wet areas and exterior as required by code
• Locks to be Kwikset Smarkey on exterior doors, all keys to match, at time of QA
• Sliding doors to have a working handle lock and bar