Welcome! I am Betsy Glass, the face behind The Flippin Designer. My husband Rich and I and our goldendoodle Charleston reside in Charleston, SC and love working together every day creating dream homes for each of our clients. We specialize in Modern, Vintage, Bohemian, Industrial, Farmhouse, Urban Cottage, Formal and Historical styles that can all be put together to help a client achieve their dream property.
Betsy and Rich The Flippin Designer
May 7, 2020
Lowcountry Photo of Dock

Are You Relocating To Charleston, South Carolina?

Tips on how The Flippin Designer helps clients who are relocating to the Charleston, SC area. Getting your designer involved in the house shopping process can save you thousands of dollars!
May 1, 2020
3D rendering and planning

Online Design – Interior Design Done Remotely

See how The Flippin Designer can help you remotely with Interior Design Online. See projects we are working on remotely during the covid 19 crisis.
April 23, 2020

How To Plan A Renovation Part 3 of 3

The final blog in a series of 3 on how to plan a renovation. If you are remodeling your home or business in Charleston, SC this final blog covers bidding a renovation project, finding a contractor to do the work, researching a contractor, and how to pay the bill.
April 17, 2020

How To Plan A Renovation Part 2 of 3

Quick tips on how to plan a renovation like a contractor. Whether you are updating your kitchen or putting on new siding read this 3 part blog on how to put together a great plan and hire a contractor to do the job.
April 10, 2020

How To Plan A Renovation Part 1 of 3

A road-map to planning a renovation. Before you get a quote from a contractor read this simple to follow 3 part blog on how to plan a renovation
May 22, 2019

State St. Bungalow: How to Add a New Fireplace

Here's what you need to know when adding a fireplace from scratch. Even though this bungalow was built in 1920 it did not have a fireplace in the main living space. My client really wanted to have a one that her family could enjoy during those Michigan winters and since we definitely had the wall space, we decided add one.
May 22, 2019

State St. Bungalow: How to Make a Tiny Guest Bedroom Feel Bigger

Betsy Glass shares some tricks for making a small space feel bigger. The lure of tiny living is a popular topic these days. But truth be told, tiny living only works when you’ve got a smart design on your side.
May 22, 2019

State St. Bungalow: Bathroom Before and After

We reworked the bathroom layout to create a larger and more updated space with plenty of modern amenities. The State Street Statement! I’m excited to walk you through the main-level bathroom before and after where we completely opened up the walls and added a washer/dryer closet along with a curbless walk-in shower and a vanity double the original size.
May 22, 2019
State St. Bungalow Sunroom Remodel

State St. Bungalow Sunroom Remodel

Learn about the project ideas for this 1920s bungalow in Michigan, and see how we kicked off the project with a unique sunroom remodel. This week I’m so excited to introduce you to our new our new renovation “State St. Bungalow.”
December 11, 2018
How to Turn an Entry Closet into a Mudroom

Victory Farms: How to Turn an Entry Closet into a Mudroom

Wasted space can start right at the front door. Here's how to redesign your entry to really make a splash. This week at Victory Farms we see how an entry closet in a very small entry was opened up and converted into a breathtaking custom built-in farmhouse-style mudroom. As you look at the before and demo pictures of the entry you will see all the wasted space and height that was not being utilized.
December 11, 2018
The Final Reveal of Victory Farms

The Final Reveal of Victory Farms

The Michigan lake cottage gets its final transformation. Take the full tour! Hi everyone, I hope you had a terrific holiday!! This week is the final reveal of Victory Farms. I have added before & after pictures of each room so you could see how this home transformed into my clients dream vacation home. Seeing it all together makes me so proud; we really did go from Grandma’s cottage to this modern farmhouse gem! I had such an amazing experience turning this home into what V always wanted.
December 7, 2018
Bathroom Remodel & Reveal!

Victory Farms: Bathroom Remodel & Reveal!

See how our picks for tile, lighting and the curb-less shower come together. Over the past few weeks, we’ve been renovating a Lakehouse in New Buffalo, Michigan. You can catch up on past posts here and here. All the demo has been done and we’ve even gotten some good surprises.
December 7, 2018
Creating Beautiful Banquette Seating

Renovation Diary: Creating Beautiful Banquette Seating

How to navigate creating zones in an open floor plan."The Wall-less Room" is what we will be discussing this week at Victory Farms. This was my toughest challenge on this project! The prior owner used this open space to accommodate a dining table.
December 7, 2018
Interior Design

Renovation Diary: Open-Concept Entertaining Space

See how The Flippin Designer gave the open-concept floorplan of the living and dining areas in this Michigan cottage a personal touch. This week at Victory Farms I will walk you through the progress in the open-concept living room and kitchen! A Place to Cozy Up Our amazing tile company “Cowell Custom Flooring,” finished the fireplace surround and kitchen backsplash wall, which looks fantastic!
December 7, 2018
An Organized Modern Farmhouse Laundryroom

Renovation Diary: An Organized Modern Farmhouse Laundry Room

See how a messy utility room gets reinvented as a neat and stylish space. This week at Victory Farms we are going to turn a messy utility room into to an organized modern farmhouse-inspired laundry room.
October 10, 2018
The Flippin Designer

Cottage Renovation: A Clean Slate for Victory Farms

From mudroom plans and ideas for creating beautiful bathrooms to the final demolition, big plans are coming together for this cottage renovation.
This week we will finish the demolition of Victory Farms! This post is all about learning how to space plan for a cottage renovation after tearing away to a clean slate.
August 29, 2018
Bathroom Renovations Myrtle beach

Renovation Diary: Finishes For A Vintage Farmhouse Bathroom

Brick, tile and barnwood are the key materials to pulling off the look.
In this week’s blog we have finished up the demolition upstairs and construction is underway! To get the vintage farmhouse bathroom vibe, I chose a combination of brick, shiplap, subway tile and hex tile.
August 22, 2018
How to Carve Out Room for a New Master Bathroom

Renovation Diary: Making Room For A New Master Bathroom

Dissecting the layout may reveal easy ways to “steal” space from your floorplan.
Now that you have seen some before pictures of “Victory Farms”, in this blog you will see demolition under way and with the walls opening up, I can start adding ideas to my design software.
August 16, 2018

Renovation Diary: The Victory Farms Project

The first in a new series! See how The Flippin Designer tackles this dated “Harbor Country” cottage in Michigan.
Victory Farms. It’s a gem of a place about a mile from Lake Michigan in a quintessential beach town located in New Buffalo, MI.
July 13, 2018
The Flippin’ Designer: Meet Betsy Glass

Meet Betsy Glass Of The Flippin Designer

Introducing a weekly column on all things renovation and redesign.
Hi…I am Betsy Glass the face behind “The Flippin Designer”. I am so ecstatic to have the opportunity to work with Cottage & Bungalows Magazine and share all of our cottage renovation and design tips with you!
January 16, 2018
Lakeside Charm & Industrial Inspiration

The Flippin’ Designer: Interior Designer Betsy Glass transforms her model home into a beautiful Michigan lakeside cottage

A designer infuses her Michigan cottage with a mix of coastal, rustic and industrial charm.
When it comes to creating a home that truly makes you happy, vision is everything. When Betsy Glass and her husband bought their cottage in 2012, Betsy could picture it becoming her dream home. It was a model home before, so the walls were bare and plain, and the front yard was just dirt.