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Tim and Katie Have Done It Again

Tim and Katie Have Done It Again

Oct 05, 2020

Tim and Katie, the Fixer Upper Couple from Columbus, OH, have done it again! They have taken an old, neglected house and turned it into a beautiful home for a new family.

When you are ready to see an incredible transformation, scroll down to see the before and after photos from the “Linwood Cottage.” 🤩

Zettler before after

How Do Tim and Katie Work Their Magic?

Katie and Tim have the skills for finding the right house in the right neighborhood (Tim) combined with a terrific eye for design (Katie.)

Tim and Katie
Tim and Katie

Tim is constantly on the lookout for old, dumpy, or abandoned houses in great neighborhoods. That’s because Upward Home Solutions buys houses in any condition!

Upward Home Solutions needs your help finding the next restoration project.

You can help Tim and Katie find their next flip. Do you know someone who would like to sell a house for cash, quickly, and without the complications of working with a realtor? All you have to do is fill out this simple form. If Tim buys the house, he has a special thank you gift for you!

Tim and Katie love old houses and they enjoy the challenge of getting them fixed up for the next generation. In short, they believe in restoring houses and rejuvenating neighborhoods. It’s part of the mission and the culture of the company they created.

“The reality is that old houses that were built a hundred years ago were built by actual craftsmen, people who were the best in the world at what they did. The little nuances in the woodwork, the framing of the doors, the built-in nooks, the windows—all had been done by smart, talented people, and I quickly found that uncovering those details and all of that character made the house more inviting and more attractive and more alive.”

― Joanna Gaines, The Magnolia Story

The Linwood Cottage

On a tree-lined street in the Linwood neighborhood of Columbus, sits a sweet Cape Cod style house. It has 3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 half bath, and a total square footage of 1566. Lots of mature trees line the street and the houses are set back from the road with lush lawns.

Linwood Neighborhood: High Growth Potential

The Linwood neighborhood of Columbus is affordable and highly desirable. Just west and slightly south of downtown, houses in this neighborhood are appreciating at a fast rate. Zillow estimates that housing prices in Linwood will rise 13.6% in the next year after having increased 8.4% in the past 12 months!

If you love Senegalese food, you absolutely must try Chez Rama in Linwood. For newbies, start with the lamb with jollof rice, one of the top rated dishes at this restaurant.

The Front


Zettler front

When the “Linwood Cottage” house was purchased by Upward Home Solutions, it didn’t look very good. The previous owners had not updated the house in a long time. Nonetheless, the team at Upward Home Solutions went to work right away!

The UHS Team fixed the cute front porch and painted the house a modern grey with white trim. They updated the landscaping, giving the house great curb appeal.


A Central Ohio residential remodel.
1573 Zettler: Linwood Cottage

Check out the new front door and windows!

Front door 1573 Zettler Rd 013

Looking out to the neighborhood, the only thing missing on this porch is a swing… and a glass of lemonade.

FrontPorch 1573 Zettler Rd 015

The Kitchen


Zettler kitchen


The UHS Team replaced the countertops, backsplash, fixtures, appliances, and flooring. I am in love with the hardware! 🤩

Kitchen 1573 Zettler Rd 038
Kitchen sink 1573 Zettler Rd 044

Interior Rooms


The previous owners had painted the walls of the front room a dark, almost black, color.

Zettler front room

Cozy or scary? We’re not sure who decided to paint the walls of the front room this color, but it made the room feel small.


With new flooring, a comforting light grey paint, and new windows, this feels like a brand new house.

Room 1573 Zettler Rd 019

Finally, the Linwood Cottage also got a brand new HVAC system. Although it’s not an exciting thing to show in pictures, the house will be reliably cozy in the winter and cool in the summer.

Act Fast!

The Linwood Cottage went on the market today, but it will go quickly. Houses in this neighborhood don’t stay on the MLS for long. In fact, we expect that this house will go into contract this week. We’ve had a lot of interest already!

Other Projects by Tim and Katie

If you enjoy pictures of renovations, check out some of Tim and Katie’s other recent projects.

Clintonville House

Delaware House

Hilliard House

We Buy Houses

Upward Home Solutions is buying houses in all neighborhoods of Central Ohio. Most people know about selling a house with a Realtor, but did you know there is a better, faster way to sell a house? Direct home buyers like Upward Home Solutions will give you a fair, cash offer for your house. And you don’t need to make repairs or even clean it out. We especially like houses that need a little TLC.

Our process is simple, give us a call and schedule a time for us to meet with you. Tim will present you with an offer for your house. If you like the offer, we will help you with everything to complete the sale. On the day of the closing, the title company will deposit the cash directly into your bank account.

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