Cole the Flip House: Week 12

I hope you enjoy these weekly updates as I navigate through the business of flipping houses one house at a time!!  If you’re new here (Hello!!!) or just enjoy walking down memory lane, you can see my 7 previous flip houses here.  Thanks for coming along for the ride as I jump into flip #8!!!  Check out previous posts about this house here and follow along on my insta-stories for more behind the scenes goodness! This post may contain affiliate links.  For more information, see my disclosures here.  

Week 12 of flips always makes me think.  Week 12 was listing week on our first house, Clark (also the one with the least work needed!) and week 12 for Millie (the biggest project) I was still working on demo and was just past 1/3rd the way through it's 34 week timeframe.  Week 12 on Cole is nearing the end and it's very exciting!



I decided to go all white for the walls and trim on the first floor.  The goal is for the space to feel clean, open, and full of possibilities for the potential buyers.  Upstairs is closest to completion with just floor refinishing and bathroom accessories to make it feel finished.



The bedrooms got my favorite light gray (Balboa Mist) and the new jack and jill powder room got white walls and the same tile as the first floor bathroom.



As you can see, light fixtures (except for 1 because I don't have it yet...) have been installed.  I'm really looking forward to sharing final photos with you when everything is staged: progress photos never quite show everything you see in person, but once I break out my good camera complete with wide angle lens, you get a better picture.... literally.



The charm of this house is really going to show through once things are finished and the house is staged!  I did decide to go dramatic behind where the stove will be and did a contrasting navy tile.  You can't see in the progress photo, but the tiles are all the same texture pattern with just the color different behind the stove.  There will be a recirculating vent hood covering up the plug (and hole where there had been a wire poking through).  For a small house with a limited kitchen size, this room feels spacious!  I tried to maximize every opportunity for counter space as well as cabinetry.  Remember, where the stove is going used to be the pass-through to the living room?



Handy dad stepped in to help out with some landscaping and curb appeal.  He raked out the existing gardens so we can plan out where we want new ones and scrubbed some grime from the exterior siding.  We have a couple curb appeal details up our sleeves, but you'll see those soon enough!



I'm hopeful that inspections and floor refinishing will be happening next week and then the following week we will be listing!!!  If you know anyone in the market for a charming, small house with a spacious yard located just over a mile from the commuter rail, send them my way!  Perfect commuter location if I do say so myself.


Have an amazing weekend!