Cole the Flip House: Week 4

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!  

Progress seems to creep at the beginning as a lot of behind the scenes things are happening.  All that visually happened this week was the start of HVAC install.  When I pulled up to the house yesterday, I was excited to see the telltale signs in the yard that progress was happening: a pile of scrap metal in the yard that once was the old HVAC system.  The new one is being installed as we speak.



We had to have them totally rerun the duct work for the second floor- only 1 room had heat, and the run went right through the kitchen wall I wanted to remove.  The trade-off for that, however is that we need to have a decent sized chase running next to the chimney on the living room side, but I think it's a fair trade to have heat and AC in both bedrooms and the bathroom upstairs.  If this wasn't the prime tv-mounting wall in the living room, I probably would have done a built-in, but gotta provide the tv a home!



More systems fun is happening this weekend with both plumbing and electrical going in.  The bath tub is also going in today as well.  Even though it may not look like it, this house is moving along nicely.  It's always more satisfying visually to see things like drywall, tile, and cabinets, but we need to make sure what's behind the wall is right first!


I can't, however leave you with no eye-candy this week!  I've finally started to put my brain toward the decorative elements- especially when it comes to the kitchen.  Most of the cabinetry will actually be wood with only 3 cabinets flanking the sink in a soft dove gray.  I want to add a vintage vibe with tumbled marble subway tile with a decorative detail above the stove (grout color TBD), then balance out the traditional with modern white quartz counters and funkier hardware and lighting.  As always, this could change 10,000 times before the project is over, but I think it's hitting the right vintage modern vibe.


I'm actually looking forward to doing wood cabinets on this one.  Aside from the wood island at Shorty, it's been a while since I did wood cabinets, and I'm excited to be playing around with the balance of vintage feeling and a few more fun elements.  What do you think?


Have a fantastic weekend!!!