Dori the Flip House w1

I hope you enjoy these weekly updates as I learn to navigate through the business of flipping houses.  My latest flip house, Dori sports the 3 L's in real estate, but will need more than a bit of creativity to make the house sellable. You can find more about this house and about my 4 previous flip houses here. So this week I deconstructed. A lot.  And by deconstructed I do mean smashed.  And made a big mess.

Dori Flip House Demo

It turns out that the previous owners were masters at covering up issues.  If you can't see it, it doesn't exist, right?  Like termite damage.  It doesn't exist if you put paneling over in and a new toe kick on the cabinet they completely feasted through....  Luckily for me, it's not active and they dined on one cabinet and paper wallboard only, leaving the studs completely alone, but I'm treating it anyway. No bandaid fixes for this flipper.

Dori Flip House Demo termite damage

Tell me this wasn't a bit creepy to find behind paneling:

Dori Flip House Demo

But on a less creepy note- the kitchen has bid us adieu and my new plans are coming together nicely.

Dori Flip House Demo Kitchen

I'm going for a completely different feel here than the other houses.  My goal here is funky condo alternative.  I won't even be using my go to subway tiles.

Dori Flip House Prelim Kitchen Plan

The most tedious thing so far has been getting rid of the darn brick veneer wall.  They used some good adhesive because I had to tear that sucker down brick by flippin brick.

Dori Flip House Demo Brick

I'm hoping that by the end of next week, all the interior deconstruction can be DONE.  2 weeks of demo would far surpass Millie's 2+ months of demo.  I'm eager for this house to be a blank slate (and stop being an assault on my olfactory senses) so I can start rebuilding!