Dori the Flip House: week 11

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. After this week, I can't be showing you full rooms anymore- I don't want to ruin the final reveal in a few weeks!  Listing in 17 days!!! (oh crap I have a lot to do)

The biggest transformation of the week was the bathroom.  All the fixtures are installed and working.  There is a medicine cabinet (hiding behind the blue film). There are working lights.  What more could you want?  Only a few small finishing touches and staging and I can put the "done" stamp on here!  My methodology in here was to go for the wow.  I didn't use the lowest-end finishes because in a house like this it would feel cheap.  By upgrading a few things like the shower head, I'm creating a lot more perceived value.


Personally, this week I've been getting my hands rather dirty with painting in between doing client design work.  I finally added my touch of color to the curb appeal with the front door.  I already toned down the color once and am debating toning it down one more notch.


Back inside, the kitchen got countertops and more plumbing. (yay plumbing!!!)



Now you get to see almost the full effect of the new breakfast bar.  I've also been busy picking up a few craigslisted pieces for staging.  You know I can't help myself.  Once they get a wipe-down, 2 of these quirky little stools will be the perfect place for my imaginary future buyer's imaginary kids to sit and do homework.


I see lots of painting in my future.

Have a wonderful weekend!