Dori the Flip House: week 2

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. I didn't get the demo finished this week like I hoped, however things are moving along nicely.  I'm really not in too much of a rush currently, because not much can happen in the next 2 weeks as we wait for the building permit to come through and the windows that were ordered to come in.  I'm crossing my fingers that we'll have the permit in hand when the windows come in and we can jump on that.  Once windows happen, everything else can and the line of dominos can start falling.

So until then, I smashed more,

Dori the flip house week 2 demo

and opened up the kitchen to the living room a bit,

Dori the flip house week 2 demo

and loaded about a kagillion loads of demo debris into the dumpster,

Dori the flip house week 2 demo

and mowed the large lawn (just the front pictured), all the while thankful that my own lawn is essentially a postage stamp,

Dori the flip house week 2 lawn

and figured out a MUCH needed plan for some curb appeal (hint: it includes stained shutters and a blue door- image via Young House Love),

Young House Love Blue Door

and got multiple landscaping quotes, and planned out the kitchen, and ordered appliances with the holiday sales, and ordered light fixtures for almost the entire house.

Dori the flip house week 2 planned lights

(1- Hyannis Wall Lantern for outside, 2- Nimbo Flushmount for the kitchen,3- Octagon Flushmount for the bedrooms)

My plan is to have everything purchased in the next few weeks so when install begins it can go full force.  If this flip house goes according to plan (fingers crossed) once stuff starts happening, everything will start happening.  Windows will lead to drywall which will lead to painting and tiling which will lead to kitchen and bath install and then flooring, staging, and selling.  That's the plan at least!