Dori the Flip House: week 3

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. Week 3 is here, more smashing happened, and now I wait.  Dori's little town is getting a new building inspector, but he's taking a vacation naturally.  What does that mean for me?  It means that we need to wait at least another week before we have a building permit.  No permit, no windows or touching anything structural.  Boo.

I can confidently say, though, that my part of demo is complete.  As is paying for some brute labor to take down the eyesore sheds.  Arrivederci!


A dirty, smelly (oh goodness the smell) task that would have taken me weeks and probably multiple injuries, took 2 20-something guys just over half a day.


Meanwhile inside, I took down all the old paper wall-board in the bathroom, since paper+water is not an ideal combination.... you can use your imagination...  And the tub should be getting replaced early next week!

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I have determined that the previous owners must have been sunlight hating vampires, which I guess is why the house felt like a cave when I got it.  Once I peeled back layers, I discovered that not only was there originally a window in the shower (where I plan to put a new one anyway), but the living room window was once significantly larer.  In an ideal world, I'd make the living room window larger again, but windows have already been ordered.


The kitchen is also now fully removed and the room will never look bigger.  It will look better though.  Just picture the new kitchen- a breakfast bar/peninsula taking the placed of the studs on the left and nice white, shaker style cabinets on either side leading into the dining room where there will soon be a slider on the back wall.  I will get light into this house any way I possibly can.


Proper electrical will help with that problem too.  Because apparently it's not 'normal' to have a ceiling fan in one room controlled by a switch in another room.  Who knew?  Lucky I have my trusty electrician on the task.


I have a feeling next week will be a bit torturous for me since progress will be at a near stop until the permit comes in.  I can probably scrounge up a few projects to work on, but I'll have to wait for the progress leaps and bounds that I was hoping for.

Have a wonderful weekend!