Frankie: Week 1

Welcome to the first of many Friday Fliphouse updates.  Check out other posts about Frankie the Fliphouse HERE. Monday late afternoon, we finally got word that all the papers had been signed properly by the seller and the sale was recorded.  Translation- Frankie was officially ours!  And do you know what that means?

Smashy smashy!


Eventually the above kitchen became this:


The lower cabinets actually have water lines running directly below the countertop- good thing we looked before smashing.... otherwise this picture would be significantly wetter.

The bathroom has only been the subject of minor destruction so far, but that won't be for long.  It's one of today's targets.


For future reference: this is NOT how to install a recessed medicine cabinet.  Not. at. all.

Continuing to the basement.  Say Goodbye sailboats, and Hello open plan!


In less smashy news, the 3 planting beds also got cleaned out and let me tell you, that was a b*tch.  Mint plants had taken over everywhere and old landscape fabric was actually a breeding ground for weeds, not a preventor.  There were some areas that just ripping out all the landscape fabric took care of the weeding.



Less jungle-like and awaiting mulch:


There still quite a bit more destruction and smashing to happen, but Frankie's well on its way.  Knock on wood, but I'm feeling optimistic about this house and my timeline.

I also accomplished a ton of running around, planning and prepping including:

-Getting a dumpster! which I neglected to get a pic of...

-Purchasing kitchen cabinets

-Picking out countertop & appliances (just haven't placed the orders yet)

-Getting quotes from contractors, window installers, & tub refinishers

Hopefully next week will mark the end of destruction and the beginning of rebuilding.  I can't WAIT to see it all come together!