Frankie: Week 3

I hope you enjoy these weekly updates as I learn to navigate through the business of flipping houses.  Check out other posts about Frankie the Fliphouse HERE. An alternate title for this week's post is "Gone Baby Gone"

Although not a drastic difference from last week, I'm certainly relieved to have reached this point!

Kitchen?  Gone


Bathroom? Gone


Basement? Gone (mostly).  Buhbye sailboat wallpaper!



The only thing that got marginally prettier in this house and not messier this week was the outside.  With a few sunny, not freezing days, I decided to tackle some curb appeal before winter arrives in full force.  Since we plan to be selling in the colder months, I want to make it look as nice from the outside now as possible.  I painted the door, started painting the awning & railings, mulched, and trimmed bushes. Not done, but it's a giant step in the right direction.


I've also decided to start a new trend- a kitchen in your living room!  Think it'll catch on?


With my head 100% focused on completing demo this week so we could get the dumpster out of there, I surprisingly don't have my usual list of other accomplishments (unless you count breaking a water pipe- go me).  This week, what you see is what you get, for better or worse.

I made the mistake of looking back at where I was with Clark (the last flip house) at week 3 and the rebuilding had already begun.  There was less demo there, and I made the mistake of not doing all the demo at once, so I can't allow myself feel behind with this flip.  I'm really trying to approach this one more systematically and strategically.  Here's hoping that tactic works...

Next week'll be a bit of a hiatus from flip posts, but I have a fun alternative up my sleeve :) so stay tuned!