Grover: Week 3

I hope you enjoy these weekly updates as I learn to navigate through the business of flipping houses.  Check out  more about this flip, Grover, or check out posts about our last flip HERE. This week I made a mess.  A big mess.


I'm waiting until the contractor gets started to bring in a dumpster due to the limited parking situation at the house, so until then, the dining room and garage will be less than spotless.  You might also notice, Mr. Sledge Hammer, and Miss Built-in had a bit of a fling.  Looking better already, I think!

The partial kitchen demolition was driven by necessity.  See that little black box where the sink will be?  It's actually a heater that will replace the one that's on the wall that's coming down.  (I cannot WAIT for the wall to come down!)


Even though the kitchen's starting to come apart, I spent about 80% of my week in the smallest room of the house.

Remember how there used to be a VERY blue bathroom?  The lone blue toilet is all that's left.  I'm kind of in love with this picture.


All of the tile is gone with the exception of a few behind the toilet.  The driving factor for this surprisingly speedy bathroom gut is peaking out there on the right.  Do you see it?

That's right..... a NEW TUB!  In the last house, I painted the painfully pink tub and I decided to try something different here.  Although it cost about double, in this smaller bathroom, the dated style tub was pretty in-your-face.  The new tub in combination with the more open layout I'm planning will make this bathroom feel probably double the size as when I bought it.


No, I haven't forgotten about the lone blue toilet.  He'll be ousted as well, but, being the only toilet in the house, he is still has an important role.

If you own a house, or ever plan to, please take note.  This is NOT how to wire ANYTHING.  Hiding things like this and open junction boxes behind cabinets is not even close to the right way to do it.  Just don't.  Your house will thank you.


While my plumbers were doing their thing with the tub and heater, I started roaming the house looking for smaller tasks to tackle.  You already saw the scallop-less built-in, but I also spent quite a bit of time in the bedrooms.  Let the paint prep begin!!


The walls now totally remind me of having chicken pox as a kid and being spotted with calamine lotion.  Don't worry, Walls, you'll be feeling/looking better in no time!

And now that I've started off my Friday by anthropomorphizing walls, a built in, a sledge hammer, and a toilet, I think it's time for me to go smash a kitchen.

Have a great weekend!!