On to flip house #5! Since we didn't close until Friday afternoon, I wanted to wait until today to show her off. Meet Dori! She's clearly a bit of a change from the last house, but still quite a challenge in her own right.
As always with my flips, this house is named after it's street, but this time there's a bit more to it. The name of the street is the same street name (although a different state) that my Grandma lived on for 50+ years, so this house is getting named after her: Doris or Dori since she'll soon be a modern gal.
Dori really doesn't have any character to speak of, so any personality this house will have in the end will be brute-forced in by your truly. What this flip house does have going for it are the 3 Ls- Location, Location, Location... ok, I'll add a 4th "L" to that since she also has a very generous Lot for the area: part grass and quite a bit of woods behind.
I'm still working out the details, but the basics include, new windows and doors, new drywall walls and ceilings and trim everywhere, new flooring in all but 1 room, a new bathroom, a new kitchen, updating the wiring and plumbing, making the utility/laundry room look less like a horror movie, sprucing up the yard and garage, and adding a bit of curb appeal. That's nothing, right?
I'm going to try REALLY hard to take a bit more hands-off approach, but we all know I cannot actually be hands-off. I can't let the contractors have all the fun!
My pet projects where I'll be getting my hands the dirtiest here will be making the small kitchen highly functional and pinterest-worthy, and making the laundry/utility room a space where you might actually want to do laundry.
Let's just say, the whole house currently smells the way it looks- smoky, musty, and dated. (Dated can be a smell, right?)
There's no escaping that fact that Dori the flip house is a starter home, but with a swift injection of creativity, she's going to be a fun/funky little home for the right family- I can see it now! Use you're imagination when looking at the pics- just picture clean and fresh walls, snazzy new floors, crisp trim....
At only 1068sf there's a whole lotta ick packed into each square foot. I need to get her to a blank slate before I can start adding character. My mind is racing with all the things that I need to do and coordinate. Let the games begin!!
Friday I'll be resuming my regular "Flip Fridays" and show you how destructive I get this week with my buddy the sledgehammer.