Millie: Week 25


I hope you enjoy these weekly updates as I learn to navigate through the business of flipping houses.  This flip, Millie is the most challenging and most exciting yet! You can find more about this house and about my 3 previous flip houses here. Back when we bought this house in August (oy), Hubby and I discussed and decided that it wasn't worth the energy and cost it would take to rush this house onto the market and it would be worth taking my time and waiting until around March (weather pending...).  Boy I'm so glad we made that call.  If we had gotten the house done as quick as possible, we would probably be trying to sell it in this:


And taking into account the amount of time/energy I spent on that silly yard, I want it to be a selling feature!  That it is not under about 4 feet of snow.  "Hello future buyers, this field of snow is actually a beautifully landscaped patio oasis.  Can't you tell?"

That being said, week 25?? Crazy!  But it's just about at a point where I can start moving the construction mess out of the house and it'll start looking like a livable dwelling once again.  Just about.

As you can see from the snow pic, removing the construction mess is easier said than done.  There was a dumpster under there somewhere!  My dumpster guys were barely able to get that out and haul it away.  I'm waiting until after this weekend's next blizzard (!!!) to get a fresh dumpster.  Until then, all the demo debris from the basement laundry room is hanging out in the basement.....


On the bright side, it only took my contractors a day to take this:


and make it this:


Now I need to figure out what to put on the new floor.  This is the very rare instance where I'm thinking that peel and stick tile is the way to go.

While they were playing in the dirt, I was trying to finish up the master bathroom walls again.  I need to hustle on this room so that my plumber can get fixtures in and turn the water on to everything so I can have functional plumbing once again.  I had shifted my hustle from this room previously to prep for another important room.


I was a crazy painting lady in the past week, all in preparation for the kitchen.  In the midst of this past Monday's snow storm (as opposed to last weeks, the week before's, or the up and coming one..... sadface), kitchen cabinets finally got delivered.  Before I show you, let's reminisce.  Wouldn't you want to cook here??


Maybe you'd like to cook here once I install a stove.  The cabinets are still in the process of being installed but guys, huba huba.  They're Martha Stewart cabinets in the color Ocean Floor.  I adore the color of the cabinets- a nice warm gray that has a little bit of weight without being dark.


I can't wait to get the counter and farmhouse sink installed and get my tile up!  Oh she's gonna be a stunner!

I need to get the rest of the work done in the whole house in the next month.  Ya hear that, social life?  See ya in a month!  Maybe some of the snow will have melted by then.  Let's do this!!!