Nessie the Flip House: Week 19

I hope you enjoy these weekly updates as I navigate through the business of flipping houses one house at a time!!  Check in each Friday to see weekly update of how this house progresses!  To catch up on the progress on Nessie, check out her previous posts here.  If you’re new here (Hello!!!),  or just enjoy walking down memory lane, you can see my 6 previous flip houses here.  Thanks for coming along for the ride!!  *This post may contain affiliate links* So much good stuff to show you!!  Nessie is a different house this week!

Her transformation started last weekend when Handy Dad and I took on the project of tiling the floor of the basement hallway and laundry/powder room.  When in the throngs of tiling, it's a tiring task, but it's pretty instant gratification when you step back and see a whole new floor.  Finally the character is starting to get inserted into this former ugly duckling house.  I'm pretty head over heels for this tile!  (Tile source: Wayfair)

Pretty soon we'll have lights AND plumbing in here.  Maybe even some grout!  Before we move onto the next area, though, let's just quickly visit the laundry room from 19 weeks ago.

Meanwhile outside, the yard got some overdue fall cleanup and the house has working gutters for the first time in probably decades.

I've also nearly completed my minor "curb appealing" with new house numbers.  All that's left is a bit of styling with a new door mat and potentially a modern door wreath if I find the right one.

Back inside, the kitchen is about 80% installed and while it may not look it in the pictures yet- is looking pretty awesome.  I have not for one second questioned my decision of installing blue cabinets... well "aqua" technically.  I LOVE this color with the floors (which are only the final color in the kitchen so far) and I can't wait to see it with the countertops and a sexy backsplash!  Still left to get installed is the seating bench on the rear of the peninsula.  Everyone seems confused by this element, but wait until it's all together and it will make total sense- utilizing every ounce of space to it's best advantage!

A happy accident narrowly avoided what would have been a pretty annoying oversight on my part- I had my contractors install the upper cabinets a bit high to allow for some trim below.  That trim below (which has yet to be installed) raised the cabinets JUST enough to make room for the fridge which is a bit taller than the typical.  Thankfully, it couldn't fit better!

In the less exciting rooms of the house, doors and lights were installed.  It's such a fun point in each flip to see it start looking like a habitable space again!

Even the bowling alley got some sexy lighting.

While originally we were hoping to list before Christmas, unless we want to drop everything else and spend all waking hours here.... which I would have done in the past before design clients and a squishy, smily, 8 month old.... listing in the new year is a more realistic timeline.  It's all coming together though!

Have an amazing weekend!!