Nessie the Flip House: Week 2

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!! Let the smashing begin!!!


I had my planner hat on this week, while Hubby actually put on his demo hat.  He may not be the one to build anything, but he can wield a crowbar and sledge hammer with the best of them.



Handy Dad got in on the action a bit too and helped Hubby tackle most of the kitchen.



The stove is actually new- still with the protective film on parts, so were shockingly keeping an appliance for once.  Now, the really question is what should we do with this state of the art Lady Kenmore???



Meanwhile outside, we have a brand new septic system, and a totally cleared, nicely graded back yard to go with it.


We didn't realize how much of our overgrown landscaping would be taken care of by the septic fix!  It really takes care of half of the landscaping that we were planning to do already.



We're still getting quotes for the rest of the landscaping though, including retaining wall, patio, those little stairs, and the walkways to the front and side doors.


I'm still working on planning the design and figuring out what we need to do for the town to approve our plans.  Because this house is pretty neutral style wise to start with, just a nice kitchen isn't going to cut it.  I'm thinking blue cabinets, wood accents, and white walls.  This IKEA kitchen is actually what sparked the inspiration for me.  This particular one is just a bit too modern, but it got my wheels turning.  I'm thinking more mid century modern- I REALLY am fixated on the idea of blue cabinets!


Aside from septic, this one's starting out a little slower while we get all of our ducks in a row, but I have a feeling once the major work starts, it's going to fly!

Have an awesome weekend!!!