Nessie the Flip House: Week 20

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*  

This week was the first week that actually made me feel confident that the end is near for this project!  Lots of little details started to get ironed out (and a few big ones too!)


Big one?  Countertops!  Always such a milestone. Even though my contractor still has to install the bench that is going on the back of the peninsula (trust me, it will totally WORK), this kitchen is looking more finished by the day!



Now I can install the backsplash and appliances and plumbing!!



I had a tile left over from a design client that I thought could work well here, but now that the counter is in, I'm thinking it may not be the best choice.  I did some running around grabbing tile samples to give myself a few more options. The one laying on the counter is the original planned tile, but I'm leaning toward the tile on the right as of this moment.  I do have one other sample to contemplate that I didn't have with me at the time so we'll see what I end up going with!



Speaking of tile, Handy Dad and I finished a few last tiles in the laundry/powder room and got it grouted.  I love this tile so much!!



The floors in the bowling alley got finished, doors went in in the basement, and baseboards are just about set!  My contractors were actively working in the basement area when I was taking pictures, so I was trying to stay out of their way, and couldn't get the best pics to show you.  At long last, however, the laundry/powder room has a pocket door and the storage/utility space is closed off from the finished space.



This is the reality some days: contractors everywhere, tools everywhere and stuff everywhere.  On Wednesday, I had a contractor putting trim in the kitchen, 2 drywallers patching and filling holes, 2 flooring guys sanding wood floors, and Handy Dad and I grouting and doing miscellaneous other detail work.  In a small house, that's a lot of people!  I usually try and spare them from my pictures, but yesterday Heiko posed/jumped in.  Hi Heiko!



Moving back upstairs, the bathroom vanity got installed.  I was nervous about how tight the plumbing would be, but it looks like it will work out!  I'll know for certain when the plumber comes next week, but I'm not sweating about it anymore.  Now I need to get the gigantic round mirror I intend to install!


So much done yet so much left to do!  Next week may be a bit of a slower week as wood floors get finished and plumbing hopefully gets installed.  Just a few more weeks to go!


Have a fantastic weekend!!!