Shorty the Flip House: Week 16

I hope you enjoy these weekly updates as I navigate through the business of flipping houses one house at a time!!  Come back every Friday to see how this house, aka Shorty, progresses from week to week.  To catch up on the progress on Shorty, check out his previous posts here.  If you’re new here, (Hello!!!) you can find more about my 5 previous flip houses here.  Thanks for coming along for the ride!!  

Huge things happened this week in the form of floors, plumbing, electrical, and exterior paint prep.  All very exciting big steps but not as exciting to show pics of.  You've all seen a toilet ;-).


The floor is the most exciting thing to look at.  Refinished old floors are sexy.  I'm sorry, they just are.  They got a final coat of poly after I took these pics yesterday, but you can still see their sex appeal, no?



I love how the parquet floors came out in the entryway!  I know parquet isn't everyone's cup of tea and if it was in a full room I might be over it fast, however in this little 5'x5' (ish) entryway, it's just the right pop of something special.  These were the floors that I was most worried about not being refinish-able from their previous state, but once again, my flooring guy worked his magic.  Special thanks to Hubby, the foot model.


The bulk of the electrical got finished this week too.  All of the lights, switches, and outlets are in!  My electrician still has to clean up some wires in the basement ceiling, do some exterior stuff (but New England forgot that it's spring the past few days....) and run electrical to the new AC.  Hubby and I are so jealous of the new furnace and AC here that it might end up on our personal house project list for this summer.


Despite the temperatures dropping again, the exterior paint prep has finally started!  They even started priming today (no, this is not the chosen color, just a tinted primer).


As if my To Do list isn't long enough for the next week or 2, I'm also debating painting the brick of the living room fire place.  I haven't taken a picture of the fire place since week 1 probably, so the pic below is a flash to then.  The broken, dated insert has been taken off and I love the wood surround (even if it isn't original to the house), but I just can't shake the nagging feeling that it could use a pop of white to really make it a focal point.  Might be a game-time decision!


Lots of finishing to do this week!  Replacement trim to go in several rooms, final plumbing, new hot water heater, exterior painting, some remaining exterior painting, scrubbing, and lots and lots of little details.  I should probably be panicking about getting this done in just about a week but somehow I'm not.  I may be delusional, but I think we're in decent shape!  Crossing my fingers that everything goes smoothly this week!!!


Have an awesome weekend!!