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!!
I was hoping that something might happen this week, but with the holidays, I'm not surprised that nothing has. Well, nothing aside from planning and a touch of yardwork. So instead of "pretty" pictures of a house in the midst of destruction (that would look exactly like last week's pics), I figured I'd show you my current plan for the kitchen and bathrooms. Key word here is current since they will most likely evolve as the project progresses.
The kitchen plan has evolved a bit as I got pricing from multiple places and got in samples. It's time for a change from the all-white kitchens that I've done lately, so I'm planning to go with grayish green cabinets and a wood island. I'm still hunting down the perfect source for the flooring- it's apparently near impossible to find a gray plank tile without a wood grain. I SO wish I could install marble-look quartize counter tops (wouldn't that be DREAMY?), but the big guy we call Budget tells me I can only afford granite. The small adjacent powder room will be simple but I have a few special touches up my sleeve.
I think I've landed on going with Cabinets.com for the cabinets (not sponsored, I just like their colors/prices). The colors aren't the right ones yet in Cabinets.com's last rendering below since I changed plans once I got in door samples, but the layout is perfect. In the place of the chalkboard, I see open shelving, but I'm TOTALLY keeping the fondue pot on the island. HELLO selling feature! LOL
If you've been around this blog before, you probably know that I like putting touches into vintage houses that nod to what might have originally been there. I SERIOUSLY debated a claw foot tub for the upstairs bathroom, but unlike Millie, this house didn't need one. Really, it told me. Instead, it's getting tile wainscoting, oil rubbed bronze faucets, and a vintage style pedestal sink.
As I mentioned before, I'm not planning to play it safe design-wise with this flip. A "safe" flipper wouldn't be planning colored kitchen cabinets and dark blue paint in a small bathroom. I know both spaces are going to be stunning and the bold decisions will help someone fall in love with this house. Shorty already has some real character, why shouldn't I make the new spaces have character too?
Stay tuned next week when the bathroom will start looking like a bathroom again!
Happy weekend and happy New Year!