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!!
While not in leaps and bounds, important progress happened this week. If you follow me on social media, you already got a glimpse at my absolute favorite change this week:
Herringbone tile in the kitchen and powder room is going to be quite the feature! I kept the tile neutral so I don't scare away buyers, but added interest with the pattern which seems fitting of an almost 100 year old house. I have a habit of falling in love with floors and this one is no different. It makes me swoon! While the kitchen is nearly all tiled now, I didn't get to snap another picture before it got covered up for plastering. So that's the other thing that happened this week- electrical got signed off on the permit so we can finally get all the walls closed up, repaired, and all the loose plaster patched (happy dance!).
The plasterer will hopefully be finishing up on Monday, the kitchen tile on Tuesday, and I'm really crossing my fingers that the kitchen can start going in next week too. Either way, the long, arduous task of painting can finally begin! I really wish we had left money in the budget to hire painters for the interior, but I'd rather put in a bit of sweat equity and put that money toward making the kitchen a WOW or installing AC. Before you ask, yes, I do plan on doing quite a bit of painting, even in my 3rd trimester with Copper Dot Baby. But I plan on being very safe and doing it all with a vapor respirator mask (not just your dinky little dust mask), and farming out the less desirable/comfortable tasks such as ceiling painting to Hubby. I may need to enlist Handy Dad's help to assist me with backsplash tiling when the time comes, but I plan on doing whatever finishing tasks that I safely can.
Before I leave you for the weekend, I opened up one of the cabinet boxes just to tease myself with the gorgeous colored cabinets. Green cabinets- that may look even greener in person- are certainly not the safe "flipper" decision here, but you gotta take some risks if you want to knock socks off with a kitchen. Trust me, it will be gorgeous!!
Here's hoping next week's progress will all fall into line as I'm envisioning. Even if the cabinets got pushed back another week, we're on the right track to have the house listed in less than 2 months!
Have a fantastic weekend!!