Dori REVEAL part 2

October 12, 2015 | Before & After, Dori the fliphouse, Flipping

I hope you enjoy these weekly updates as I learn to navigate through the business of flipping houses.  My latest flip house, Dori sports the 3 L’s in real estate, but needed more than a bit of creativity to make the house sellable. You can find more about this house and about my 4 previous flip houses here.

The reveal continues!!  Did you check out part 1 on Friday?  Since doing the whole reveal with befores and afters would be a marathon of a post, I decided to cut the reveal into 3 bite-sized pieces.  Today we continue into the bathroom and living room of the home.  So as not to keep you hanging toooo much, I’ll pop in tomorrow with the final part of the reveal (kitchen and dining!)

First thing first!  You want to shower here, right?



Ok fine.  How about here?


Obviously the most significant difference in here is the window.  As you saw Friday, that one window made a huge difference for curb appeal and also makes this little bathroom seem about 3 times bigger!


And then the living room.  It was seriously a cave before.  Dark and claustrophobic.  I assure you, this whole house was worse than it looks in the pics.  Until they invent scratch and sniff computer screens, you’ll just have to take my word for it.





Just a little bit brighter and more open… no?  AND no more smells!!!





It’s quite remarkable what a bit of drywall, flooring and paint can do (ok, maybe the sledgehammer helped a little).

Just to tease you a little and make you come back tomorrow to see the kitchen and dining reveal, here’s a little sliver:


Until tomorrow!

12 thoughts on “Dori REVEAL part 2”

    1. Thanks! The coat hook is literally the only thing I salvaged from the original house- the cool rail road ties were stronger than the wall itself! The bench below was leftover at Millie by the previous owners and I <3 it.

  1. Wowza, talk about gorgeous. What a difference a window in a bathroom makes! Was it complicated to add one in where there wasn’t one before? I assume you need all kinds of moisture barriers?

    And I agree with the other commenters- LOVE that bench in the entryway! What a delightful leftover from Millie’s previous owners!

    1. The bathroom window wasn’t a huge task for my contractors (not a task I would trust myself with!). A huge part of it is the right materials (vinyl window, proper backer board, etc) and making sure the window sill is tilted away from the window so the water flows back into the shower.

    1. Craigslist is a magical thing! I posted the stove stating that they needed to move it themselves. So glad I didn’t have to try and move that monster myself!

  2. Been following your blog. It’s great. You are so creative, witty and interesting. Beautiful work. Enjoying it very much

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