Nessie the Flip House: Week 15

November 10, 2017 | Flipping, nessie the fliphouse

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 house’s curb is well on it’s way to being appealed.  Window = GAME CHANGER!  Before I show you the exterior this week, I think it’s about time for a reminiscing look back to what the front of the house looked like when we bought it this summer.  Tiny windows, dead tree, lopsided focus, broken brick retaining wall and end of walkway.

 

 

In a perfect world, we’d be able to put on a front porch which would be SO sexy on this house, but in the reality of flipping, I don’t have 3+ months to try and get the plan approved by the town due to how close it is to the street.  I’m settling for a little exterior work and painting the house instead.  The big change this week was finishing of the new picture window on the left, and relocating the window that was originally in that spot into the bedroom on the right.  Now the house no longer feels lopsided and feels like it’s always been this way!

 

 

The window also has a huge impact on the bedroom inside- making it brighter and more open.  It’s pretty awesome to see what a bit of sun can do to a room.

 

 

If it wasn’t for the sudden cold days that appeared here out of nowhere (you’d think it was November or something…) the exterior of the house would be half painted already, but’s looking like early next week for paint instead.

 

Meanwhile on the rest of the inside, people have been buzzing away (not me yet, but I have my lists).  Handy Dad replaced the powder room/laundry window that was half dryer vent previously with frosted safety glass.

 

Did you pick up on the other HUGE bit of progress this week?  DRYWALL!!!!!  Lots and lots of drywall!

 

 

Oh and did I mention it has a kitchen now?  It’s all still boxed up, but I promise you, that’s a kitchen!

 

 

And just so I don’t think things are going toooo smoothly, when the plumber came to get the heat back up and running, the furnace decided NOPE.  Now we’re waiting to see if it’s more cost effective to repair or replace.  Until then, the drywall guys brought in their own solution- a propane heater to help keep things warm and allow all the drywall compound to dry properly.

 

 

Don’t worry, they only have the heater fired up when they’re there.  No one is burning my house down on my watch!  Hopefully things will keep humming along next week and we get to see some exterior paint, baseboard and trim installations, and if things go according to plan, we may even see some interior priming and painting.  Crossing my fingers that with the new walls in place everything else can start falling into place too.

 

Have an amazing weekend!!

 

2 thoughts on “Nessie the Flip House: Week 15”

  1. This house looks like a small cottage from the front! And the new window looks much better. I was hoping you would add an overhang to the front door so I can see what it would take to do it to our small ranch. Maybe on the next house….

    1. The house was once a tiny tiny bungalow and they enclosed the original front porch. I REALLY REALLY wanted to add a new porch or portico over the entrance, but after talking to the town, they wouldn’t even let me do an overhang over the existing steps without going in font of the zoning board for approval and having a neighborhood presentation. The whole process would have taken several months at the LEAST which unfortunately on a flip, I just don’t have. It would look so awesome with a font porch, I hope the future buyers consider adding one!!

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