Small Updates on the Flip

It feels like the flip is crawling along at a snail’s pace, but in reality a lot has happened since we closed on the flip just a little over two weeks ago.

  1. The demo crew came through and demolished the kitchen, carpeting, plaster crown molding, the jack ‘n jill bathroom and a majority of the master bathroom.
  2. Small Updates on the Flip

  3. We figured out a floor plan for the kitchen and the new cabinetry.
  4. The Kitchen Floor Plan

  5. The foundation company installed new piers to address some settling.
  6. Small Updates on the Flip

  7. All of the trades came through and gave us bids, for everything from a new roof to new windows to electrical work, tree trimming and hardwood floors.
  8. We bought appliances for the kitchen – we really liked the ones from the last flip so we’re using them again (and they were on sale, yippee!).
  9. The Flip: The Great Room, Then & Now

    Small Updates on the Flip

  10. We bought a vanity with a marble top and undermount sinks for the jack ‘n jill bathroom (we really thought it was important for that bathroom to have 2 sinks as opposed to the existing single sink since it serves 2 bedrooms and guests).
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  12. We picked out ALL of the tile!  We’ve never been so speedy, and I’m really happy with our selections.  (We’ll also be using subway tile, which isn’t pictured, for the kitchen backsplash and Jack ‘n Jill shower.)
  13. Source: None via Liz @ It’s Great to be Home on Pinterest

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  14. We are pretty certain that we’ll be buying this tub for the jack ‘n jill bathroom and this front door.
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  16. The shower fixtures for the master bathroom and the jack ‘n jill bathroom are on their way.
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    Source: homedepot.com via Liz @ It’s Great to be Home on Pinterest

  18. We had an informal meeting with the county to protest the property taxes (they gave us an offer but we’re going back for another round of negotiations because we think we can do better).
  19. I’m sure a few other things have happened, but they’ve escaped me for now. :) Have a great weekend, and I hope to have lots more updates for you next week!

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Comments

  1. Sara Dean says:

    I LOVE that front door, where did you find it??? (I’d love to replace our front door some day!)

  2. Jen Rames says:

    Wow, y’all have done a lot!! How exciting to see it starting to come together. You are such an old pro at this now!
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  3. LeeAnn says:

    Love the double sink for the Jack and Jill. And I had no idea that you could negotiate property taxes!

  4. deb says:

    Ditto (with LeeAnn) on negotiating property taxes?! Interesting… Everything looks great!

    • Liz - It's Great To Be Home says:

      Yes! I don’t know if you can everywhere, but in Dallas County here in Texas you definitely can. You just file a protest by a certain deadline, then you can have an informal meeting or a quick hearing where you present your evidence/documentation/reasoning for arguing that your taxes should be lower. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t, but it’s a great way to keep your property taxes from getting out of control. For the flip, it’s worth it to us to protest because if we’re successful it will save us a big chunk of money when the taxes are prorated upon the sale of the house. We’ll see!

  5. LOVE all of your selections! How much fun to be able to pick out all of the finishings!! Can’t wait to see the progress!

    Tiffany {Living Savvy}

  6. Megan@reFind says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE that third tile down. I have seen that in houses and love the look of it. Can’t wait to see it in!

    • Liz - It's Great To Be Home says:

      Yay!! My husband fell in love with this tile when we were remodeling the last house and insisted that we use it this time – it didn’t take much arm-twisting to get me on board. :)

  7. Leila says:

    Great choices, Liz! Things are moving right along! Can’t wait to see the installations begin – so fun. :)
    Leila´s last blog post post ..the renovation hookin’ up the gas heater

  8. Emily S. says:

    So exciting!! Thanks for the pics and update, Liz!

  9. OoOoo! I can’t wait to see more! Nice choices!

  10. This is certainly no snails pace. It’s really moving. Loving everything you chose and that vanity is just fab. Can’t wait to see it all come together.
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  11. Lisa Capasso says:

    That front door is fabulous. Will you be painting it?