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More and more progress.

TILE IS DONE except for the kitchen backsplash and that can't be done until after the counter tops are installed. Counter top installation is set for Friday April 13th.

Family room painting is 100% complete ... that room is now being cleaned ... carpet install for the family room is set for tomorrow morning.

3 bedrooms and living room are painted. Kitchen is painted. Hallway is painted.

Still have 1 bathroom to paint. It also needs the sink, vanity, faucet and toilet installed. Basically it has a nice floor. Nothing else!

The stair rail needs fresh paint too. Probably a few touch ups here and there.

Laundry room in the basement will need paint. That room is pretty ugly. Not getting upgraded. Its basic cinder block that has been previously painted. Needs fresh paint. Will get nothing more.

Almost all the new baseboards and door trim are installed.

Started carting home tools today. Going to need to buy a couple more tool carry bags if this is going to continue (which seems very likely).
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If you are changing out the toilets, might I suggest the Kohler No Clog. It cost about $340.00 which is $200 over a builder grade toilet. But it completely changes the look and value appearance of the bathroom.
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...6&&FORM=VRDGAR
I am remodeling 3bathrooms in my home. One is done and has the Kohler. I went ahead and bought 2 more because they look good and work well. Also because they were on sale over a year ago for $239.
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Looking good Bob. If you don't mind sharing, how did you find this house? Sheriff's auction?
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If you are changing out the toilets, might I suggest the Kohler No Clog. It cost about $340.00 which is $200 over a builder grade toilet. But it completely changes the look and value appearance of the bathroom.
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...6&&FORM=VRDGAR
I am remodeling 3bathrooms in my home. One is done and has the Kohler. I went ahead and bought 2 more because they look good and work well. Also because they were on sale over a year ago for $239.
Gerber comfort height beat out Kohler in a flushing competition our dealer showed us. Gerber cost $250 a couple years ago when we bought the last one we needed. We upgraded 3 bathrooms to the Gerber and have been thoroughly satisfied. I'd buy which ever was cheaper of the Kohler or Gerber. Both are quality products.
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I've been thinking of installing a couple Geberit in wall closet toilets. They have them in Europe and seem to work well even after eating and drinking like a king in Krakow.
https://www.geberitnorthamerica.com/products/

Anybody here have any experience with these in a home?
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If you are changing out the toilets, might I suggest the Kohler No Clog. It cost about $340.00 which is $200 over a builder grade toilet...
We got a cheap toilet for $96. Very modest home. Modest throne for its future king.



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Honestly I'm doing very little actual work. Other than the tile I've contributed almost no real labor.
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Yes, sheriff's auction.




Honestly I'm doing very little actual work. Other than the tile I've contributed almost no real labor.
I have two of those in my warehouse for when and if the ones in my rental go. Or the lousy low flow toilets here at the factory die. But I still maintain it is a cheap but valuable upgrade when selling a house.

IMHO Bedrooms, family rooms and closets can be painted builder white. Cheap builder grade carpet, new and the same through out the house, is also okay. But bathrooms and kitchens sell the house.
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IMHO Bedrooms, family rooms and closets can be painted builder white. Cheap builder grade carpet, new and the same through out the house, is also okay. But bathrooms and kitchens sell the house.
Agreed. But in THIS neighborhood these bathrooms are WELL ABOVE the neighborhood standards. WELL ABOVE. This house is the nicest house in the area now. One of the largest too. This is a very modest area.




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Agreed. But in THIS neighborhood these bathrooms are WELL ABOVE the neighborhood standards. WELL ABOVE. This house is the nicest house in the area now. One of the largest too. This is a very modest area.

I get that. And you are quite right.
Now if you could just turn those rooms right side up
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Can't tell from the photos but the "drop" ceiling was torn out, new drywall ceiling with recessed can lights installed. Ceiling height went from 7.5' to 7' 9.5" so we picked up over 3" of ceiling height and made it into a real "family room" instead of a basement room.

We also walled off the laundry area down there and separated it from the family room and the lower level bathroom. So now you don't walk into the cement block walled laundry room to go to the nicely finished new bathroom. Even the little hallway we built has a drywall ceiling & recessed lights. Double wide louvered doors allow some light into the hallway from the laundry area's big glass block windows, which is a nice bonus too.


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Now if you could just turn those rooms right side up
I like the thought of you laying on your side to look at the images.
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More and more progress.

But now one set back.

We are starting to clean up most rooms, kitchen is in the final phases as the counter top, sink, faucet and now the tile backsplash were just installed. I finished grouting the long wall earlier today. Short wall needs grout, maybe tomorrow, but certainly this weekend.

But the bathroom has an unanticipated issue, the tub/shower faucet needs to come out. That will require cutting the wall. So now another project. Not a catastrophe but plumbers will be replacing that, maybe tomorrow? Maybe early next week. And then a new fiberglass bathtub wall.
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I love the look of the kitchen but that sink won't hold water on it's side like that.
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I have flipped a few houses but never got the knack of doing it in the literal sense.

Do they teach that at those Seminars? I never went to them.
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Put the house on the market late yesterday afternoon. 6 showings scheduled for today. Apparently the market is hot and inventory is low.
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Congrats Bob. Yea, market seems tight. I pulled up our zip code and there's only 3 houses.
Working on buying another house ourselves. Private sale to keep realtors away.
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Well my RE Agent (who is my partner in some of my dealings) has already said that he was told to expect an offer from the first people who saw the house. Next showing is at 1pm Central time.

The lovely Mrs_Bob is very excited. She wants to do another one.

I'd post some of the completed "after" photos but there is no clue what side of the photo will be UP
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Well my RE Agent (who is my partner in some of my dealings) has already said that he was told to expect an offer from the first people who saw the house. Next showing is at 1pm Central time.

The lovely Mrs_Bob is very excited. She wants to do another one.

I'd post some of the completed "after" photos but there is no clue what side of the photo will be UP
Oh, I imaging OHIOTC could re-flip them for yah.

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Nice work MD. Really nice work.
Honestly my wife & her sister did a lot of the grunt work, painting, cleaning, drywall patching and even installing simple light and plumbing fixtures.

They had trouble wiring the fan lights so I did that for them, and I did the floor and wall tile. Really I didn't do a heck of lot of actual work. They even trimmed the bushes and tore out dead shrubbery.
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