It’s flu season. And the flu hit the crew working on the Oakridge house, which slowed things down a bit. We’re glad Ray is doing better now!
We’ve been waiting for the flooring to be installed, after a couple of issues arose on that topic. Because this flooring was not in the original bid, which included carpeting in the bedrooms, the cost changed. We had to do a change order to get the kind of high-quality vinyl that Carol envisioned running throughout the house, including hallways and bedrooms. It’s important to document changes to your plans, because it’s lots easier to keep track of how the costs ended up at their final total that way, and the contractor team knows exactly what they are expected to do.
That’s all worked out, now, and we should have some flooring pictures for you soon. That’s the big final touch!
Still, other stuff is happening, especially outside of the house. Russell had a huge load of mulch delivered to the house (free from the city of Round Rock!). All of that will really spruce up the yard, and make for happy dirt for the future homeowner.
Russell still has plants to distribute and other exterior work to do, but as you can see from the pictures, the house already looks years newer, and so much neater. Sweat equity for the win!
We really think the kitchen is looking spectacular. It will no doubt be a big selling point.
We envision many happy hours of cooking and entertaining there, with all the great sight lines and openness we’ve created by eliminating some walls.
As you can see, Carol has installed new lighting, the traditional schoolhouse look, which brightens and modernizes the space. The neutral granite counters are in, and there is a shiny white subway tile backsplash, which is still quite in demand. It will be so nice to look out the window while washing up at that big corner sink, too!
As a preview of thing to come, Carol has already put some cute stools by the eat-in peninsula area, so you can see how people will use the space.
If you look to the left of the kitchen photo, you can also see some flooring samples. That will really lighten the look of the house, won’t it?
You can’t please everyone, of course. Someone looked at it and didn’t like the paint color. They wanted gray and white. We are using a proven paint scheme from our mentor organization, though, so we are confident it will go over quite well with most potential buyers. We’ll see what folks say when the flooring and staging is all in. Carol is quite the amazing stager, and she’s picked up some nice items for this house, including curtains and rods that will give buyers a good idea of what the house can look like.Hermann says please like and share!