I’m ready for a new project

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My house on Darlington street.  The plan to sell this house after the renovation was done didn’t go as planned. The water leak I had to take care of, cost more money than we first thought and three month turned into eight, not just because of the leak though. When I didn’t get a high enough offer, I decided to rent it out instead. And that makes me a Landlord :) And it turned out to be a good business!

Tomorrow I’ll put an offer on a new house to flip. We’ll see how it goes, you never know.

But I do know that we are going on a weekend trip tomorrow and that I need to pack up the bags and get ready. Stay tuned!

 

 

 

 

 

For sale

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$599 000 and it’s all yours!! More info here.

3724 Darlington Rd N
Bloomfield Twp, MI 48301

My renovation house got done in December, which is the worst time of the year to list a house, so it’s still on the market. Now when spring is here I hope I’ll find a happy buyer!!

Xx Cissi

For Sale!!

Yes, finally my renovation house is on the market, list price $599 000.

F O R  S A L E

3724 North Darlington Rd, 48301 Bloomfield twp, MI

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Kitchen & Dining room

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Living room

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Master bedroom

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Master bathroom

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Common bathroom

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Bedroom 1

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Bedroom 2

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Basement

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I’m so in love with this house :)

December is the worst month to list a house… it’s just to cross my fingers and hope for the best :) It’s been lots of fun and I’m super happy with the result of the house. It’s just been taking way to long time to get it done. Three months turned into seven. And time is money. I have learned a lot from this project and will bring my experience with me to my next project!

If you are interested in the house click here.

Xx Cissi

Darlington update

O N E  M O R E  D A Y

and my renovation is done!!

H E L L O

Here is the basement

Before…

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…and after!

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All the beams and this great fireplace and brick floor were here before the renovation started and that was a big reason why I bought this house. So charming!! I think :)

Tomorrow afternoon I really think we can put up the “For Sale” sign!! Yeah!!

Xx Cissi

Darlington update

Living room

Before…

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…and after!

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There were carpet in this living room, vinyl in the kitchen and some laminate in the dining room. I ripped all that out and put new hardwood floors in. After that we sanded and stained all floors and now you can’t tell which hardwood that is old or new!

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Lots of more pictures of the house will come the next days.

Tuesday is THE DAY I will list the house. Finally :) Tomorrow me and most of the people in this country will celebrate Thanksgiving. I guess I will be extra thankful that the house is finally done, and I’m really happy with how it turned out!!

Xx Cissi

Renovation update

B E F O R E  &  A F T E R

My Darlington Rd renovation is almost complete. Tomorrow we are painting the garage and some other touch up jobs.

Kitchen before…

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…and after!!

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I’ll show you more pictures tomorrow.

Xx Cissi

More renovation pictures

We are getting closer and closer.
My cleaning ladies are coming Monday to clean up all the dust and mess. Yay, finally!!
Can’t wait to see the house shine and smell good :)

All lights are now up and shoe moldings are getting installed today.

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Master bedroom
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Shoe molding installed and dusty floors ;)  (alltså den tunna golvlisten kallas för shoe molding)
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Master bath. Almost done. Still waiting for the shower head to be installed (There was a part missing of course)  and also the shower walls are still missing.
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View from the kitchen
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Entry way. After they finish the floors new white spindles will be installed. Plan A were to paint the existent railing and spindles white, but all spindles cracked when we took them out, so I had to buy new ones. But plan B is turning out great. Decided to paint the railing black instead and the new spindles are pre painted in white. 

A warm shower is well needed now, it was only five hours since I finished my work out…
Birthday dinner for our friend Marc is on tonight’s schedule. Woop woop!

Xx Cissi

Renovation update

H E L L O

Time for an update on my renovation house. I snapped a few pics with my phone today. Tomorrow I’ll try to get some more and better photos. Four days ago a tree fell over the wires and caused a power loss. The floor guys were supposed to do the final sanding and put the last clear coat on the wood floor and another company was scheduled to do the floor in the laundry room. Hopefully both get done by the end of the week. The installation for the glass shower walls was scheduled for today, but somehow they measured the door wrong. Come on!!

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Basement. Decided to paint this window black.
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All the doors look almost like new again with fresh paint, and I’m reusing the old door knobs.
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This is soon to be the laundry room. It just got painted and is now waiting for a new floor and cabinets.
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This wall sconce came with the house. I took off the old shade and bought a new big light bulb.

Xx Cissi

Day off

H E L L O   T H U R S D A Y

Thursdays for us means no school and normally no work for me, so it feels like a “mini Sunday”.
Today we went skating. It was Oliver’s first time on the ice :)

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I took a quick trip to my renovation to take some pictures.

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The fireplace is complete! But very dusty…

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Here you can see the mix of drywall and panel wall, that i mentioned yesterday. I’ve used the same paint though. We are slowly saying goodbye to this stain you see on the door case.
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My favorite room in the house. Can’t wait to get it cleaned up and all done!!

Xx Cissi

Renovation update

H E L L O

I’m at the moment sitting in my robe, totally relaxed after a massage and a warm bath. Perfect ending of the day for my sore body. Matt my trainer kicked my butt earlier today and I’ve also been painting all the walls in the basement.

Oh, I really love this basement with it’s beautiful beams in the ceiling, big brick fireplace and brick floor, that were already there when I bought the house. Now with new fresh paint it looks amazing. I’ll show you more pictures tomorrow. It was too dark when I was finished so it was difficult to take ok pics.

But here is a sneak peek…

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The paint is still wet here. I’m glad I decided to keep some of the old panel walls. There was a water leak down here so we had to get rid of the panel at one of the walls. So now it’s a mix of panel and drywall. I’ll show you tomorrow what I’m talking about tomorrow. And that little nook is gonna be a dry bar.


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This bookshelf was also here from the beginning. It looks like a brand new piece now when it’s painted!

I’ll see you tomorrow!!

Xx Cissi