Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Another House 11 Update

I stopped by the house during my lunch hour today to check out how it was coming along. The new carpet looks nice and it really gives the house a better feel. The death star chandelier has been replaced, as has the front door. The new screening on the patio and the screen door look nice. The whole inside has been painted. I see what the handyman was talking about with the old varnish on the doors seeping through. A couple of the doors look white with spots of yellow. I am a bit concerned about the bathrooms though. I did not plan on replacing the linoleum in them, but there is paint overspray all over them. I hope that can be cleaned. If not, I'm going to have the handyman replace it at no charge. The black soot streaks on the ceiling from the A/C ducts were painted over successfully. There is still some work to be done - the bathroom tub faucet was taken apart in the process of stopping it from leaking and the fan in the master bath needs to be replaced. Then just some general cleanup work remains. I think the handyman said he was out of town this week, but I need to call and verify that. I haven't paid him anything yet, so I would think he's got some strong incentive to get finished.

The new cabinets and countertops are scheduled to go in this Thursday or Friday.

I must say, with the new carpet and paint, the house looks much nicer. I'm getting eager for everything to be done so I can sell the place.


Steve said...

I can't wait to see the "after" pictures, Shaun. Are you looking at another week or two before putting it on the market?

Shaun said...

Yes, I think I may be able to get it on the market by the end of next week. At this point, the handyman is the hold up. I called him yesterday, but got his voicemail. I think he told me he was going to be out of town this week.

Trisha#1 said...

I know from working on my first investment property myself (won't do that again!) that there is something you can do to remove the paint overspray on the linoleum. I'm sure your handy man used latex paint. There are latex paint remover "wipes" available at any Lowe's or Home Depot. You can also buy just the regular remover and use an old rag. But, either way, it won't hurt linoleum or vinyl floors. And, it works in a snap. So, your floors shouldn't need replacing. But, your handyman will clean that up for you, I'm sure.

ps. You crack me up with the "death star" chandelier. Of course, when I saw it, I thought it was an accurate description!

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