Thanks for all the compliments on the flip house! Like I said, I would still do it if rehabber financing was still available. There is one other part of the flip I wanted to mention that I had done that was pretty neat. But first up, breakfast! I had some of my figs from Trader Joes! My first time eating fresh figs. I had them on some oat bran.
I like the figs. I was sort of expecting them to taste like a fig newton, but they didn’t really. More fruity and a little juicier. John didn’t like them and said they were mushy – pffft.
I had ripped everything out of the bathroom except the tub. There was wallpaper under the tub surround, too. What the hell? I pulled platoons of wallpaper out of this house.
See that rotted floor? That had to be fixed with some new wood pieces. Anyway, the tub was cast iron covered in porcelain and had scratches and gouges in it. Plus it was an icky kind of beige color. Doing a Bath Fitter installation was not in my budget and the thought of taking it out was too frightening. Plus trying to put a new tub in? No thanks. So, I decided to have the tub reglazed. I used a company called the Tub Doctor. I think that is sort of a chain with independent contractors? Anway, the cost was $400 to do the tub. I was told to get the bathroom all finished except no caulk around the tub. So, I did the floor tiles, installed new sink and toilet (not hard, surprisingly), painted and put up the new surround.
Here is the difference between the old and new tub. This tub was clean here. You can see how scuffed the porcelain is.
Amazing! They can do any color, too, but I chose good old white.
The only thing I had to do after that was to caulk the tub and the surround. They also do tile (like wall or countertops). We are going to have our tub refinished with the tile surround as well next year when we redo the bathroom. Why get rid of a functional tub and have all that hassle? Again, another thing worth having done by a pro. So don’t overlook this possibility to have an affordable alternative when doing a bathroom remodel.