Another Crazy Week!

Things have been hopping around Hewbrick!  This is probably why we have been a bit neglectful with our blog (sorry).  We have made 4 offers on properties, this week, not to mention making great strides at Old Savannah. 

We don’t restrict ourselves to Mecklenburg county…we have put offers on properties in Cleveland and Rowan counties this week. Part of our philosophy is to treat all homes the same, no matter the condition or price.  We meet with every homeowner within 24 hours and present to them an offer in person.  We hope to update you on our new projects in the upcoming weeks!

Now back to Old Savannah-our ‘first child’.  Walls are up!   I mean, we have taken walls down, but now have put walls up.  Back up, in the bathrooms.  If you remembered, we fully gutted the bathrooms to the studs.   We have removed all of the fixtures (tubs, toilets, vanities) and started fresh.  When we purchased Old Savannah, the homeowner was in the process of renovating the master bath, so much of the initial demo was complete.  The tile was removed, the Sheetrock was down, and a new tub was installed.  We had a different idea for the space and removed the tub to make space for an oversized shower.  This allowed space for additional storage.  

Here are before pictures of the master bath:

And after:

In the hall bathroom, we removed everything and were able to reuse the new tub, from the master.  Below are before and after a (won’t miss that wallpaper!!!):


After…excuse the dim light, we removed all of the fixtures during the demo & have not replaced.  

So, we call this progress!

Next week will be crazy-paint will be going up on the walls, kitchen cabinets will be installed, and tile will be laid.  Buckle up, we will be micing at lightening speed as we get Old Savannah ready to go on the market!!!

Is this our next ‘diamond’ in the rough??

We have been working on getting this property under contract for about a month now and the offer is finally submitted.  The owners are asking for some unusual up front or ‘due diligence’ money that we are still trying to negotiate.

This is currently a 1 bedroom 1 bath home.  After quite a bit of love and attention, we have ideas to make it into a 3 bed 1 bath.  We see potential in rehabilitating all properties.  We can look past the current condition and overgrowth to see the future gem hidden within.

Check out these pics and new floor plan idea.

Our before and after floor plan ideas

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Stay tuned to see how this situation ends up.

Feeling Good for the Weekend!!!

Hopefully you were as productive this week, as we were!  We made great progress at Old Savannah and even allowed ourselves time to find another property.  But let’s start with our ‘first born’, Old Savannah.

This week, we ordered bathroom vanities (which will be in within 2 weeks).  We also had the exterior of the house painted.  We converted from brick with blue trim & shutters, to brick with white trim & black shutters.  Oh what a difference this makes-as I mentioned in my last post, you can see the moldings now!!

It wasn’t just about the exterior, this week.  Our hardwoods arrived this week.  You may be asking why we needed hardwoods after unveiling the beautiful white oak under the green shag carpet?  Well if you recall, there was tile in the foyer & that gorgeous low pile carpet in the kitchen/breakfast room.

We are making a cohesive flooring statement in the house and converting both of these spaces to hardwoods.  This will update the look and help the flow in the spaces around.  This house is going to look fabulous!!!

 

We hope you have a great weekend and look forward to giving you the latest updates, next week!!!

A Little Paint…

…goes a long way!!!  We started ‘slapping some paint on the old barn’ this weekend.  It is amazing how much difference paint can make.   

If you recall, the shutters & trim at Old Savannah were both painted the same dusty blue.  


As you see, in the photo above, the trim sortof fades away.  You would never know there was beautiful dental molding framing Old Savannah.  Moldings are such a crowning feature, you want to show it off…not cover them up!  

Now with a little paint…our 👑 sparkles!!  


Stay tuned, this week, hardwoods are going in to the kitchen & foyer (hardwoods in the whole house!). 

   Any thoughts on a stain???

TGIF!

We have had a busy week at Old Savannah, things are starting to really move along.  The Sheetrock is hung, the bathroom tiles have been selected, and exterior paint should be going up this weekend.  

Cunningham Contractors started this week. Their focus was to hang all of the Sheetrock in the family room and kitchen, to make it one cohesive space.  The best part about the Sheetrock going up was the amount of light it brought into the back of the house!  See before & after



Below is our Sheetrock Magician, Kevin Cunningham, from Cunningham Contractors. 

We took a trip to the Home Depot to scope out bathroom tile ideas.  We did a poll on Facebook & Instagram to help decide on the best combination.  What do you think?


What’s your vote??!  We will give you the weekend to think about it!!  😉

Have a great weekend & stay cool!

Heat Wave!

Hopefully you are surviving this heat!  We have been trying to minimize our outside work, and when we are out, we try to limit it to the morning before the inferno cranks up.  The heat paired with the humidity,here in the south, can be immeasurable.

Good news is, we have plenty of work to do inside . . . and with our HVAC adjustments made, we have the air conditioning cranked up Continue reading “Heat Wave!”

Progress Report

We have been a bit quiet this week.  Lots of little tasks being checked off the list, here at Old Savannah.  

We wrapped up the electrical, relocating outlets and getting the kitchen wired. P.S. the kitchen cabinets are being delivered today-SO EXCITED!!! 

We have done some pressure washing outside, getting the exterior ready for it’s paint job. 

We also had the HVAC folks move some duct work to align better with the new layout. 


New Sheetrock has replaced the textured ceilings in the public rooms.  We should have a picture ready for our next blog post.  

Now we just wait for the electrical inspection so we can begin sheetrocking the family room & kitchen.  Then you will really start to notice the progress!!!

Finally, the most notable change in the week (and sign that we are closing the demo chapter)…dumpster #2 was hauled off!!! 


Hope you are having as productiveof a week as we are.  Check back in as interior progress should move much quicker now that demo & electrical are complete!!