Week 4 Journal: Bye Bye Bathtub (and Chimney Too)

by Bruno Bornsztein

Our Bathroom

The Curbly House
bathroom looked decent, by all accounts, and except for being a bit on the small side, functioned just fine. So I was actually prepared to leave it pretty much as-was, maybe with a few fixture replacements, some new tile, and paint. But what we found when we took out the first floor ceilings underneath the bathroom made that impossible. Read on to find out how we gutted the bathroom, and watch an awesome/scary video (depending on your point of view).

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Removing Debris in a Tight Spot with the Bagster Bag

by Bruno Bornsztein

Removing Debris in a Tight Spot with the Bagster Bag

As you might have seen yesterday, our Curbly House project is starting to generate a lot of construction debris. We're ripping out all the ceilings throughout the house, so we're ending up with generous portions of ceiling tiles, plaster, lathe, and even a few deceased rodents.

But in the case of the Curbly House, getting that stuff hauled away isn't so simple; there's no garage at the house – and thus, no driveway – in which to set a...

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How to Flip a House in 90 Days: Getting Started to Demolition

by DIY Maven

The short version:

Find the money to buy a depressed property in a great location, and then work your behind off.

The long version:

In our case, we exercised a line a credit against the equity in our home to come up with the funds. That only provide for half of what we needed, so we found a guy with cash who was as crazy as we were with whom to partner. We hired a lawyer to draw up an LLC to protect us, financially.

How to Flip a House in 90 Days: Getting Started to Demolition
Don’t let the...

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