6 Steps To A Successful Rehab

Dated: 07/07/2014

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1: Before You Start Working
  • Make sure that you change all the locks before you even start work. If possible, add a lock box to the front door.
  • Transfer all of the utilities to your name and make sure that they are active the day you close on the property.
  • Be sure to set your priorities straight before starting the work. This means that you should get your permits and set up contractor's appointments if heavy work such as foundation repair needs to be done.
  • Be sure to have a professional plumber walk through the property to ensure all of the plumbing is in tact before the water is turned on.
2: Roughing The House Out
  • Take a look at the plumbing and start repairing any necessary areas that need repairing. Make any necessary plumbing repairs.
  • If any parts of the flooring or subfloors need to be replaced, it's important that this gets fixed ASAP.
  • Repair or replace any damaged flooring or subflooring.
  • Be sure to check the exterior doors and make sure that they are up to code.
  • If you're going to paint the exterior and interior, be prepared to gather the necessary supplies as well as prep the area. Get your paint and paint supplies so you’re ready to paint inside or out.
  • Take a good glance at the roof and see if it's in great shape. If not, bring in a professional roofing expert to access the situation. Assess the condition of the roof.
3: The Mechanical Process
  • If there is a fireplace inside of the home, make sure that a chimney sweep is done.
  • Bring in a HVAC tech to clean up the vents as well as clean inside the heating and air conditioning unit.
  • Ensure that all of the plumbing as well as the electrical work is done according to code.
  • Inspect the driveways and walkways of the home and replace any parts that are either uneven or cracked.
  • Check the septic system and if it's in need of repair, find out who's going to be responsible for the cost.
4: Unfinished Parts
  • Start repairing and replacing the drywall throughout the home.
  • Inspect the garage door. If it needs to be replaced, replace it.
  • Take a good look at the gutters and downspouts. Replace any that look beat up.
  • Analyze the flooring throughout the home. It's best to replace any bad flooring with wood.
  • Replace any cabinets that need work.
  • Inspect the interior doors and replace any that are in need of replacing.
5: Finishing Touches
  • Start painting the interior as well as the exterior.
  • Replace the countertops if necessary.
  • Start replacing the flooring if you chose to do so.
  • Inspect the plumbing throughout the home again and make sure there are no leaks.
  • Install new lights, a thermostat and smoke detectors.
6: Final Details
  • Add appeal to the property by adding small things such as a towel bar, doorknobs and even address house numbers.
  • Install kitchen appliances.
  • If carpet needs to be installed, consider adding a neutral color. Neutral-colored carpeting
  • Finish up the landscaping in the yard.
  • Do a thorough cleaning throughout the home.
By following these main parts when rehabbing a home, you will find that as long as you have a positive mindset and you keep your budget down, there is a lot of money to be made.
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