Rehab Costs Revealed: The Bathroom

Hi gang!  I’m really excited about sharing this post with you guys as I have a lot of pride in this little room.  Out of everything I’ve done to the house so far I think that the bathroom is what I’m most pleased with, so pardon me if I gush with pride a little more than usual. Continue reading

Rehab Costs Revealed: The Living Room

This will most likely be a series in which I outline what it cost to rehab each room and ending with the total cost of the project.  I’ve kept careful track of my expenses and have categorized them by room so I could reference them for future projects and have an idea of what actual expenses are for work needed. Continue reading

Exterior Improvements

One of the very first projects that I started on the renovation was the replacement of the windows and doors along with covering the front part of the house and storage building in the back of the house with a vinyl siding.  All of the wood trim around the roof and gable vents was covered in aluminum trim that not only looks better, but is maintenance free; unlike wood which would need to be painted occasionally to counter act the damage done by weathering. Continue reading

Real Estate Update: Week Four

FINALLY!!  I now have power!  Happy dance everyone!!  This took a lot longer than I was anticipating as well as more cash, but the inspection was completed last Wednesday and the power was turned on Friday.  I was really hoping to know for sure if the power was going to be on Friday because my dad and his friend, who is a contractor and the one who is helping me install new windows and doors, were going to come up and spend two days helping me.  Alas, it didn’t work out that way but I’m still happy the power is on. Continue reading