Saturday, April 29, 2006

Rehab Projects You Could and Should Not Do

Here are some projects that almost anyone can do to save money during rehabs. Of course, you have the option to pass these off to professionals as well, but they will generally save you money when you DIY:
  • Demolition
  • Cleanup
  • Landscaping
  • Spot painting
  • Remove wallpaper
  • Replace switch faceplates and heating registers
  • Replace door hardware and cabinet hardware

Here are some jobs you should almost never do unless you are a trained professional or have one helping you...You will just get in trouble by either doing it incorrectly and failing inspection, hurting yourself, creating a liability, or doing such a bad job you actually hurt the value of the house"

  • Asbestos removal
  • Roofing
  • Tile work
  • Refinishing hard wood floors
  • Replacing cabinets
  • Installing countertops
  • HVAC
  • Most electrical
  • Most plumbing

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