Re: my new old home
Originally Posted by dj1
All excellent points! The order of repairs is definitely a water tight shell, whatever that entails. From there, then you pick and choose what your budget will allow, with the caveat that there is a certain order to things, as Houston points out, you don't want to fix something, only to have to tear it out to make another repair or upgrade.
Originally Posted by HoustonRemodeler
I would assess the entire property, then order your list of "to do" in order of importance, again with water tight being most important, then working down from there. While making this is a list of important things to be done, make sure you include your wish-list items in there too, and do not think about budget when making the list. I have spent my career in this trade educating my clients on the cost difference between "good enough" and "ideal", the two are not as far apart as you might think, so get your wish list items in there too. When it comes time to get bids, make sure those bids contain options for the upgrades you desire, as opposed to "good enough". "Good enough" should be the baseline of the bid and the upgrades will be optional pricing dependent upon your choice.
I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!