Re: Blueprints & Drawings - Posted by JPiper
Posted by JPiper on December 12, 2000 at 09:29:07:
My advice to you would be that if you think you’re going to need a blueprint, don’t do the rehab. At least in the beginning (I assume this is the beginning for you).
In my opinion the idea with a rehab is to upgrade what’s there…not change it. The problem with adding things is that it can get real expensive in a hurry.
I deal with older houses. They typically need things like electrical upgrades, new plumbing, roofs, new sheetrock, etc. They ALWAYS need extensive cosmetics…carpet, tile, paint, new fixtures.
I happen to like taking out the galvanized water pipes and replacing them with copper. It’s a selling point…but nothing sells a house like cosmetics. A fancy paint job gets the oohs and ahs. They’ll walk right past the new plumbing. Paint and carpet doesn’t require a blueprint.