House #11, #12: Rehab Progress

July 9, 2009 · 2 comments

Just a quick update on the progress of the two rehabs underway…

House #11: The Sunglasses House

We made great progress at The Sunglasses House today, with three crews of contractors working from sun-up til sun-down. The old roof came off and the new roof went on, the polybutylene plumbing was torn out and completely replaced with CPVC, and a bunch of our general GC work was completed, including finishing the demo, repairing some sub-floor damage (forever trapping my sunglasses!!!), doing some exterior carpentry, and some other small tasks.

Tomorrow, we will have the rough plumbing inspection, and our main rehab crew will come in and start repairing the exterior of the house. They’ll spend the next week replacing much of the siding, replacing the gutters, repairing a lot of wood and trim, and then prepping and painting. After that they’ll move inside, where they’ll replace all the missing and damaged drywall, prep and paint, and start replacing the lighting and plumbing fixtures.

That crew will pretty much be working around the clock for the next two weeks, after which we’ll bring in the flooring, cabinets, and deal with the final details.

(And yes Steph, I’ll even be posting some video in the coming week or two!)

House #12: The Mini House

The Mini House rehab pretty much completed today! This week we cleaned and replaced the flooring, installed the appliances, fixed the garage door, and replaced all the outlets, switches, cover-plates, phone jacks, and the other tedious little stuff that makes the house look finished.

Tomorrow, we will have our cleaning crew in to do our final cleaning, and hopefully this weekend we’ll get the furniture moved in and the alarm system set up, and we’ll be ready to put it on the market by early next week.

I’ll have final pictures in a few days…

2 responses to “House #11, #12: Rehab Progress”

  1. Jingle says:

    Strange, I lost a set of eye glasses this week to a limb shredder….ripped from my face by a branch going though the chipper. My crew got a good laugh of them being reduced to metal chips in 2 seconds flat!

  2. Steph says:

    Cool. Looking forward to it. 🙂

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