Fix 'er up?
April 30, 2005 8:46 PM Subscribe
While out house-hunting, my wife and I encountered a very charming fixer-upper in the mid- to high portion of our price range. How do we determine how much it would actually cost to, you know, fix 'er up?
posted by willpie to home & garden (23 answers total)
To inform the discussion a little: the (big, not huge) kitchen needs gutting and complete replacement of everything (yes, everything), the second floor will need to be at least re-drywalled and re-subfloored and floored, one wall (fairly small, but centrally located) downstairs is visibly not plumb, the whole place needs new carpet/flooring, and there are no light fixtures in the bedrooms (and they don't appear to be wired for such). How thoroughly could that all be tackled with, say, a $15,000-$20,000 fix-'er-upping budget?
Also potentially of interest: it's on a nice lot with at least 10 gorgeous trees, on a nice street, very near the Delaware Bay (which is inflating property nearby values as we speak), in an up-and-coming town.