How-to Monday: Rehabbing
Admit it: You've thought about rehabbing. You have a house that could use some work, or you fantasized about buying, fixing and flipping a rowhome during the boom, or perhaps you just wondered how on earth people do it. (Maybe you've actually rehabbed a place yourself, in which case you've thought a whole lot about rehabbing, up to and including "what have I gotten myself into.")
This is the first of a series of videos that will be going up all week to give you a glimpse into a top-to-bottom home rehab in progress, along with words of advice from both Stachura -- the project manager -- and homeowner Tianne Baker, who is acting as general contractor. (More on the differences between "project manager" and "general contractor" in tomorrow's video.)
It's just a taste of what you'd need to keep in mind before starting a rehab: I couldn't hope to cover it all if I had a year and a book contract. As Baker says, "These are complicated projects. You never know what you're going to find when you open up one of these old houses."
Three cheers for John Lindner, Sun video editor extraordinaire, who pieced together my questionable camera work into something I hope you'll find worth watching.