In Parts 1, 2 and 3 (links are below) of this series we took a look at the Costs of Up-Fitting an older home, and asked if you thought it advisable -for both Buyers and Sellers - to sit down to talk with local professionals –such as the Rehab Experts we are happy to recommend here in Asheville.
As opposed to relying on data from an online source, you might think that setting aside some time to meet with local experts makes sense.If you do- then we agree- taking that important step can save you time and money. Here's a link to an eBooklet: you can use for a quick start...
On to part 4, where we get down to the tacks- literally.Imagine you are the Buyers of a potentially wonderful older home that needs a complete makeover. Up-Fitting will mean stripping the structure down to the bones. After that, no easy task - think NEW:
new and insulated exterior walls
new interior walls
new HVAC System
new electrical systems
and possibly a new vision of how the entire system works together via universal design- (when you click this link you can see the work of Asheville Architect, Darryl Rantis.) Look for daylit features, an awesome chef’s kitchen, low VOC ( low-emitting materials) –in an all inclusive design that can work across the generations- regardless of age or physical ability.
1031 Investment? We can imagine how bringing energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and environmentally friendly materials to a home built in the early 1900s also can bring dollar savings over the long run and a smile to the faces of those who accomplish sustainable excellence.
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Return to Part 3 http://ow.ly/zTYhv
Stay tuned for Part 5- where we will explore details of the key systems.
Your Home for Today and Tomorrow- Smart UP-Fitting
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