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Old 03-14-12, 12:16 AM   #1
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Default Home improvement Projects A lot More than Just a Honey-Do List

Like a home owner you are continuously considering your house, as well as exactly what might fail from any kind of moment. Out of your plumbing related plumbing very cold this particular winter season in order to just how long till you need to substitute your own shingles.

Together with taking into consideration the 'what-if's' it's also wise to end up being considering ways to enhance your house for that following property owner.

Programs alter. Life alter. Nobody selects to become downsized. Households develop. You need to end up being nearer to your work.

In a times discover what is already been standard for that previous 5 many years has turned. Per day.

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Old 03-14-12, 06:38 AM   #2
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I am not sure that I understood a lot of that post, but I think I did spot a gem in there. Your remark about enhancing your home for the next owner.

If you let that remark sink in for a moment you begin to see that keepig successive owners in mind when you do your Ecorenovations can be a very important consideration. What's the point of doing all this hard work and making a long string of eco investments in your home if the next occupant can't understand the operation, or maintenance or limitations of your systems? I can see a new owner, out of frustration or bewilderment, just gutting your house and installing conventional technologies (heating, cooling, and plumbing).

One way to ensure that your efforts aren't wasted is to keep excellent records of your projects: parts lists, vendors, installation and instruction pamphlets, warrantee info, wiring diagrams, and even a written description of the operation of the system. Imagine, as a new owner, trying to figure out a heating system that features a blend of solar hydronic, mini-split, natural gas furnace, woodstove and maybe even a few baseboard electrics?
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Old 09-21-12, 06:02 AM   #3
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I can see a new owner, out of frustration or bewilderment, just gutting your house and installing conventional technologies (heating, cooling, and plumbing).
Yea, this was me two years ago (still is). When I bought my house, I knew it was going to be a fixer-upper. I knew the wiring was DIY because of the unsheilded and exposed inside plug that was serving as an outside plug RIGHT NEXT TO THE SPRINKLER MANIFOLD. So I gutted the house and rewired it.

I'm glad I did because of what I found, and I also wished I had walked away from this fixer-upper. With the walls down I also found structural defects, asbestos, amateur ventillation supposedly done by pros... the list goes on. For the most part, the major stuff is done. Now I get to customize the house to my taste.


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One way to ensure that your efforts aren't wasted is to keep excellent records of your projects: parts lists, vendors, installation and instruction pamphlets, warrantee info, wiring diagrams, and even a written description of the operation of the system. Imagine, as a new owner, trying to figure out a heating system that features a blend of solar hydronic, mini-split, natural gas furnace, woodstove and maybe even a few baseboard electrics?
This is an EXCELLENT statement. I've been doing this from the start. I just got my house appraised for a refi. Sadly the market is still dropping and it didn't come in at the price I needed, even with all of the renovations. However, if and when I decide to sell, all the potential buyers will see a notebook outlining (with pictures) step-by-step, exactly what has been done in this house. The lucky new owner will not have to do any guess work as to what's on the inside of those walls.

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