The type of business this requires is hard work, plenty of time and an abundance of money. However, this type of venture can pay off enormously in the end.
Saying the obvious- it is important to read the report. It will give the condition of the structure. It will address the electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning. There will be a section on any evidence of infestation of pests and rotting floorboards. There will be other sections. Pay particular attention to any items the inspector recommends be corrected. If there are areas, such as attic or enclosed area, that the inspector found inaccessible these should identified on the report.
Lift up the floorboards beneath the towel rail and sever the vertical portions of the feed and return pipes. This can be done by capping the T joints or replacing them with straight joints.
When it comes to electricity, start with the load center and look at the fuses or circuit breakers. You are looking for age and signs of wear or exposed wires. Make sure there are enough outlets throughout the home and that all light fixtures work.
As for home repair, you can also start a toolkit exchange through your network of neighbors and friends. Another way to beat the costs of repair is to host a party barbecue in return for free labor, much like an Amish barn raising. The Consumer Queen recommends partnering up for savings, and this is the ultimate way. My uncle enlisted the aid of ten friends and saved over $100,000 in labor costs while building his half-million-dollar home.
Have you always wanted a dual-head shower? Is there room for this feature? Do you want a shower door that is solid glass or do you want some privacy? If you don’t want the whole world to see you while you shower, consider using glass blocks that still allow the light to come in but diffuse the visual. There are actually acrylic blocks you can purchase in a pre-set dimension that are more inexpensive and durable than glass.