Flipping Atlanta: One house at a time
House flipping has become so increasingly popular around the country. Shows like #fliporflop have shown us how lucrative renovating an older house can be. In Atlanta, some of the main focus has been put on restoring and flipping historic homes within the city limits and beyond. House flipping is not an easy process and if you’ve watched any of the house flipping shows on channels like #HGTV, you will notice that even the pros incur setbacks and issues too. If you have decided you want to try house flipping, or simply buying an older home that you want to fix up and keep for yourself or eventually sell over time, there are some tricks of the trade you will have to learn about. Tub and Tile resurfacing are just two!
Do not do it all yourself
The pros you see on TV have the very best help. If you are starting out and can’t afford to hire the pros, enlist the help of family and friends. You simply can’t do all things yourself.
Watch a lot of instructional videos
When taking on a project like trying to hang a new lighting fixture, watch instructional videos on how to do it. You can find just about any video on YouTube and on some home improvement store websites. Rewiring, for example, is actually quite simple but it is important to follow steps and do it correctly.
Shop around for the best deals on supplies
Scour the Internet and visit a lot of home improvement stores when buying supplies. Anything from a ladder to a hammer can vary greatly in price from different retailers for exactly the same item.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help at the home improvement stores
Those huge home improvement stores carry everything. But, they also can answer questions. If you have a question about a product or project, don’t feel bad going in there and just asking someone. Even if you don’t buy a thing on that visit, they hire pretty knowledgeable people for each department and chances are, someone will have an answer for you.
Find really amazing contractors
For help with the really big things like the roof if it needs replacing or issues with plumbing, hire contractors who specialize in these things. It’s ok to shop around. If they offer free estimates, accept them. Research the companies you are considering and, if available, read reviews. Cheaper doesn’t necessarily mean better when looking for this type of help.
Consider refinishing instead of replacing
Tubs and sinks, even tile and cabinetry can be rescued instead of replaced by simply refinishing. This is a process you can do yourself but is not recommended. It has to be precise and if you botch it up, you will be calling a professional to fix your mess, which will end up costing you more money in the long run. When done correctly, by a professional, refinishing is an effective and inexpensive solution for surfaces that are chipped, worn, and rough or whose color has simply gone out of style. Refinishers can make an antique fixture look brand new again.
When you want the best in Atlanta bathtub refinishing or other refinishing projects, Top Gun Applied Surfaces can complete your entire bathroom and kitchen renovations while keeping your house flip on a budget.