In case you didn't know, my work-horse hubby has a new hobby: Rental Properties. We recently bought a house that is right next to our old house that we rent to some friends of ours. The house was in pretty bad shape, but from the moment the For Sale sign was in the yard Daniel wanted it. Three things sold me on the idea (I can be a little stubborn when it comes to financial chances):
1. The house was really really cheap.
2. The kitchen has brand new cabinets. Kitchens sell houses people!
3. All the improvements were do-able. I didn't want to get in over our head with a project we didn't know much about.
Here's what the house needed in order to be ready for renters:
1. New Siding
2. New Windows
3. Central Heating and Air
4. Cleaning Cleaning Cleaning!
5. Two Additional Bedrooms
6. One Additional Bathroom
7. Every Room Re-Painted
8. Oh, and did I mention CLEANING??
Up until this past weekend, numbers 1-3 had already been completed by Daniel and with the help of some friends. Now, onto the hard stuff! Daniel's job for the weekend was to hang drywall. Since we wanted the two extra bedrooms and the bathroom in the basement, he needed to get the walls hung and ready for mudding and taping. My job was to clean and prep for paint, and let's just say the cleaning was a little more in depth that I thought it was going to be.
My Nana came to help with the cleaning. This woman is my hero. There were massive amounts of cat hair in the refrigerator that she graciously cleaned up, along with whatever else was growing in there. Not quite sure how the cat hair got into the fridge in the first place.....Maybe the previous owner liked Chinese food?? haha.
More improvements to come. Stay tuned!