05:01AM | 04/28/02
Member Since: 04/27/02
1 lifetime posts
have lived in a gutted (down-to-the-studs) house for 4 years.
The upstairs is complete.
The entire downstairs is gutted (no kitchen, flooring is not complete, no drywall, NOTHING!)
My husband was doing all the work and due to health reasons can no longer continue.
Where do I start?
Obviously I need a contractor…….should floors come first?
There’s some electrical rerouting also.
I can figure this out but thought it would be easier if someone could just give me a “pat” answer.


07:52PM | 04/28/02
Member Since: 04/21/02
25 lifetime posts
If i were you i probloy would start with the wiring then flooring the dry wall is easy to do you could handle that part if you want to save some money.

john ryan

09:54PM | 10/18/02
Member Since: 09/04/02
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this note may come late but i just got on this web site. i have also lived in a shell of a house for a number of years. armed with little money and no skill . i went for it first the wireing. then plumbing. insulation . then dry wall. though i did not finish it at this time . then the floor even wafer board looked good for the time. i did learn alot about friends and family . if you have FOOD they will show up. do a little each day and by the weekend it will look better and take a small break.i know this. i wish you well and hope every thing works out!


03:52AM | 10/21/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
One place to get a free idea of what to do first is from any bank or mortgage company. They have an ordered list of things that have to be done when a house is being built. They use these when they make construction loans to decide how, and how much to pay out on the loan as the various parts of the job are completed.
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