There are lots of reasons someone might need a major rehab of an entire property. Bought a "fixer-upper" or a foreclosure? Flipping a property? Inherited a home that has years of deferred maintenance? Maybe you're a landlord whose tenant trashed a unit? Putting a neglected home on the market? Fire or water damage? Or maybe just finally catching up on things.
Whatever the reason, Image Contracting has the experience and resources to give any property a new life.
Here are a couple of rehab projects we have completed to give you an idea of what we can do.
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This was a bank-owned property our clients bought with an FHA Rehab mortgage. It had been deteriorating for years and had been vandalized by mischievous area teens using it as a hangout. It had suffered water damage, rot, graffiti, and broken doors & walls from vandalism. It had old, drafty windows, a roof well beyond its lifecycle, and flooring throughout that needed to be replaced. To make matters worse, a heating pipe run through an eave that was in the plan to replace froze days after we started causing lots of additional damage.
Shortly after we began the project, neighbors told our clients that they had been certain it would just be torn down.
Although our clients planned to invest a lot of sweat equity in the home, they needed someone to do the "heavy lifting". We stripped all the old siding off, made repairs where needed and installed new vinyl siding. We stripped the roof, made repairs and installed a new lifetime roof. We replaced all of the windows in the house with high efficiency "new construction" windows, We replaced any rotten exterior trim. Installed a new garage door and opener. And made some repairs to the deck. Inside, we repaired the damage from the burst water pipe, installed new doors where needed, installed all new carpeting and vinyl flooring in the bathrooms, installed new drywall where needed, primed and painted.
As the project progressed, neighbors made a point of stopping by and chatting. When we finished this major transformation, both our clients and the neighborhood were thrilled.
Our clients are a lovely young couple who were about to start a family and had recently bought this great opportunity in Bedford, NH. The previous owners had done new siding and windows on the street side of the house to add curb appeal and aid in selling it, but the back and sides had been untouched. The siding and trim were rotting away, the windows were rotting, old and drafty, and the 3-season sunroom had been built and sided completely wrong. It was also rotting away.
We stripped and replaced all the siding and trim, installed all new high efficiency "new construction" windows to the remainder of the home, installed a new bulkhead and tore apart and rebuilt the sunroom. Our clients are investing their own sweat equity into the home now that the exterior is complete!
This was a tenant turnover in a beautiful, turn-of-the-20th century 3 unit home in Manchester, NH. Our client, the elderly owner, lived on the first floor. This was the second floor unit. Not only was the property suffering signs of its age, the outgoing tenants had left it in absolutely disgusting condition to say the least. We've been in a lot of apartments and multi-unit properties and this was one of the worst for sure.
The space itself could have been beautiful: original handmade trimwork, hardwood floors, a huge kitchen and an expansive floorplan. We set about restoring it to its former glory.
The whole unit was given a thorough deep-cleaning. Wallpaper was stripped -- up to 7 layers in one room. Walls were repaired. The bathtub/shower was replaced. Carpeting was cleaned or replaced. Kitchen was wallpapered. Storage was added to the bathroom. Damaged heating registers were replaced. The entire unit was painted, top to bottom. The hardwood floors had been protected by area rugs so they were treated to a thorough cleaning and a high polish.
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