good luck with this one. it looks better than the firebombed meth row house
Meth sucks so bad. Every time you take it it destroys part of your brain and body (your brain is part of your body, but most people don't consider the MENTAL DAMAGE that comes with physically destroying it...). I know hard-core druggies that take LSD and mushrooms for "introspection" and they're horrified by the very concept of meth... can't imagine what insanity drives a person to start on that stuff.
This one was built poorly and never maintained, then walked away from by the owner. It's now simply falling apart. The entire kitchen is a rebuild--save/clean the siding, take down the walls, duplicate the frame, correct the joists, subfloor, mortar, half-inch Hardiebacker concrete board, more mortar, tiles, cabinets (salvage these?), wiring, plumbing (gas, water), insulation, walls, trim. This is going to involve a LOT of checks and rechecks with a carpenter square and some other stuff to make sure the room is actually squared and not lopsided, not to mention a level to make sure the floor is level and planed properly at the joists, subfloor, and floor.
Bathroom is going to be a gut job--remove toilet, sink (salvage?), bathtub, floor; mortar, concrete board, mortar, tile, same with the walls in the bath, new tub, shower door and curtain rod, new Toto toilet with a Toto heated seat and warm water bidet, new sink, vanity.
Rest of the house will just be general repair, hardwood floor, fresh drywall, paint, fresh outlets, wiring if damaged, insulation, repair or replace any damaged windows.
Basically this is for fun, but I might walk off with $150k in pocket... which would be interesting. If I wind up with no debt and over $200k in the bank at some point, I'm going to take my job as part-time and just do this until it slows down. I doubt that'll happen, but if it does it's probably more interesting than what I do now. More work but, well.
There's a dispute between using nails and screws for the frame and floor. To be honest, the frame must be done with nails: screws under stress hold better, and then fail catastrophically (they snap). Nails bend and flex and shift slightly in the hole and thus don't damage the frame if it expands and they DON'T break. Absolutely everything else is done with deck screws (except drywall, done with drywall screws). That means I have to decide if I want to do this with a framing nailer or an Eastwing hammer; honestly I have no idea how to handle a nailgun, so I'm probably going to be faster and better with a hammer (Eastwing hammers are so freaking balanced, even a nice weighty one is easy to swing straight for someone like me who never handles a hammer).