DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > General Home Improvement Discussion > what does a "shell home" really mean?




Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-20-2011, 02:12 AM  
thealfa
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 1
Default what does a "shell home" really mean?

I'm looking into buying a rowhouse in Baltimore City to fix up. It's a shell. Is it basically just 4 walls? No drywall or rooms/divisions? What necessities must it have for me to live in it and do some fixing? I could think of electricity and plumbing. What else must it have for me to be productive while living in it?



__________________
thealfa is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-26-2011, 11:29 AM  
joecaption
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hartfield VA, VA
Posts: 1,368
Liked 39 Times on 34 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Not the best plan to try and live in it and finish it out at the same time. That will get old real quick.
Wiring and plumbing come first, then insulation and sheetrock, painting then trim. A whole lot of work and slow going, dusty dirty work.

__________________
joecaption is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Removing dried "self stick" tile glue from hardwood? superjedi Flooring 14 09-16-2012 02:06 PM
System running Hot while set to "Cool" & "Off" halogen49 HVAC 7 03-06-2011 05:42 PM
"Auto-close" sliding screen patio doors? justineraymond Windows and Doors 2 04-01-2010 12:14 PM
Replacing main water supply line.......with "help" from lowes >< BhodiLi Plumbing Forum 2 11-14-2009 09:10 AM
Cost to have the home's "Shell" built cibula11 Framing and Foundation 6 10-01-2009 07:13 PM

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS