Hidden Treasures

by | May 15, 2020

Vinyl House

Our last blog post was about an unwanted find… This one is about a pleasant one…

We recently began renovating our second flip in the Starmount Community in Charlotte. Compared to our last flip, this one is in great shape! We still have to gut the kitchen and bathrooms and replace some of the subflooring due to rot, but those aren’t unexpected issues when renovating an older home. We are currently debating what to do with the exterior of the house. Because we are using existing space in the back of the home previously used as a laundry room to add on to the master bath, we will be closing off a door on the exterior of the home. We want to use brick to fill in that space, but it can be tricky trying to match the existing brick, especially since this home was built in the 60s. That got us thinking about painting the brick… So Mike is not a fan of vinyl siding and was going to replace the vinyl siding on the front of the home with brick as well. He pulled off the vinyl and discovered the original masonite vertical siding and wooden boxing under the windows – in great condition! We will need to fill in the holes and put on a fresh coat of paint, but there is no need to replace it with brick! Now we just have to pick paint colors…

Mike Goubran

Mike Goubran

Mike Goubran, owner of Carolina Development and Properties, LLC, and its affiliate, Carolina Custom Homes and Renovations, LLC, has been building homes in the Charlotte area for over 20 years.  Mike graduated with a degree in Construction Management from East Carolina University and went on to receive a Master of Business Administration from Queens University in Charlotte.  He has been a Licensed General Contractor since 1999 and currently holds this designation in both North and South Carolina.  Mike is also a Certified Green Professional and is a member of the National Association of Home Builders.  Carolina Custom Homes and Renovations is also an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau.

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