How Do You Convert A Boarding House To A Single Family Dwelling?
Boarding or rooming houses were popular in the U.S. from 1850 to 1930. Typically characterized by a kitchen and dining facilities on the ground floor, and multiple small rooms with a shared bath on the other floors, boarding houses can be as small as a modern bed-and-breakfast or as big as a large apartment building. With renewed interest in downtown living, renovators are reclaiming some of the more modest sized buildings and turning them into single family dwellings. Find a suitable location. Survey the neighborhoods where you want to buy. You will want a boarding house that is large enough to be turned into a single family home that will meet your needs. Local housing and redevelopment officials can often point you toward suitable properties and may even provide grant money for reconstruction. Assess the building infrastructure. Old or neglected buildings usually need considerable work to bring them up to building codes. Work with your contractor to develop a list of basic infrastru