DIY home remodel

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  1. emali06

    emali06 Senior Member

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    Wanted to share our journey of crazy remodel so we can move into our new home. We got the keys at 2:45 yesterday and had most of the flooring out by 6. Today I'm going to pull up carpet staples. Then we can start tearing apart the kitchen.

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    Varisha Senior Member

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    I can't wait to see what all you do! :)
     
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    You guys don't waste time!!

    So glad you got the place!
     
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    emali06 Senior Member

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    There is no time to waste! :loveflag:

    Although I found a pet cemetery on the property. :eek2:

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    emali06 Senior Member

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    Last night we pulled up the linoleum, carpet staples, tore a wall out and some of the kitchen.

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    emali06 Senior Member

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    The men tore out more kitchen. I occupied myself hand cutting redwood suckers away from the horse shed and the front of the house.


    Pretty sure I still have spiders in my hair :eek2:

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    It's been a few days! We were busy all weekend. 4 or 5 full trailer dump runs, tore out a ton and cleaned up for the contractor to tell us what we need to do structurally in order to get rid of all these walls. We got great news and are going to press forward with that soon. We took a trip to Home Depot and spent all our virtual money. We are saving a TON by not paying for labor but it's still expensive.

    Tearing out the kitchen has really helped highlight some issues. There is a bit of water damage behind a bathroom wall due to their shoddy work. Also a ceiling connection leaks a little. Easy to fix.

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    bobo and horses Senior Member

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    How exciting for you! Hard work but so worth it in the end tho. Cute little pup, too.
     
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    Very cool all the work you are getting done! Kinda jealous, there are things I would love to do to our house but I don't have the know-how and hubby would rather hire someone (which makes it cost prohibitive:( )
     
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    Did not realize how massive the Big Tree is til I spotted the "toy truck".. looking like real toy. :eek:
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    You save a mint being able to do stuff yourself, even gutting. I think I saved @ 3K gutting my house instead of having contractor do it. They were happy to have that time to do other things. Its sort of fun and pretty "idiot proof" if you know not to take out/ down anything structural :D.
    Emali do you have Lowes as well as Home Depot? I found them both very handy, but Lowes was more helpful and HD tend to have "boat wood" (hull shaped (n))
     
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