Invisible Man wrote:
lord galvar wrote:Now, on the other hand, my house looks like Cost Plus World Market catalog (but I get to pick up beer when my wife goes to get curtains or whatever so it's cool).
Haha same here. Just accidentally flipped my house in a year...got a new job nine months after I bought this one, and the commute is too far. I changed every single inch of this place-- every bit of flooring, paint, ceiling, every fixture, outlet and knob. Now someone needs to buy it ASAP so my wife can go nuts at Cost Plus for the new place.
Quick like! 9 months is a good turnaround. My wife has to commute like 1 hour each way now...but we will never sell (as far as I can tell). I just commute to the garage or to ILF or wherever I want to walk.
Nice work Colin!
I guess update? Kitchen is almost done finally. Copper countertops, Sapele cabinets, encaustic concrete floors (a whole PITA on its own...the sealer we got sold (BEST BY ALL MEASURES) doesn't seal...so I had to fix that...white concrete....same with the saltillo....wax is the true path), and terra cotta herring bone 2x8 tiles. Pictures someday.
Ceiling collapsed in the guest bedroom and I patched that and just redid that whole room (80 year old plaster). Other projects: patched the roof, finished the complete sewer repipe (last bit failed...80 year old cast iron....whole house has been repiped on DWV and water though now), moved the water heater and built it a tower (like 3'x3' and 15' tall...looks cool, needs third layer of stucco), tons of other stuff that isn't worth mentioning (failed experiments), and built a fence and gate (I don't remember when I did that, but my dog learned to climb chain link so that was important)....
Mostly been trying to keep the plants alive in the drought...should just give up.
Next, after the kitchen, I've got another ceiling to drywall (I hate drywall), saltillo the rest of the house, finish the back bedroom, bookshelves, misc. wiring, build the patio, build an isolation chamber over the backyard to block out neighbors, add a backdoor, fix the damage from the break-in, and finally re-landscape the front yard (weekend project...mostly tweaks).
(this list is partially to motivate me to move faster, haha)
I need to rent dumpster part 11*: YARD WASTE (screw that bougainvillea and honeysuckle).
*long story, but the house wasn't empty when we moved in....and everything was kinda rotting...I found years old sausage under the range (farmer john doesn't decay), stuff like that. I ain't wasting, just when you cart out a closet of syringes, local trash aint the best place (plus, I've near gotten in a fist fight over my trash cans with a-holes which I wont ramble on about because I have rambled enough).