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Old 12-31-2007, 11:32 PM   #1
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2008 Projects

Well, this is the time of year everyone makes new years resolutions. I thought it would be fun to name the DIY projects you plan to complete in 2008. Next year we can pull up this thread and see how far you got.



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Old 12-31-2007, 11:51 PM   #2
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Since my last resolution did not happen, then I will make the same one this year.

To finish my basement reno. that I started in 2006!

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Old 01-01-2008, 08:52 AM   #3
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Put me down for getting the basement reno completed as well......some of it will be done by us, some of it will be hired out.

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Old 01-01-2008, 10:09 AM   #4
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I'll throw my hat in the accountability-ring.
My 2008 plan is to have the exterior of my house completed.
Siding, windows, trim, and a small upward addition of my sunroom to make room for closet space.
I tear things down and build them up.
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Old 01-01-2008, 11:18 AM   #5
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Change out my basement windows, a upstairs window, and the 2 attic windows in my Pre-1940 home. Also, run new electric service to our Garage, due to needing a upgrade from the existing service.

Other then that, typical Summer Lawn Care, and landscaping.
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Old 01-01-2008, 11:41 AM   #6
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Oh no, does this mean I have to commit to it? Sweet procrastination I have lost you forever.

Well, I am planning on finishing my attic by the end of 2008. Just started late fall 2007 with upgrading the stairs. Am now up to the first flight and the three winders. Still got to move the blown in insulation, strengthen the joists from old stock 2x4 to 2x10's, finish the stairs, put up walls, drywall and any other stuff I am going to find.

The easy part is painting the house and wiring as I am intending to get someone else to do that!

Good luck to everyone with your projects and stay safe.
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Old 01-01-2008, 04:16 PM   #7
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Geez, where do I start?

Finish up the kitchen: painting and reinstalling cabinet doors and drawers
Mud room: painting the walls, installing the new flooring, painting and installing trim
Living room: Pull down all the wood panelling, paint, install new trim, fix the front door strike plate
Master bedroom: Paint the ceiling, install better lighting
Basement: redo all the electrical, upgrade lighting, new outlets for my workbench
Exterior: Trim trees, fix the back stairs, fix the storage room door, refinish the deck (weather permitting)

Good thing I have a whole year!
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To start absolutely nothing on my own house
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Old 01-02-2008, 08:47 AM   #9
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Our goal is to finish up the family room remodel, started July 2007 first. Then do some landscaping and finish the handrail of the bridge we built in 2006. Who knows, maybe I'll build a shed.


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