|I'm no BobVilla
||04-12-2013 04:26 AM
Hello from Oregon!
Hello everyone, first-time home owner and beginning DIY'er that will surely need a lot of :help:
It's an older ranch style home (late 70's/early 80's) that wasn't exactly my first choice...but you know how that goes.
First project was re-roofing the 14x20' patio as it had a hideously ugly, leaking, loud (raining in Oregon...) corrugated panel roof. I used plywood and shingles and with some help got it done in a weekend. I also repainted the posts and underside. Then my (Hispanic) father-in-law got the bright idea to add arches between the four posts...:eek: It looks okay, after I put in hours of work plastering/sanding them. I did run an LED rope light along the outer perimeter and it produces a nice ambiance in the evening with the fire pit in the yard. Now I need some nice patio furniture and a mosquito zapper!
Next up is lighting (need electrical/design help) in the kitchen/living followed by refinishing the cabinets. I would really love to gut the bathrooms as they're very dated and basic/apartment like and I've always dreamed of a jet tub.