Mark & Meg here in beautiful, but wet Washington State.
We are in our 40's, both Navy veterans and both working civil service for the Navy (he a civil engineer, PE and she a secretary in the nuclear world).
We have a 1968 rambler beach bungalow that is in desperate need of a face-lift.
We love the location and neighborhood of our home, but if we won the lottery we would feel no shame in totally tearing down our home and rebuilding it from scratch.
In the meantime, we will settle for remodeling it. We've got the dining room, master bedroom and most of the living room done ourselves and are in the process of hiring a contractor to remodel the kitchen and upstairs main (and only) bathroom.
We welcome any feedback in what we should be looking for in a contractor, how the process works, etc. We've also still got some projects we are going to do ourselves and will be posting regarding these projects...all feedback and comments welcome