Hi, my name is John, and I'm over my head.
My wife and I just bought our first home in Milwaukee, WI. It's a two story 3 bdrm 1.5 bath with a one car detached garage, built in 1908. We are the third owners.
It's a complete gut job, at least by our standards.
Our kitchen is currently down to studs and sub floor, the sub floor is coming out this afternoon. Plumbing is 90% replaced, and there are no fixtures in their original locations. New plumbing has also been run and stubbed to the full bath above the kitchen for phase two of the construction, as well as a converted second floor closet into a laundry room.
Tomorrow comes a second quote from an electrician, as well as the sealer on the hrd wood floors my wife and I sanded. We've done the majority of work ourselves, which up to this point has been mainly demo: acoustic drop ceilings, wood paneling, shag carpet, you know, the seventies.
I had lined up some semi-skilled friends to come and assist me through plumbing and electrical, but I've decided that with a job of this scope, it's best to pull permits and have it on the books.
I'll get around to posting a photo journal of the remodel, when time permits.
Just wanted to say hello.