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danxp 05-14-2012 11:11 PM

Cape to a Colonial
 
bought a 1500sf 4br/2ba/1car-garage cape and will be (hopefully) turning it into a 2200sf 4br/3ba/2car-garage colonial...

much of the work will be contracted out but i'll be undertaking a majority myself...

i have contractors to do:
- foundation
- framing
- roofing
- siding
- windows
- doors
- plumbing
- electrical
- hvac

i'll be doing:
- kitchen
- bathrooms
- insulation
- drywall
- painting
- moldings
- flooring
- lighting

here's a photo of the exterior...
http://i981.photobucket.com/albums/a...0417-00192.jpg

oh'mike 05-15-2012 07:40 AM

Have you got the plans drawn up yet?

If so--post the front and side elevations--what foundation work are you talking about?

Also--consider having the drywall work doe by a pro crew--unless you have a lot of time and some experience--

no1hustler 05-15-2012 08:36 AM

Cool, sounds like a fun project!

CoconutPete 05-15-2012 09:21 AM

Look forward to this one.

danxp 06-28-2012 03:49 PM

progress!
 
after much delay... there's some progress...
http://i981.photobucket.com/albums/a...p/d287488d.jpg

this is what i'd like it to look like...
http://i981.photobucket.com/albums/a...p/12eacac0.jpg

wish me luck!

CoconutPete 06-29-2012 10:47 AM

Wow, nice destruction pics!!!!

danxp 07-14-2012 11:34 PM

the framing's almost done!!
http://i981.photobucket.com/albums/a...p/18bcf0ba.jpg

evane 07-19-2012 02:23 PM

Wow this is going to be a amazing transformation, I live in a area with a abundance of cape cod homes, always though it would be awesome to see one transformed.

Can't wait for more pictures

:thumbsup:

danxp 07-19-2012 04:15 PM

i can't believe how fast these framers/roofers are... and it's 95 degrees for much of the time (w/o shade)...

could be a while before the inside is complete as that's when i'll start to take over...

more pics forthcoming... stay tuned...

danxp 07-19-2012 10:27 PM

http://i981.photobucket.com/albums/a...p/05fe260d.jpg

danxp 07-29-2012 07:42 PM

just waiting for a couple more windows for the first floor then the siding can go in then we'll be fully sided!!
http://i981.photobucket.com/albums/a...p/3c8e77a7.jpg

shadytrake 07-29-2012 07:44 PM

Looks much more balanced now. I bet you will be happy when it is done. Looks good!

danxp 07-30-2012 12:56 AM

i'm already happy... now i just gotta put in the work on the inside and wait on my plumber and hvac to finish.


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