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Old 05-14-2012, 10:11 PM   #1
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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...

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Old 05-15-2012, 06:40 AM   #2
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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--

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Cool, sounds like a fun project!
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Look forward to this one.
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after much delay... there's some progress...


this is what i'd like it to look like...


wish me luck!
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Wow, nice destruction pics!!!!
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the framing's almost done!!
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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

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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...
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just waiting for a couple more windows for the first floor then the siding can go in then we'll be fully sided!!
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Looks much more balanced now. I bet you will be happy when it is done. Looks good!
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:56 PM   #13
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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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