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Old 05-02-2013, 08:08 AM   #166
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It's always nice to watch people make improvements to their homes. You're doing some nice work.

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No rent payment, no house payment, no nothing except lot rent. And we only pay lot rent until my parents pass away, then the land will belong to me and my sister, and we will own it and the property it sits on. Plus lot rent is only $200 per month, not too shabby.
So the land is owned by your parents and you're paying them some rent for the use of the land, right? Do you also have to pay the property taxes or is that covered by the lot rent?

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Sorry about the pics, the site is giving me problems uploading.
I would recommend uploading pics to an image hosting site (I use imgur but other exists like tinypic, minus, etc) and then just pasting the URL into your post. The upload speed for imgur is very fast for me.

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Old 05-02-2013, 09:55 AM   #167
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Thanks Diycoder. Yes, my parents own the land, it is my inheritance. From now until it becomes mine, i have to pay $200 per month in lot rent and $100 per year in taxes. Otherwise the only bills we will have that are house related is utilities.
Usually i dont have any issues uploading to this site but at certain times, it takes forever. I guess if too many people are using the uploader or something, i dunno. Thanks for reading, and more updates are coming after the weekend, when we will be able to go out to the house and get some work done.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:48 AM   #168
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I admire you're hard work and it's looking good. Nice that you're out in the country. Make sure you wear a dust mask when you got alot of mouse droppings around cause you can get a fatal disease from inhailing the dust from the droppings. I think it's called "hunta Virus".
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:53 PM   #169
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i got too many cats for that. The house has been sitting empty over a year while we are working and i aint seen a mouse yet
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:54 AM   #170
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Last night we finished construction of the cabinets. We were racking our brains trying to figure out how to fill the pocket holes on the front of the drawer base, and i tried everything suggested to me and none of it really worked all that well. So, i gave up, i cut another piece of whitewood to the exact same size as the front of the drawer, and i screwed it to the front, from inside the drawer. Now it looks flawless. we have a few spots that need wood filler, and we still have to make several doors, but otherwise the cabinets are done and ready for paint. Installation Saturday! (Hopefully).
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:28 PM   #171
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I am sorry about the promised updates. My birthday was this past weekend, and even though i planned to work, my mom wouldnt hear of it and told me to go out with my fiance. So, yeah we didnt go out there. But, i did make a trip to Lowes, i got the paint for the cabinets, window shades to replace the filthy trash bags, the second mirror, mirror hanging hardware, and some rubber sealant to seal around windows, doors, and where there is an unfindable leak in the living room wall. I figure if i put a coat or two of this sealant on every six months or so, it will help to keep the water out until we can afford to have the siding replaced. Today i purchased the final shipment of drywall (it feels so good to say that!) and scheduled it for delivery this afternoon. I already have all of the needed insulation, so once that leak is sealed, it wont be long until the walls are closed. No reasons to delay this weekend, we can get in at least 10 hours of good work. Might be able to finish drywalling the living room and get the cabinets installed. Again, sorry about the delay, but every girl deserves a break on her birthday, doesnt she? After all you dont turn 24 years old every day.
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well its downpouring today so we went out there and looked at the leaky areas and there aint a single drop of water inside the house at all. success!
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:15 AM   #173
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I've found this great idea on how to remodel your kitchen if you're interested. The blog has some nice tips for the bathroom remodeling too. You can take a look if you want, I found lots of interesting tips.

http://www.kitchencabinetkings.com/b...ready-kitchen/
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:17 PM   #174
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Thanks but my kitchen remodel is already finished planning and about halfway finished being done, and my bathroom is already complete.
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:29 AM   #175
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ive got updates and pics! very nice weather this weekend, so we were able to move all of the cabinets from the big house to my trailer, and got them all into place around the stack of drywall. We got the living room cleaned up and even managed to put up two rolls of insulation and two sheets of drywall. It takes a while to cut it on the floor with just a utility knife. I wish there was an easier way but so far i havent found it. Pics!
I know the drawer base looks a little funky with the cutouts, but you have to understand that this kitchen is fully customized for me and my fiance and he is a big man, he has really big fingers so we cut out the back of the drawer front so that it would be easier for him to get his fingers in there to pull it open.
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i also got a better picture of the new back door and the bathroom mirror and electric.
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the bar cabinet and sink base are out of place because of the stack of drywall being in the way and the drain pipe sticking up out of the floor. the sink base will move back two inches and the bar cabinet will come forward two inches.
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:47 AM   #178
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Will you be painting or applying a vaneer to the cabinets?
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:09 AM   #179
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painting them white to match the walls. The floor and countertops will be dark
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I just realized i never posted the official breakdown of the bathroom budget. Our original budget for the bathroom was $1500, we fell way below budget by keeping the original footprint and original fixtures.




Wiring: 15’ – 12/2G Yellow Coated Copper Wire, $10.00
15’ – 14/2G White Coated Copper Wire, $10.00
1 GFCI Outlet, $15.00
1 Single Pole Light Switch, $0.50
2 Unbreakable FacePlates, $1.00
Kept Original Light Fixture

Fixtures: Toilet, Free
Sink, Free
Bathtub, Free

Vanity: DIY, $65.00

Vanity Mirror: $20.00

Countertop: $15.00, butcherblock left natural and sealed with poly. Not the most common thing, but cheap and it works

Shower Walls: MAAX Tub Surround, $75.00

Insulation: Johns Manville Fiberglass Insulation w/Vapor Block, $11.00

Walls: ” Greenboard, 5 Sheets, $50.00
White Kilz2 Mold/Mildew Resistant Primer, $20.00
Carefree Sky Blue Paint, Better Homes and Gardens, $17.00

Glue/Caulk: Shower and Bath Surround Adhesive, $8.00
Shower and Bath Caulk, $4.00

Wax Ring: $4.00

Plumbing: 5 Shutoff Valves, $12.50
5 Flexible Hoses, $40.00
3 8’ CPVC pipes, $3.45
Tees and Elbows, $20.00
CPVC Cement, $5.00
CPVC Primer, $5.00
Pipe Surrounds $4.50
Shower Head, $17.50
Tub Spout and Handles, $40.00
Faucet, $20.00
Gaskets, $12.00

Flooring: Tivoli Plank Oak, $24.00

Total Renovation Budget: $529.45

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