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Dinggus 08-10-2010 10:37 PM

First Home, Many Projects
 
I'm 22yrs old, and my wife and I just bought a house. It was built in 1977, all brick. Has a nice front and back yard, and so far the wife and I are painted all the rooms. Here is a list:

Painting:
[x] Living Room - Navy Blue / White Crown Molding / Lime Green accents (ex: candle holders/picture frames)
[x] Master Bedroom - Hot Pink / White Crown Molding (Unfinished) / Black accents
[x] My Man Cave - Red / White Crown Molding (Unfinished) / White & Black accents
Friend's Room - San Diego Charger Blue (that's what he calls it)
Kitchen - Light Brown / White Crown Molding / Brown Accents

Frontyard:
Expand the driveway - Only 1 car port, would like to have a wide driveway to park cars without a hassle
Solar Panel Lights - The small ones just to light up the drive way / walk way
White Picket Fence (Maybe)
2 car garage - I've never seen a 2 car garage in NC, and I'd like one if possible.

Backyard:
Privacy Fence - Would have to talk to neighbors, and don't know if I'd DIY on that one, ha.
Porch
Outside Bar
Solar Panel Lights

Inside:
Our kitchen area is like a small rectangle, and it doesn't make sense, the sink and dishwasher are across the room from each other, so the wife and I are thinking about knocking out the wall that separates the kitchen and dinning room, then expanding the kitchen cabinets and moving the dishwasher next to the sink and what not. She also wants like a breakfast counter type deal. We're having a Home Depot guy come Sunday morning to give us an estimate on how much it would cost.

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Master Bedroom:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22..._6936411_n.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22..._3331738_n.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22..._6583381_n.jpg


Man Cave:
Here is my unfinished Man Cave that the wife help paint and setup. Forgive me for the iPhone pictures, can't find my camera still.

Entrance:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...s/cce9e6e4.jpg

I'll probably have a workout machine in the corner:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...s/517077c3.jpg

Can't really put anything in that corner:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...s/66c17fc1.jpg

This is where the 32" that is on the floor will be mounted:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...s/c62af9f1.jpg

This is the new 27" iMac that I just bought:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...s/ac3c1838.jpg

This is where my couch is going:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...s/dd7df351.jpg

Dinggus 08-22-2010 03:47 PM

Man Cave Update:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...s/DSC01423.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...s/DSC01425.jpg


Still need to hang up some photo's/poster's and get a nice small couch or futon for the room.

Living Room:
Before
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...s/DSC01418.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...s/DSC01419.jpg

After
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...s/DSC01421.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...s/DSC01420.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...s/DSC01422.jpg

We're either looking to get a sectional, or just the second piece to this couch to fill it up more.

no1hustler 08-22-2010 05:32 PM

Looking good. its amazing what a little paint can do. What games do you play on the 360? Ever hear of theadultgamer.com?

Dinggus 08-22-2010 05:48 PM

I just play MW2. Sometimes I play Left4Dead2, and my friend got me to download Monday Night Combat. But, I just play MW2 most of the time.

No, I've never heard of the forums, what's it about?

no1hustler 08-22-2010 07:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dinggus (Post 489625)
I just play MW2. Sometimes I play Left4Dead2, and my friend got me to download Monday Night Combat. But, I just play MW2 most of the time.

No, I've never heard of the forums, what's it about?

It is a 21+ gaming forum. We are a bunch of adults that got fed up with screaming 12 year olds and glitchers. We have plenty of members on the site with all three of those mentioned games. Sign up and come out and play sometime. We aren't very competitive, we just play to have a good time.

Dinggus 08-22-2010 07:31 PM

So, how do you avoid the 12yr olds?

no1hustler 08-23-2010 07:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dinggus (Post 489668)
So, how do you avoid the 12yr olds?

Haha, well we can't avoid them entirely but a lot of times we can get enough members to play so its only our group.

Dinggus 08-23-2010 08:49 AM

Sounds good, I'm one of those guys who likes to talk **** to piss everyone else off.

epson 08-23-2010 08:58 AM

Is that paintball gear I see?

Dinggus 08-23-2010 09:04 AM

Where?

epson 08-23-2010 09:10 AM

I see a something on the floor that looks like a back pack or something with a pod on it? I was just asking…

Dinggus 08-23-2010 09:33 AM

I have paintball gear that is about 6 years old. The stuff you see is army equipment.

epson 08-23-2010 09:49 AM

Aha ok, Well that explains it then…

Dinggus 08-28-2010 04:19 PM

So, first month living in my new home, and my electricity bill is $268! The A/C only kicks on when the house is hotter than 80ish degree's. What are some things I can do to keep this electricity bill down?

nyerinfl 08-28-2010 05:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dinggus (Post 492503)
So, first month living in my new home, and my electricity bill is $268! The A/C only kicks on when the house is hotter than 80ish degree's. What are some things I can do to keep this electricity bill down?

1. Lower the temperature setting on your water heater.
2. Compact florescent light bulbs.
3. Turn lights off when not in use.
4. Proper insulation.
5. More energy effecient air conditioner.


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