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Old 01-24-2009, 10:35 AM   #31
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wow, good luck. what s freak'n mess lath & plaster makes! i see your house is sheathed in 12" wide pine. you're lucky, its a beautiful surface to work with when you go to do siding (some day in the far future hopefully!).

make sure you list the things that went well and what you wish you did differently, helps us with the learn'n process.

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Old 02-23-2009, 01:18 AM   #32
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Spent a few weeks in Mexico for work so that set back my progress. Here is what's new:


Laminate and Trim down in the upstairs bedroom:



Door, trim, and tile for the bathroom:








Bathroom pretty much complete (sink, toilet, shower, etc)












Stairs carpeted:




Office carpeted:



I hired someone to do the stairs since I want them to last. I overall have mixed feelings about the attached pad carpet. I probably would not get it again, and would do the standard tack strip and pad style. More cush = win.


Just have a few finishing touches to go and I can start on the kitchen!
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:18 PM   #33
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Man excellent looking work and documenting. I am also a first time homeowner and its really interesting seeing others adventures as well. Keep up the great work!
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Old 03-30-2009, 01:23 PM   #34
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Any updates on the house project?
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Old 04-02-2009, 01:19 AM   #35
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Any updates on the house project?
Yep, but it's been slow lately because of school and work.

We've torn our the kitchen and bathroom floor, fixtures, etc. Doing a complete remodel for the kitchen but still undecided on the bathroom. The only things I would keep would be the tub/tile.

Here's the whole kitchen and the beginning of the floor tearout:









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Old 04-02-2009, 01:31 AM   #36
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Drywall touched up, mostly primer, cementboard in, and tile coming together.
















This is where I'm at, we need to grout this weekend and maybe tear out the rest of the bath while I wait for my cabinets and countertops to come in.
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Forgot to add; If you ever install a new door CHECK THE FLOOR CLEARANCE!!!!!

We had to uninstall the door you see in the kitchen and re-install it because we needed to gain about 1/2" clearance for the cement board + tile. That was half a day wasted that could have been avoided.
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You gonna hand that camera to pops so he can catch you doing some work or what

just playin, good stuff man. lotta fun ain't it, i love this s**t!

i had the idea of flipping my house, but geez when you work on it yourself you get awefully attached, and if you sell you just gotta do it all over again!
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It's looking great. I like the tile. It doesn't look like there was any water damage to the wood floor in the bathroom, that surprises me.
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You gonna hand that camera to pops so he can catch you doing some work or what

just playin, good stuff man. lotta fun ain't it, i love this s**t!

i had the idea of flipping my house, but geez when you work on it yourself you get awefully attached, and if you sell you just gotta do it all over again!
Lol, my dad can handle just about any power tool but I don't know about a digital camera. Hoping to not get too attached, but it won't take much more than money to convince me when the time comes.
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:48 PM   #41
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Quick shot of the grouting in the kitchen done, patching on the walls complete, and painted:





Did a much better job grouting this than the upstairs .
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Awesome work, looks like fun but a lot of work too
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Any updateS?
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Old 11-14-2009, 04:11 AM   #44
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Well it's been forever, but I haven't really done much. Lost momentum once I moved in, main floor and upstairs are pretty much finished, I just need to paint a few more things and buy some appliances. Here is how my kitchen/cabinets/countertops came out:






Still need to install the toe kick and crown, but that's how it stands at this point.
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Very nice! not ducting the hood fan?

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