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Old 06-17-2010, 02:14 PM   #1
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Just wanted to share a little bit of our Remodel Project. We are about 1 1/2 yrs into construction now and have about 2 more years to go. So the first pic is what we started with.http://img697.imageshack.us/i/hausvorher.jpg/
I added a few more pics from various stages during construction. We took the roof off about last year 4th of July week. It took us (me, my hubby and my sister in law) 10 days to take off the roof and put on the new roof (without felt and actual galvanized aluminum, that wasn't done until later). We added on a 3rd garage and we also added on to the bathroom.
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http://img412.imageshack.us/i/fenstereinbau.jpg/
http://img688.imageshack.us/i/wohnzimmer10209.jpg/
http://img822.imageshack.us/i/schlafzimmerbad.jpg/

And here is the after picture. It's not the latest and greatest (I have to take some new pictures). We have since finished the siding and almost all of the landscaping in the front yard. We only had contractors for the foundations, the stucco and the driveway. I did not want to take on those projects.
http://img696.imageshack.us/i/img0288ab.jpg/
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WOW! You boxed in a house. I like it. Truely great vision to what can be done. You just have to look past the surface. dorf dude...

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Old 06-17-2010, 03:04 PM   #3
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Yes, we technically build the a new house around the old house. I will post pics from the inside soon. We currently are working on the kitchen. Hopefully we can get some cabinets in tonight so we can get the sink and dishwasher hooked up again. Washing dishes in the bathtub is no fun.
Last year was no fun, but this year with seeing how everything is getting put back together is actually not bad.

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Old 06-21-2010, 11:28 AM   #4
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Here are some more pictures from our crazy remodel. I am glad we have these days behind us now.
http://img716.imageshack.us/i/dachs.jpg/
http://img709.imageshack.us/i/schlafzimmerbad.jpg/
http://img69.imageshack.us/i/garagekamin.jpg/
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http://img824.imageshack.us/i/img0256k.jpg/
http://img341.imageshack.us/i/img0125dy.jpg/

This weekend we started putting in the kitchen. I didn't have my kitchen for over a week. I do have cabinets now, but no doors, no drawers, no shelves. But it is functional. I don't have pictures of the kitchen/dining area yet.
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Here are some pics of the hallway bathroom:

Bathtub: http://img713.imageshack.us/i/img0077a.jpg/
http://img180.imageshack.us/i/img0088l.jpg/

Toilet: http://img156.imageshack.us/i/img0099cz.jpg/
We had to put a 2x6 wall in for the in-wall tank and carrier.
http://img12.imageshack.us/i/img0116yy.jpg/
http://img88.imageshack.us/i/img0129n.jpg/

That bathroom is almost completely done. I had some issues with the grout on the floor. It's breaking out in a few places. Maybe I had too much water or not enough, I don't know. The grout below the trim on the walls is done. I am missing a few tiles around the mirror and then the grout above the trim is missing. Once that is done my husband is installing the shower head and we don't have to take a shower in the basement anymore.
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Is there a flat roof on the house now or is that just the angle?
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Congratz you guys! It's really a great works! I myself cannot do things like these :D
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Is there a flat roof on the house now or is that just the angle?
No, it just looks flat. There is a very slight slope. There is a "Parapet " attached to the front and side so it looks like a flat roof from the front. Here are the pictures for the "parapet" where you can still see the roof:

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Congratz you guys! It's really a great works! I myself cannot do things like these :D
Thank you! We still have a long way to go on the inside. Once we have the permit approved, we will slow down a little bit. We have been going almost nonstop for the past 2 yrs. now. I thought I can't do things like that. I learned how to take off a roof, learned how to use righthand tools (i am a lefty) and so much more. At the moment I am learning how to do the finishing on drywall with the mud, that's kinda fun, but I had to redo a corner yesterday because it was crooked.

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" Once we have the permit approved," ----- this would be the Building and Plumbing permits?

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" Once we have the permit approved," ----- this would be the Building and Plumbing permits?

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Well, yes. We have the final roof, final plumbing and final electrical and the drywall left for inspection. We are almost ready to get these done.
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I am almost done with the hallway bathroom. Just a little more silicone and my part is done. Hubby needs to just finish the ceiling and the trim, which is on our list to do when we have time, LOL. I will post pictures when I have new ones.
BTW we have 3 lists:
- Needs to be done now
- to be done when we have time
- to be done when we have more money

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Naah, I am not using the tape. I did the drywall taping in the basement and no matter how i tried the tape did not work for me. I started using that stick on mash tape upstairs and that works great for me. It is more expensive but since I will have to do the taping and mud, I decided to do the stick on stuff.

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