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Old 11-13-2009, 05:08 PM   #1
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Closed on my house yesterday and drank a lot of very tasty bourbon on the porch with my real estate agent afterward . Tomorrow the cleaning and demolition begins! The house was built c. 1925. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, unfinished basement & detached carriage house - 2 floors.

Some of the work will be done by a contractor, the rest will be DIM'd. Pictures will be here.

Work to be done -

clean. lots and lots of cleaning
refinish / paint porch & porch ceiling
demo kitchen flooring
move appliances & services, move doorways in kitchen (contractor)
demo 2nd floor bath
fix 2nd floor bath & plumbing (contractor)
remove 2 brick chimneys (old stove exhausts)
new HVAC (contractor)
paint everything
new kitchen floor
new kitchen cabinets (cabinet guy)
refinish existing kitchen cabinets
finish flooring throughout (long leaf pine)
clean up stair case & refinish
built-in storage under stairs
closet systems
build a rack for my turntables (woo!)
yard work
build a deck / fire pit

in the detached garage:
fix 3 doors (one by contractor)
shore up walls (contractor)
throw away tons of left over crap
new lighting
set up a wood shop (woo!)

I'm sure I am forgetting some things. Now the DIY asking can really begin! The good (or bad?) news is that the house is across the street from 2 eateries / bars!

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Old 11-13-2009, 05:39 PM   #2
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Congrat's

The good (and bad) news is in reality you won't have any money left to spend across the street.

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Old 11-13-2009, 06:16 PM   #3
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Take a lot of pictures before you start & as you go along
I wish I had taken more when we 1st bought the house
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Old 11-13-2009, 06:18 PM   #4
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Cell, Congratulations for starting on the big adventure. You will always remember the upcoming days of surprise and success.

Thanks for including the Flickr Link for Pics.
Include it in your future posts so we can all harass you on the minutiae.
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Old 11-13-2009, 07:56 PM   #5
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i have another floor, a basement and a carriage house to fully document still, it just gets dark too early now to do it after work =( i'm sure there will be plenty of room for minutiae picking too
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I actually like that old fashioned corner sink in the kitchen
House looks nice from the outside
I also like the push button switches...don't know why
I have old style radiators too - love the heat they put out
I want to get fancier ones for our addition
What is that tank in the red room (laundry) ? Water heater ?
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Great project and enjoy your new home. You can save some money on the remodel by drinking beer instead of that great bourbon. Life is great.
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I actually like that old fashioned corner sink in the kitchen
House looks nice from the outside
I also like the push button switches...don't know why
I have old style radiators too - love the heat they put out
I want to get fancier ones for our addition
What is that tank in the red room (laundry) ? Water heater ?
i'm planning an apron sink in the kitchen - if you are interested in the old one let me know. otherwise its going on craigslist or something like that. its a big iron beast.
the push button switches are kind of cool. different than what is seen now. hopefully the wiring is all good!
the radiators are being supplanted by HVAC i think. there is no central air system and its only a few dollars more to add a heat pump to the system. if it was just an update i would keep them - i do like radiators. the air system is a part of the loan (203K) - i'm not sure how lenient the bank would be if i changed my mind midstream.
best i can tell the tank is an expansion tank from the boiler system. i'm going to leave it there, if for no other reason than it looks neat.

tommorow is buying tools and cleaning up the misc crap in the house proper. maybe some test painting if i have time.
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I'm a little far for the sink
Plus the wife would never let me install it
The tank does look neat - I like older/original stuff
Those pushbutton switches can be expensive to replace from what I have seen
So go easy on taking them out for re-use
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pictures of the 2nd floor & basement posted. i spent the day tearing out carpet and cleaning the yard. i hurt...
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the radiators are being supplanted by HVAC i think. there is no central air system and its only a few dollars more to add a heat pump to the system. if it was just an update i would keep them - i do like radiators. the air system is a part of the loan (203K) - i'm not sure how lenient the bank would be if i changed my mind midstream.
If the boiler still works (safely) one option would be to keep the radiators and install HVAC too. If you take the radiators out try to sell them -- people who need to add a radiator to an existing system have a hard time finding them.
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Old 11-28-2009, 09:04 AM   #12
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parents came in for the week and we went to town on the cleaning and tearing out of things. more pictures posted! between the basement and garage we filled up a 20 yard dumpster twice with all the crap that was thrown out... did find a few goodies here and there but the majority of it was junk.

hopefully the air system gets installed soon - the cold weather makes me nervous about my pipes...
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apparently doing this takes up every bit of free time i have. things are coming along fairly well. trim is being re-installed and paint is starting to go up. floors will be refinished shortly! i painted the kitchen this weekend, need to go through and do some touch-up, especially along the ceiling / wall line but otherwise it looks great (imo.)

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