Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by 17, Feb 27, 2017.
Text me some pics of your deck
It gets level with a few cranks, it is pretty heavy though so sometimes it takes an extra set of hands.
Make sure you measure well - my Mom went out and bought a screen door without asking me, and didn't measure. I was then stuck trying to cut the door down on the lawn of her apartment building with a shitty rechargeable circular saw. Total mess.
They can do a real nice job in the store for you with their gear if you get a good measurement. Also make sure that your door knobs don't hit each other lol. (had that happen to me).
My boyfriend worked in construction for years, he measured the door. We might just end up building one. He explained the process to me for what I'm looking for, it doesn't seem too complicated to make.
Good stuff. I was livid when I got to my mom's house and she was like, "Can you put the door in for me?" Too big for the hole, no hardware, and not knowing what I was getting into - not enough tools, *sigh*.....
Been there my friend
Did you use a saw to cut it down too??
Nah, just drive it in
Just spit on it
ive been pricing out a metallic epoxy floor coating for my basement as water got in and destroyed my carpet. i think its the route im going to take since i dont want to install laminate just incase water gets in again and destroys it.
Lately ive discovered the gigantic crack in my foundation. guy is fixing it now.
epoxy floors on monday. ceiling stars should be here in 2 weeks then i can finish the ceiling with the floors and start on the walls.
Got my Helical Piles put in for a deck thanks to the assistance of Beaker over the phone as well. Picking up some lumber this weekend
but im doing mine in a wood plank style
Can anyone reccomend a painter?
The plan was to paint the rooms myself, but I have become too busy with my own trade this summer to give it a go. I'm in the Glen Haven area. Post here or PM me.
Appreciate it. Thanks
Since we moved in, we have wanted to ditch the 20 year old blue carpets on the stairs. Finally tackled it over this rainy weekend.
I don't really have any before pics because they were pretty ugly so I snapped one mid carpet removal:
A little bit of sanding and wood filling and sanding and staining and sanding and varathaning and sanding and painting and sanding and painting later:
Just gotta settle on some mouldings for the sides and it's done. That will be later this week/next weekend
its not 100% flawless but fuck it, pretty good for a diy
Nothing wrong with that!
great idea for a thread! lots of people doing nice work to their homes
Bought the supplies to build another 4' x 10' walkout for the dock. Going to give it a go over the next few days.
Painted the dining room earlier in the week, kitchen a few days ago. Next on the list is the living room/hallway. I've spent the afternoon patching nail holes, holes from where the TV was mounted, etc. I might get around to throwing up a coat of paint tonight... or might just wait until tomorrow.
We also recently moved the computer and TV from upstairs into the basement, which has been almost life changing lol. That part of the basement was previously only used for storage, and more or less to give the kids a place to blow off some steam and not worry about messing up the upstairs. The main part of the basement is partially finished. There's a subfloor down and it's drywalled, aside from the foundation on the bottom half of the wall, which I'll end up framing in and drywalling eventually. We recently laid down some carpet on the floor, threw a quick coat of paint on the walls, put some furniture down there and it's now where we spend the majority of our time. I've mounted the TV on the wall, have my 5.1 surround sound set up with rear speaker wires fished through the ceiling, and it's now my favorite room in the house.
Even added a ladder
Also I was down there working for a good 5-6 hours and those guys in the dingy were out floating there the whole time. They had to have roasted in the sun
Living room reno will wrap up next week hopefully. Pictures to follow!
FINALLY caulked the gaps on the edge of my stairs. Drove me nuts for months but I never had the time.
Also redid both bathroom vanities from oak to white with counters.
Thinking about throwing the house on the market in the next few months to be honest
The market here is bonkers and we could get a quick sale for an amazing price if we put our house up. Every time we think of selling we start planning more renos. Working on plans for a 16x20 morning room addition on the back.
Market seems to be crazy here now, nice house by house went up on viewpoint Friday morning, they had 3 offers by supper time.
I need to rebuild my 12*20 4 seasons sunroom off the kitchen. Years of neglect from previous owners not re caulking all the glass. Starting that in may/june.
a comparable down the street sold in 1 day for asking, which was a decent amount more than I paid for mine, and I live on a less busy street, closer to a school, and have more property plus a heat pump.
I’d love to upgrade but moving sucks so bad and I don’t want to do all the work to make it “mine” again
Immigrant investors here are buying EVERYTHING. Especially if it is 500k+. Its absolutely insane. I don't "want" to move but if someone came by and offered the right amount of money I would run for the hills.
I'd love to move, but I've got soooooo much accumulated crap I have to get rid of. Only three repairs I want to get done, fresh, inexpensive stair and upstairs hall carpeting, bathroom vanity, and shower surround replacement. All pretty small - it's the damn cleanup of junk that will suck hard.
Hearing this makes me wish we could have held onto our place in Halifax longer. We had to practically give it away.
Did an accent wall on my staircase!
Is there no railing on the right side?