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Remodeling pics

Steve asked for some remodeling pictures.. So...

Here's a few shots of the house on the outside. I've replaced the windows, and doors on the outside. The front steps I did a few years ago, because the concrete ones had crumbled a year after we bought the house.


House is your typical 1950's (built in '54) style. It's been added to twice. First was to extend out the roof to make it more of a full 2 story house, and the second was the back living room

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nice overhang. wish i could do stuff like that. i'm learning as i go on the place i'm remodeling...it's TON of trips to home depot lol


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Front living room before, during and after pics.

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Looks good man....
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Our son's room. Don't have any before pics however. Just during and mostly finished

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More pics

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dope

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Last picture. His room is further along than this, but decided not to take any more afterwards. He does have his own computer in the room of course.

Unfortunately, don't have any real pictures of the wiring though.

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you're not recessing the lighting? and keeping the pocorn ceiling?

I hated that shit in my folks house..it got removed....2 weeks after we got here
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The rooms I've redone are all three bedrooms, the front living room and our bathroom. For the bathroom, I wound up almost doubling the size of it. Went from 5'x7' to 7'x9'. In the process of doing so, I had to remove a supporting wall and build new walls and run new support beams for the floor on the second level. Also, because I took up the closet and a few feet of floor space when extending the bathroom I had to turn our 4th bedroom into an office.


That project took roughly 6 months. Which meant 6 months of using a makeshift shower in the basement. Wife wasn't too happy about that, but she's happy once that was done.

All that's left is our back living room, and our kitchen.
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yea bro...they never understand to make it look fucking cool....some sacrifices have to be made.

ya know what I hated doing the most? damn tile.....my damn knees alway hurt like hell when I am done

BTW...house is looking awesome!!!
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As to the lighting, I'm limiting the recessed lighting to certain areas: Front living room, bathroom, stairway to 2nd floor, and the kitchen and back living room when I do them.

I prefer to have the office and bedrooms as standard lighting due to the need for reading, etc.

I prefer the textured ceilings over smooth, but I didn't do texture on the ceiling in the bathroom due to moisture.
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Thanks, Jimmie. She was okay with the makeshift shower, it's just that she was getting impatient for me to finish it at about the 5th month.

As to tile, I refuse to have it. It's far too much maintenance. When I redid our bathroom, I went with a one piece shower/tub unit so I didn't have to caulk. I have linoleum on the floor, and will do the same when I redo our kitchen.

Both the wife and I prefer to have things functionally simple in the home.


Aside from the few things I contracted out for (carpet installation, roofing due to pitch, and running of natural gas pipes) I've done everything else either on my own or with the wife's help.
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Thanks, Jimmie. She was okay with the makeshift shower, it's just that she was getting impatient for me to finish it at about the 5th month.

As to tile, I refuse to have it. It's far too much maintenance. When I redid our bathroom, I went with a one piece shower/tub unit so I didn't have to caulk. I have linoleum on the floor, and will do the same when I redo our kitchen.

Both the wife and I prefer to have things functionally simple in the home.


Aside from the few things I contracted out for (carpet installation, roofing due to pitch, and running of natural gas pipes) I've done everything else either on my own or with the wife's help.

nice!!!!


feels good when you get it done yourself huh?
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very veryvery nice fjorn! i'm impressed...wish i could pull off stuff like that


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Not bad for a geek.


It really isn't that hard to do, you just need to know and understand basic building concepts and codes. As well as have a little common sense (something which the previous owners had nothing of!).
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