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Thread: Will this house remodel ever get done!

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    New windows, painting every room, new flooring, new light fixtures, new sinks and toilets, and new countertops and maybe a cabinet redo. I may have a fit before I get to the cabinets. The last of the flooring is going in today. What a mess and it's raining. This is my last ever redoing a house while we are living in it. :lol: I

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    It will be so worth it when you are all done!:)

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    Think how nice it will be when it's done.

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    I said the same thing...last one I am ever doing when we reno'd our big house 15 years ago. Apperently I had fogotten the reno nightmare because I bought a little house 3 years ago and you guessed it we are living the reno nightmare again! Just got back from the building center with $140. more of supplies. Forgot to measure the opening for the door and will have to go back before they close today. Sigh

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    it will be so worth it in the end,

    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    New windows, painting every room, new flooring, new light fixtures, new sinks and toilets, and new countertops and maybe a cabinet redo. I may have a fit before I get to the cabinets. The last of the flooring is going in today. What a mess and it's raining. This is my last ever redoing a house while we are living in it. :lol: I

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    My brother has been living in the same house for 30 some years and he's still remodeling. Problem is: he's the carpenter :O}.

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    You are not alone! Last year we painted 7 rooms, put in granate counter tops & finished a bonus room...all to sell the house. It did not sell so now we are in the middle of tiling the laundry room floor & a major redo in the master bathroom. Do I love having my washer & dryer in front of my oven and pantry? hahaha Or how about keeping a pair of flip flops in front of the bathroom door so when I need to go potty in the middle of the night I don't step on nails, etc. It does kill me that we are spending more money on the house and will have to ask for less money when we sell it, darn ecomomy! Maybe we'll end uo staying here!

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    I feel for you ..... I've lived in our home thru many renos ... and have lost my whole interest in doing more. Right now I want my bedroom painted ... and quite honestly, I just feel like it's another reno and keep backing away from it!

    When the going gets tough ... do what I have done ....... and keep saying to yourself ... "KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE"

    It'll be well worth it, once it's done, and yes, some anxious times during ... which hopefully later you can laugh about.

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    My thoughts are with you!

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    My son showed up at 10am this morning and started to do my kitchen...
    All I asked for was to have him finish the blue paint on the walls...( I have been living with 2 tones of blue on the wall for the last 5 months)...and to paint the cabinets white....
    He has taken my kitchen apart...mudded the walls...painted the ceiling (didn't need it...he did it 5 months ago)...and primed the basement bathroom and the basement hallway(didn't ask for this either).
    He is now going home at 5:30pm and will be back sometime tomorrow...
    I can't even make a cup of coffee without getting the mugs from the dining room, the coffee is in the living room on the end table, and there is paint stuff in the sink...I don't know where he put my coffee pot.
    Calgon..........please take me away.

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    The new toilets are something to get use to. I like my old fashioned round low toilet. The new ones are elongated and my feet just touch the floor. DH said I should have sit on one before buying. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    New windows, painting every room, new flooring, new light fixtures, new sinks and toilets, and new countertops and maybe a cabinet redo. I may have a fit before I get to the cabinets. The last of the flooring is going in today. What a mess and it's raining. This is my last ever redoing a house while we are living in it. :lol: I
    Been ther done that a few times, I am finished in this life time....

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    When it comes to home remodeling, just remember that it's always darkest just before it gets pitch black... I'm in the middle of a reno too, and I'm so tired of it.

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    We bought a house in a tax sale over a year ago. We finally got in there the end of June. We made a blog about it. So far it has been a real mess. The blog link is in my signature. Today we hauled more trash to the recycle place - a whole car load of household chemicals, florescent tubes and dead paint. Then we got back and burned trash. Those people were hoarders with a flooded basement. http://notmuchnewaroundhere.blogspot.com/
    here is a link...

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
    We bought a house in a tax sale over a year ago. We finally got in there the end of June. We made a blog about it. So far it has been a real mess. The blog link is in my signature. Today we hauled more trash to the recycle place - a whole car load of household chemicals, florescent tubes and dead paint. Then we got back and burned trash. Those people were hoarders with a flooded basement. http://notmuchnewaroundhere.blogspot.com/
    here is a link...
    OH my! :shock: Bless your heart, you do have a big remodel job! I will follow your blog and can't wait to see the outcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
    We bought a house in a tax sale over a year ago. We finally got in there the end of June. We made a blog about it. So far it has been a real mess. The blog link is in my signature. Today we hauled more trash to the recycle place - a whole car load of household chemicals, florescent tubes and dead paint. Then we got back and burned trash. Those people were hoarders with a flooded basement. http://notmuchnewaroundhere.blogspot.com/
    here is a link...
    wow! I will no longer complain about my little reno!!! I am amazed at all you have done & how you plan to continue. love the idea; I just know I could never do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
    We bought a house in a tax sale over a year ago. We finally got in there the end of June. We made a blog about it. So far it has been a real mess. The blog link is in my signature. Today we hauled more trash to the recycle place - a whole car load of household chemicals, florescent tubes and dead paint. Then we got back and burned trash. Those people were hoarders with a flooded basement. http://notmuchnewaroundhere.blogspot.com/
    here is a link...
    All I can say is, "GODD LUCK!"

    I don't envy you.

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    Be sure to take before and after pictures so you can share with us!!! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter Lois
    Be sure to take before and after pictures so you can share with us!!! :)
    Not much new for a while - we've been on hold. DH has had to do some paying work. I'd like pics again when we get the junk all cleared out. I'm working on a short post for now.

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    I live in a small house and renos doesn't take real long to do. Redid the bathroom about 16 years ago and I would like it done again with built in tall closets and a new tub and surround or stand alone shower. I have the tallest toilet we could find and elongated, so much easier on my knees. Husband is sick of redos and remodeling. We have lived here for over 42 years. He doesn't like moving either.

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    I feel for you and I don't want to ever remodel again while living in the house twice is enough but I never want to say never because i said that after the first time.

    Hang in there it will look great when done. :thumbup:

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    We just replaced windows and door in the North wall. I do know what you are saying - been living it for years. It is always just hubby and I doing it so it takes a while. Managing the right attitude, the right plan, the money and the time can be tricky. One of those components seems to be missing most times.

    Hang in there - you'll forget the pain once done.

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    Well when you all get done with your redos I am going to have a painting party if you wanna come.. With this back I can't paint but i will supply all the food and drinks while you all paint... lol..

    When your redo is all done I am sure you will look back and enjoy the fact that it is done..

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    wondering how things are going.....we need an update!
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    I thought you were talking about the new board. LOL
    Hang in there. The results will be worth it.

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