Total Home Remodel Part 5: Front Landscaping

So far the biggest challenge with my house has been keeping the cats out of my front yard. There are many cats in the neighborhood which I suspect are people’s pets and they just love going under my front porch to do their business. Apparently, my front porch area has been the neighborhood litter box for the past couple of years. This is going to … Continue reading Total Home Remodel Part 5: Front Landscaping

Total Home Remodel Part 4: The Basement

Working on my basement was quite a challenge, but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. The main problem was mold growing on the ceiling, but fortunately, it wasn’t black mold. I had a company come out and give me an estimate and they wanted to charge me about $5000 to de-mold and paint it. I decided this was a project I … Continue reading Total Home Remodel Part 4: The Basement

Total Home Remodel Part 3: Building a Driveway

The second project I decided to work on with my house was creating a driveway so I could have a place to park my bus. This was a fun and easy project to do that didn’t cost me a lot of money. First, I plotted out the area where I wanted my bus to go. Then I checked various gravel and landscape businesses to compare … Continue reading Total Home Remodel Part 3: Building a Driveway

Reevaluating how to fund my home improvement project

Now that I’ve got a basic plan about what I’m going to do with my new home, it’s time to secure funding. I estimate the cost of my home repair to be between 20K and 30K . Initially, I was going to take out a loan and pay for everything all at once because I’m pretty good with my money, and I have excellent credit. … Continue reading Reevaluating how to fund my home improvement project

Total Home Remodel Part 2: Installing a Privacy Fence

My first project will be to install a privacy fence in the backyard. It’s currently chain link which is just awful especially since I live next to a large rental unit. But I have a couple of questions before I get started. Fortunately, I found a lot of information in this article from Better Homes and Gardens. 1. Do I have to remove the chain … Continue reading Total Home Remodel Part 2: Installing a Privacy Fence

Total Home Remodel Part 1: Planning my Home Remodel

Recently, I bought my second home (my first home to purchase solo). Now it’s time to start my home remodel adventure! I tend to rush projects that require time and planning, and I’m determined not to do that with my house. I want to remodel the entire thing as efficiently, safely, and economically as possible. This means a lot of research, and that’s the first … Continue reading Total Home Remodel Part 1: Planning my Home Remodel