Total Home Remodel Part 7: The Kitchen

I’m making great progress on my house remodel, and the kitchen has been the biggest, most expensive, most time consuming project yet. I’m so glad it’s finally done. The old kitchen was dark, ugly, and infested with mice. After taking care of my mouse problem, I decided it was time for a brand new kitchenContinue reading “Total Home Remodel Part 7: The Kitchen”

Total Home Remodel Part 6: Windows

Winter is here although it doesn’t always feel like it. Hopefully, we get a few hard freezers to kill off all the ticks and mosquitoes otherwise summer is going to be a nightmare. If that cold weather does eventually come, my fixer upper home might be hard to heat. I am so relieved that IContinue reading “Total Home Remodel Part 6: Windows”

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 boxContinue reading “Total Home Remodel Part 5: Front Landscaping”

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.Continue reading “Total Home Remodel Part 3: Building a Driveway”

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 HomesContinue 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.Continue reading “Total Home Remodel Part 1: Planning my Home Remodel”

Should I buy a house, flip a house, or build a house?

The time has come for me to start looking for my own place, but I’m in a dilemma. I can’t decide if I want to buy a nice house that is move-in ready, buy a fixer-upper to work on as a project, or buy a plot of land and fulfill a long-term goal of mineContinue reading “Should I buy a house, flip a house, or build a house?”