I actually had my back deck replaced a long time ago, but I’m finally chronicling the process because it’s been about a year and I recently stained it. I couldn’t stain it when it was first done because the wood was treated. The original deck wasn’t a deck at all but I tiny square ofContinue reading “Total Home Remodel Part 12: The Back Deck”
I have been dreaming about remodeling the living room since I first bought the house two years ago. It wasn’t a priority because most of the problems are cosmetic and not structural. However, after securing a great deal with my contractors and selling a lot of my temporary furniture, I decided it was time toContinue reading “Total Home Remodel Part 11: The Living Room”
Here’s a video detailing everything about how I remodeled my sunroom.
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”
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”
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”
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-moldContinue reading “Total Home Remodel Part 4: The Basement”
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”