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post #161 of 166 Old 01-19-2020, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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Deck pretty much finished. Only put a few screws in each board, just to get them in place and confirm my layout was correct. Gaps need fine tuning, and one or two spots might need a shim to level. Have a whole 5lb box of screws and a 6 pack ready to go for deck board screw down party. Should have just gone with 16' 2x6's, but for whatever reason I went with 8' boards, and divided it down the middle, and did a picture frame boarder on both sides. Final size is roughly 16'x12'







Between that and my shop will get a layer of road pack, then a decent size area with pavers and built in round fire pit. Anything off of the porch is still a mud mess, as grass doesn't like growing back there.
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Got the new roof on today. Turned out pretty well. I was hoping for a metal roof, but I don't have the extra 8-10 grand it was going to cost to make that upgrade. The guy who did it said he hasn't done this color in 3 or 4 years, but I like it. A bit unconventional, but the lighter color should make the upstairs a lot cooler on the summer compared to the old dark, almost black roof that was on there. They added a ridge vent, to help with that a little too, along with fixing my rotting sheathing under where the weatherhead/service entry was being pulled loose from tight cables to the house. Needs a few days of hot weather, which we won't get soon, to make some of the shingle lie flat. Pretty cool week here.

With the rest of my money, I need to finish the landscaping and get new gravel on the driveway, since it's been 15 years, and it's pretty much a mudhole. Then the next and one of the final big purchases will be new windows. I'll probably do one side of the house at a time, as the money becomes available, like I've done thus far. I wish I could salvage the original casement windows. They have such good visibility and open fully for good nice weather airflow through the house. But they are just too damaged, and repairing them would cost more than new windows...


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post #163 of 166 Old 03-16-2020, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
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Kitchen remodel, 2.1 . Was tired of the white cabinets and dark tops. Got it mostly finished, but obviously still need to do more painting, some trim work, grey subway tile backsplash, the cabinet above the stove and a vent hood, along with some new lighting. Big difference. I left the tops loose for now, going to let them sit for a week and settle to the cabinets. Cabinets aren't as flat as I'd like, but I think it'll even out. Got new appliances, and a dishwasher, finally. And that new sink is enormous...

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Picked up those Birch tops raw for a decent price, and spent the last 2 weeks prepping and finishing them. Still have to do the bar section, but it's not critical. The old bar was separate from the counter tops, but now it'll be seamed to them, and look like one large wrap around U shape kitchen.
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Almost there. Still lacking that cabinet above the stove, vent hood, and doing the tile back splash, and I'm redoing the shelves I used to have on the wall, but using the sink hole cut out piece so it'll all match. They will go back on the left side of the sink. Probably going to get a different overhead light, as well as some kind of lighting above the sink. That back corner between the windows gets a little dark.

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Another update no one cares about...

Been working on the downstairs shower over my isolation, out of work. Just have to seal the grout, and get under the house to hook up the plumbing, and she's ready to use. Not the ideal tile, but it was the cheaper options.





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