Awesome job on the house !
the rise of the roof is 1ft (probably slightly greater because of overhang) across a 10ft span. I put the door together myself, and lifted it in to place; a little tricky but totally doable. the windows are just plastic, but it's not quite plex - it's corrugated plastic. I'm going to have to take it down, because I've noticed bugs getting stuck and dying between it and the wood. I'll take some shots of the door from the inside tomorrow if I have time!
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theres a slight elevation change, which is why there are boards missing to the left; not sure if I want to cut a slanted board to fill the gap, or leave it be. i'm also unsure if I want to plant bushes in front of the fence, or leave it be and take care of the grass.
stain is another big question; i like the raw wood, but i've got stain going on in the back of the house too and i may go with that:
I just re-read your entire thread Such a great reno. My husband and I are buying our first house and it definitely needs some updates (it reeks of the early 90's). A couple questions:
What color of blues are on the walls in the hall or living area (where you have the chair rail with the darker blue below it)? That looks like a great color - so calming!
Would you mind sharing the approximate cost for the counters in the kitchen?
all paint is sherwin williams; I'm going to have to find our paint notebook to get you names.
the counters were so long ago at this point... I'll ask my wife. we got it direct with the help of a kitchen building friend. it's just laminate, but its has chamfered edges and it looks like it has flakes in it, so the reflection is un-even; I it, and normally I can't stand laminate
I finally took measures to kill the drafts at the back door; and lose the nasty storm door:
it was rotten all the way in to the basement:
new and old:
had to remove inner and outer trim, door, storm door, door frame, sill, threshold and chunks of unevenly trimmed joist.
I have a novice question. Did you tape and mud the crack or was it more involved? I've been following your thread since it started. Amazing work! Finally bought a house this year and I hope to use this thread as inspiration.
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Congratulations on the house!
I didn't tape the crack; I loaded it up with screws to pull the drywall back to the joists. Then I took a utility knife and turned the crack in to a "V" by making two 45 degree cuts, one on either side of the crack. After that I filled and sander 2-3 times, depending on the area.
I've done some ceiling repair with tape, I just wanted to give this method a shot this go-round, and I'm much happier with the results. We'll see if it holds up the same...
except I added Bluetooth, bought speakers instead of the speaker kit, I didn't use the remote or the MP3 player part... so basically, not like it all. I did buy everything from parts express! I also used the amp in that parts list combined with one of their Bluetooth modules
Great thread! I'm actually in the process of buying a house from 1958 so seeing all these upgrades and what not is encouraging. We're going to have a lot to redo which we're excited about, but the first thing we have to do is replace the furnaces. $$$ -
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