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Old 03-21-2008, 08:24 AM  
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Default Good man

Glad to see the good stuff going in. Those tubs can get slippery. Keepin it clean.

Hows that water issue goin in the yard? Buy a boat yet? Or are the district folks going to help with some drainage around there?
Hope it turns out ...


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Old 03-21-2008, 08:50 AM  
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I see you left an acess hole for the heater.. why do they have to be so expensive for? they can keep their 300 heater


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I just noticed where you put the tub fill...very nice job with all of it.
So is it worth it yet?
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Ahh to be young, stong and good looking again - well, maybe not "again" so to speak. I envy you the ability and the opportunity to do a nice job on a place of your own. So, did you get the kitchen cabinets and finish them yourself? If not, you might want to consider some practice on other furniture or just practice plywood. Doing your first work on your cabs could turn a $500 savings into a several thousand dollar heartach. OTOH, if you're experienced with this work just ignore me. I forget to ask important things like that sometimes - LOL!! Keep up the good work.
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PS. I'll wait before offering any more of my 'sage advise' on kitchen design.

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Well thanks for the replies you guys. I was wondering if you guys forgot about me.

At this point there is alot of little stuff going on...stuff like the supply lines for the faucets, tile, shower head, more tile, did I mention that im sick of laying tile. Next time I design my own room, the tile will be picked out first and the layout built to the size of the tile so I dont have so much damn cutting to do.

I will be finishing up the tile work tomorrow, and hopefully have all that grouted by tomorrow evening. We do have the cold water running and the vanity and toilet are working. The shower has a small leak down the extension for the shower head, Ill fix that up tomorrow as well.

Not alot of pics to upload right now, but you guys will like it when I do upload them. Those brown accent tiles pop like crazy.




As for the kitchen. We havnt touched it since the last update. Soon enough we will be back in there. A little more drywall work to do, and we can texture, and paint...woot.

We did however get a really good deal on a cooktop range. 4 burner style ceramic without the oven, you know the one I mean. It retailed for 699, and I picked it up for 175+tax... Oh the joys of working for Home Depot.
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Sounds like your movin along. ...again.
Just think, at least you didn't do any diagonal tiling.
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Here is a small update. Gots me a damn good deal on a cooktop. Retail 699 bought for 200.


Shower head


Le Toilette


More tileing
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mmmmmmmmmm good


me and the wife


it was a good day


More updates to come..keep checking back.
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I would encourage you to install drawers in many of your under-cabinet areas instead of just shelves behind doors. We use these for many of our heavy things but not just heavy stuff, either. In one house we alread had doors so I tore out the shelves and construced low-sided drawers behind the doors. The doors a bit more of a hassle instead of just using drawer faces but it was still easier to use. Keep up the good work!
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Thanks for the heads up...were waiting to see the design that the cabinet builder is coming up with...We are ready for a 10k or higher bill. Three walls of cabinets, the shortest being 12ft. Whew...thats alot of storage, but then again. I like being in the kitchen............ALOT!


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