DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > General Home Improvement Discussion > General overhaul...ongoing(pix!!!)




Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-13-2008, 04:51 PM  
Phatboy
Senior Member
registry_dropdown_4501_17883
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 194
Liked 26 Times on 26 Posts

Default

I havnt had access to the net for a few weeks, so I havnt been able to update, but I finally got a few mins so here goes.

Bathroom is mostly finished, still need a shower door, but for now we are using a curtain. Bought the crown and base molding as well as the window caseing. Tile is all done, and I fixed a leak on one of the fittings below. Bathroom is just about done.



Had to cut this huge hole in the side of the house to get to a leaky fitting.


The fitting you see in the middle of the pic was leaking and had to get fixed. PITA!!!


Phatboy is offline  
zannej Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2008, 04:51 PM  
Phatboy
Senior Member
registry_dropdown_4501_17884
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 194
Liked 26 Times on 26 Posts

Default

Started framing in the new utility closet.


Kim starting to lay the tile in the closet so we can install the water heater.



More 40$ a gallon paint.


Phatboy is offline  
zannej Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2008, 04:52 PM  
Phatboy
Senior Member
registry_dropdown_4501_17885
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 194
Liked 26 Times on 26 Posts

Default

Water heater installed and working like a champ.


So the bathroom is close to finished...needs molding, door, some caulking, and some finishing work...WOOHOO

Next we have the granite that will be going in the kitchen. All 3,000 dollars worth of countertop, but will be worth 6,000 on resale, if we flip this one.


Had some drywall issues in the first bedroom, that we will be using as the media room after this is all done, and we needed some attic access.


All that drywall was no good.
Phatboy is offline  
zannej Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2008, 04:52 PM  
Phatboy
Senior Member
registry_dropdown_4501_17886
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 194
Liked 26 Times on 26 Posts

Default

And we have framing for a new attic door.


And last but not least my badass dog ''Chevy,'' good pic...no...


Im back on my regular work shift this week, so I can work on the house every day after work. Hopefully I can keep the updates coming as we will be making much faster progress now that the meticulous crap is done. OH...we got the measurements for the kitchen cabinets done, and should have a quote by the next update. So we hope to see you next week on ''He took the deal,'' thanks for watching. Good night.
Phatboy is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2008, 02:53 PM  
Quattro
Massive Tool Belt
registry_dropdown_2381_17967
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 262
Default

The granite countertops making you money? I'd be cautious of that. Your local market will tell you if this is a good investment to make. My guess is, you won't see that kind of return.

However, it's your house and you should do with it what you want!

Lookin' good.
Quattro is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2008, 11:32 AM  
handyguys
Senior Member
 
handyguys's Avatar
registry_dropdown_5759_17977
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 815
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Send a message via Skype™ to handyguys
Default

WOW - I did not read all the post. I read the first few and then jumped to the last and saw your bathroom pictures. My first reaction was WOW. Good job. Keep up the good work. Your house is much more of a project than most homeowners are willing to try. Many would have started with a bulldozer or never started at all.

The Handyguys
__________________
The Handyguys Podcast [url]http://www.handyguyspodcast.com[/url]
handyguys is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2008, 07:28 PM  
guyod
Senior Member
registry_dropdown_5296_17988
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Wind Gap, PA
Posts: 423
Liked 21 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

Bathroom looks great. sucks about the leak.
is your floor joists just 2x4's on gravel?

Last edited by Square Eye; 04-16-2008 at 10:33 PM. Reason: sp
guyod is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2008, 07:15 PM  
Phatboy
Senior Member
registry_dropdown_4501_18120
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 194
Liked 26 Times on 26 Posts

Default

Thanks for the info Quattro, Ill keep that in mind.

Handyguys, I know its alot but you really should read all the meat and potatoes, there are some funny moments, and thanks alot for the good words.

Guyod, thanks about the bathroom. The leak is now fixed, and the floor joists are 2x4s crossed atop 2x6s atop a concrete slab, or Id have just let'er leak. The ''gravel'' you saw was acctually celulose insulation we filled the floor cavity with for sound deadening and heat retention purposes.

Update coming soon, with kitchen cabinet plans.
Phatboy is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2008, 07:44 PM  
Phatboy
Senior Member
registry_dropdown_4501_18124
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 194
Liked 26 Times on 26 Posts

Default

Update...

Here are the designs for the new Kitchen. 57 linear ft of cabinets, and a whole lot of granite.






Drywall up, needs tape and mud
Phatboy is offline  
zannej Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2008, 03:54 AM  
LeeW
Junior Member
registry_dropdown_6354_18137
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6
Default

Wow this looks good, I didn't see it so do you mind if I ask how much do you reckon this is all going to come to?


__________________
Devonshire DIY ;)

For anyone looking to buy windows: Anglian [URL="http://www.anglianhome.co.uk/conservatories.htm"]conservatories[/URL]
Told by a mate they were good so just passing on the favour :)
LeeW is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Vintage General Electric Range pajeeper24 General Appliance Discussion 10 07-26-2011 09:56 AM
buying a foreclosed home, need estimate on general expenses borgotron General Home Improvement Discussion 3 09-07-2010 12:17 PM
Being your own General Contractor VitiminJ General Home Improvement Discussion 8 09-14-2007 10:28 AM
general DIY advice? Ronny88 Flooring 1 07-30-2007 01:49 PM
General Electric dishwasher recalls kingweed General Appliance Discussion 0 05-18-2007 10:34 AM

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS