My Parents New Home/ Renovation

Re: My Parents New Home/ Renovation

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:48 pm

Looks great Richard. Hardwood floors are the best.
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Re: My Parents New Home/ Renovation

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:23 pm

WOW does that look sweet or what! 8-)

I remember helping my dad when I was real young on the hardwoods in their house. Tons of work ... ugh ... nothing I hate more than sanding ... but the payoff is well worth it. Makes any house look like a mansion inside.
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Re: My Parents New Home/ Renovation

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:23 pm

I've been a little lackadaisical on updating this. Here' the results of the laundry:

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The formica counterpoint I picked up the discount place for about $20, it was about 15 feet long and half of it half of had the the formica on crooked. I beefed it up in the back with a 2*4 and added support in the middle. It's attached to the wall instead of the pedestal so there is no vibration. .

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On the back end is about foot of space with easy off lid in case you need to get to the valves etc.

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Of course the giant drawer:
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Re: My Parents New Home/ Renovation

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:06 pm

Nice work Richard and thanks for the heads up on attaching the shelving to the wall and not the pedestal. The draws look awesome...not the ones in the dryer either :P
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Re: My Parents New Home/ Renovation

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:51 am

michaelanthony wrote:Nice work Richard and thanks for the heads up on attaching the shelving to the wall and not the pedestal.


It's hard to see in the pictures but it was really easy to do because there is a false wall behind the sink that sticks out like 4 inches from the rest of the wall and I had the entire wall on the other side.

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For the support on the left it's about 4 inches longer than you can see with lags bolts going to the right. The flat piece of aluminum is to help support the sink. There is no legs. :)

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On the other side there wasn't a whole lot of depth which left me with a dilemma for hanging stuff. The only mistake I made was not leaving one of these lower sections of shelves missing so there was room for brooms etc. That's not going to be a problem because I found some dead space in the plans for the old garage which is getting turned into mater bedroom. This is what I came up with if you are ever int the same position. These are cabinet handles or were cabinet handles. :P

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Re: My Parents New Home/ Renovation

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:31 am

This is what is going on right now. We're getting a new roof on and they are extending the gables to help keep the rain off the house and it just looks 100% better. This is something I'm not doing myself.

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They are going to extend this gable for a porch over the door.

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This is what I'm working on right now myself. The basement access was about 6 inches below the dirt and actually had dirt piled up against the bilco door. There was some corrosion but it's salvageable. We used that product for pouring new concrete over old that is supposed to adhere the new concrete to the old, hopefully it will prevent it from cracking along the seam and keep it water tight. We used rebar especially on the end piece with the new step overhanging the old concrete.

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I'm as far as I can get with the sidewalks for this new porch because we're waiting on the electrician for an estimate. What a PITA, he has to look at the panel before doing anything because if it's not up to code we'd have to take care of it. Should be because the panel was installed in 96. If we're going to continue with the porch I have to put the footers for the posts and it's right below the sidewalk so I have to wait.

We're mixing all this ourselves but I wasn't confident to pour that much concrete with a truck especially with it being right against the garage. I did lot of concrete pours when I was younger on larger commercial projects but I was low guy on the totem pole plus you had ridiculous amounts of equipment.

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Next summer is siding and insulating the rest of the house but I won't be doing that either.
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Re: My Parents New Home/ Renovation

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:36 am

Coming along real nice Richard. Don't seem to never end does it. The fun of being a home owner or parents home :)
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Re: My Parents New Home/ Renovation

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:50 am

The house was in good shape when it was purchased but there wasn't a whole lot done for 60 years. You could of just moved in if you wanted to move into a house from the 50's with newer carpeting in all the rooms. One of the big selling points about this house wasn't the house itself but the lot it was on. It has a very well developed ring of trees around the border with an expansive lawn in the center. It's just an ongoing long term project, when we're done every room will have been renovated with many changes and additions. There is two very large projects in the works, the old garage is getting converted to a master bedroom and the screened in porch is getting converted to a sun room. Then there is the deck and last but not least the basement....
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Re: My Parents New Home/ Renovation

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:28 am

...was it built as a vacation home or retreat, when heating costs were a non issue? Sounds like a beautiful spot.
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Re: My Parents New Home/ Renovation

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:01 am

Wow looks real nice Richard!

We just moved in this place way back when ... :lol: Most people would've gutted it before the first piece of furniture moved in ... but we're not most people. :D ;)

I need to put in one of those Bilco doors (up here we call 'em bulkhead doors - probably because we can't understand the rest of the country's accents ... :lol: ). Would make any future appliance moves MUCH easier than going thru the house.

Several problems with that ..... time, money, and a spot to put it. The perfect place to put one ends up directly beneath the back door of the house. I suppose I could still do it - there's no stairs there anyway. I could use the Bilco door for stairs! :idea: Just don't leave the doors open ...
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Re: My Parents New Home/ Renovation

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:32 am

Bilco is the brand name. They have them for access through a porch or whatever but I'd imagine they are very expensive. The regular ones are about $600 and then the extension you may need for longer stair length is $100 to $300. We had to get a longer extension becsue of the new step. It was $200 for 18 inches, that can easily be made if you have big enough brake. You only have to buy it once, the steel is 3/32 and can easily support someone walking on them.
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Re: My Parents New Home/ Renovation

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:33 pm

Wow Richard! When are you going to be for hire in the Montrose area? That's nice work.
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Re: My Parents New Home/ Renovation

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:56 pm

Flyer5 wrote:Wow Richard! When are you going to be for hire in the Montrose area? That's nice work.


At the pace I work it would cost more than a house. LOL I trade time for experience. I'm not completely out of my element but I'm no carpenter either.
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Re: My Parents New Home/ Renovation

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:29 pm

Richard S. wrote:
Flyer5 wrote:Wow Richard! When are you going to be for hire in the Montrose area? That's nice work.


At the pace I work it would cost more than a house. LOL I trade time for experience. I'm not completely out of my element but I'm no carpenter either.



LOL
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