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arrbe

We did most everything ourselves when we remodeled our kitchen, ripping everything out to the bare walls. Before we installed the bottom cabinets, we had vinyl flooring and carpets installed. This was 1992 with both of us working and with a 4 month old son. NEVER again. Each house after than has been smaller but time consuming projects such as wiring to code and/or painting. Oh, and my pet peeve is: If you're going to re-tile the tub area, PLEASE install the tile to the ceiling. Yes, we did this in 2 houses.

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tuckerdc

One 60 y.o. bathroom re-do down to the studs: 6 months and five days.

Of course it is good to ASK QUESTIONS during the planning phase. Except - you often have no way of anticipating what your questions are going to be.

For me - and nowhere mentioned here - my most important 'shoulda-woulda' regret is thatit never occurred to me to keep a detailed work log: what got done on what day by who and how long were they there. It all begins to blend as work/time goes on, subs are in and out. I can't stress enough how much I wished I'd kept a thorough journal - invaluable as the invoices start coming in and just an overall important means of documenting the whole experience.

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c brooks

ok I have a really strange question....does anyone know if a remodel will wreak havoc on a dating relationship? I know it's weird but I'm seeing a man who is at the tail end of a major remodel...kitchen, living, and 2 bathrooms he is telling me he is overwhelmed with it. I'm fairly certain this is probably the norm just wanted to hear some thoughts

   

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