Home Improvements

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Mon, Dec 11, 2017 10:58 AM

Anyone got any big home improvement projects in the plans for 2018? We're starting to put together a list of contractors to get quotes on finishing our basement up a little better than it current is. I also want to update our backyard with a patio area and upgrade our crappy chainlink fence to something a little nicer.


Fab4Runner Tits McGee
6,997 posts 64 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 3:34 PM

We're redoing our kitchen in the spring. New floor, counters, backsplash and appliances. We're going to paint the existing cabinets. I'm not looking forward to it even tho our current kitchen is hideous. 

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 165 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 3:36 PM

This year we did shutters, new doors and windows in garage and concrete wall, driveway and sidewalks...we are good for a minute. Gave our son’s room an update but nothing major. Our bedroom next.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Mon, Dec 11, 2017 4:02 PM

I also plan to do some major projects in the garage, namely insulating the walls and putting up OSB. I'd love to throw a ceiling in and insulate that as well.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, Dec 27, 2017 10:48 AM

We met with a basement company yesterday, and a general contractor this morning to get quotes for redoing our basement. The basement company was close enough to our budget that we're pretty sure we can finish the basement exactly how we want to without compromising much. The contractor won't have a quote for us for a few days, but I'm guessing he'll come in significantly cheaper than the basement company.

Spock Senior Member
5,271 posts 9 reps Joined Jul 2013
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 10:54 AM

Still need to finish framing ny basement.  Got half of it done.  Blacked out ceiling, acid stained floor blue and trimmed everything in white.  5" can lights in ceiling with double and triple gang light swithes to control them in a few difrerent ways.

 

 

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 248 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 11:00 AM

We're planning on doing the blacked out ceiling as well. Our basement currently has a pretty shabby drop-ceiling but it's a little low for my liking.

thavoice Senior Member
15,437 posts 42 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 1:52 PM

Looking to tear out the whole deck and make it 3 to 4 times bigger

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 165 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 1:53 PM

Adding to patio this summer

majorspark Senior Member
5,459 posts 39 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 2:00 PM

Total gut job in kitchen.  128 yr old house so I am adding all new electrical, plumbing, and duct work.  I am doing it all myself so my wife is being quite patient.  Two walls and ceiling closed up with drywall.  Saved the sink until the end just pulled it Tuesday and wiring the wall for range hood also bought a gas range so have to add a line to that wall.

Spock Senior Member
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Thu, Dec 28, 2017 3:42 PM
posted by justincredible

We're planning on doing the blacked out ceiling as well. Our basement currently has a pretty shabby drop-ceiling but it's a little low for my liking.

Dont go cheap.  Buy the Sherman Williams flat black.  Its expensive but goes on well.  

kizer permanente Senior Member
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Thu, Dec 28, 2017 7:29 PM
posted by Spock

Dont go cheap.  Buy the Sherman Williams flat black.  Its expensive but goes on well.  

I’ll take Benjamin Moore over Sherwin Williams any day. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 248 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 7:34 PM

I'm a big fan of Benjamin Moore paint, I've been using it the last few projects. I won't be painting in our basement, though. 

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 204 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 9:29 PM

Always something to do on the farm.  This summer will probably extend our paddock area 100 yards to meet up with our pasture.  This should help in deterring our neighbor's stupid fucking pit bull.

Belly35 Elderly Intellectual
10,015 posts 56 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 8:01 PM

Upgrading the kitchen already purchased the stainless steel appliances, sanding, new hardware and painting the cabinets, thinking of cement counter top but that still in debate, new flooring just don't know material to be used.

kizer permanente Senior Member
1,309 posts 18 reps Joined Aug 2017
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 9:54 PM

I want to change the floors in our house. It has cheap vinyl. Does anyone have experience with lumber liquidators. I’m sure they’re cheap for a reason. The one I’m interested in is more expensive than the cheap stuff there (3.50 sq ft) but other nice places are like 5-6 sq ft. 

Belly35 Elderly Intellectual
10,015 posts 56 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 11:20 PM

I'm  looking at Karndean flooring ...we have dogs and this flooring is scratch resistance 

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 248 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 9:21 AM

We are doing vinyl plank flooring in our basement. It's apparently come a long way over the last few years as far as looks go. And being completely waterproof is a nice bonus in case our basement gets water in it again. 

Spock Senior Member
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Sat, Dec 30, 2017 10:14 AM
posted by justincredible

We are doing vinyl plank flooring in our basement. It's apparently come a long way over the last few years as far as looks go. And being completely waterproof is a nice bonus in case our basement gets water in it again. 

what brand, where you get it and what is the cost?

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 248 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 10:26 AM
posted by Spock

what brand, where you get it and what is the cost?

No clue on that, we just know the type of flooring we are going to use. Most seem to be in the $2-3 per square foot range at home depot.

GoChiefs Resident Maniac
16,779 posts 66 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 12:11 PM

Not sure if any will get done, but wanting to:

Cement the driveway

Remodel the upstairs bath

New floor and bar in my cave. 

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