Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Bang, Bang, Bang on the Door Baby...

Bang, bang, bang. That is what I've listened to for 3 days now. We are doing our part in keeping the economy going here. Since we moved into this house and had it remodeled one of the projects took a turn for the worse. The outside eave/upper sides of the house were scraped and patched and painted and we hoped that the red cedar wood would hold out but we were wrong. The paint bubbled, puckered, chipped and peeled and looked horrible. We got a bid and this week they began the process of pulling the boards off and putting up hardy-board. The next step will be to repaint it all again. I guess we are slowing leading up the huge add-on/remodel of the master bath. The quotes on what we wanted to do came in and I suggested we have a new house built for the same amount of money. OH MY GOD! I couldn't believe it but it was extensive. We would have to move plumbing, gas lines and the sewer lines. So we told the architect to take out a few of the amenities that The Hubby wanted, scale back and get new bids. Hopefully it will be a little more reasonable. It's not that we would overbuild for the neighborhood, I don't think that really is an issue but it is a bunch of money. I told The Hubby that I don't plan on moving and would just leave it up to the girls to sell the house when we die. I'm ready to get it going and we would again be helping the economy in employing some workforce. I want to get what we want, finally.

6 comments:

Char said...

amazing that repairs and renovations can do that - it's the same principle with getting a piece of furniture recovered - I could buy a new one for that!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

My daughter undertook a remodeling three years ago, thinkin at the time, it would be over and done with in a year....it's still not finished.

I think the trick is, a little at a time, otherwise the whole thing is overwhelming each time you look at it.

Daniele said...

Good luck on the remodle! I so loved your pictures from Ireland and glad you had such a great trip!

Kay said...

Oh yes! We know exactly what you mean about how expensive remodeling is. Ours will be a 3-5 year project and then some to do it ourselves.

lagirl/sweetea said...

Man-oh-man-oh-man, I HATE when projects exceed one's estimation. You pay for your thrills, huh?
I hope your lottery ticket pays off!

carma said...

Now is a good time to do the remodel if you can get it down to a reasonable price, since there will be lots of workers available to do the job quickly; hoping you get exactly what you want esp since you don't plan on moving...