Oh man the house smells so good.Dried cherry and almond scones.Delicious!Tired of doing everything in the house.It's been 2 1/2 years of isolation for us.I went to Oakridge farms and stocked up with about $150 of frozen meals.The Bison meatpies and Irish stew with Guiness is really good.Never done any baking...sooo let's see how these scones turn out.Couldn't find flour at the stores,but Oakridge had some.
We also did French Doors to the backyard. My concern was a screen net, I wanted one.Having just moved in here in february there is a list of 172 items so far. Painting the entire interior is happening now, 10ft cielings leave 100's of sq ft of extra wall to paint, and the living room is vaulted to 16' , its a lot of ladder work.
Turned a last century cabinet makers bench into a side bar in the kitchen, making a 30x30 maple cutting board, I'm tired of chasing vegetables around the cutting board.
Installed a new dining room light, need to take 200lbs of garden gnomes out of the back the previous owner left.
Installed a steel door in the basement hallway , I took the finished basement family room for a work shop. French doors to the backyard and a gas fireplace in there. Its going to be comfy.
Organizing the garage is next week.
Drywall lifts, they are always on sale someplace for $189. its the best money you can ever spend, and they collapse and fold up and take no more space than 2 sawhorses to store. I started just budgeting equipment like that into the project cost years ago.
Renting a 4" rotary hammer to make a vent hole at $65 for 4 hrs makes sense. They cost $800 to own. Renting a drywall lift for $50 a day isn';t really a deal, you could own it in couple days rental.
This is the best forum for plumbing stuff: Terry Love Plumbing & Remodel DIY & Professional Forum. You'll find reference diagrams in a lot of posts there.Do some plumbing, adding some venting - anyone know about venting?
Yes. The pic I showed was generic. There are very specific panels depending on spans and expected load. The panel, rebar schedule and thickness of concrete is very different for my garage floor compared to the bit over the cold room.Isn't this the same or similar to what commercial units use for their flooring before the concrete gets poured? Also on their roof before all the roofing material goes on?
It was specifically designed so that a 6 X 12 snooker table could be put in it, without any need for a shortie cue. Also happened to make a decent sized garage above.Wow, that is a good size room. My problem is my room is not large so specialty material costs can get out of control per sq ft. The room is only ~4'x9'. It will become an awesome wine cellar at some point after it is dry. The roof deck is not a bad idea though, I may talk to some construction friends and see if they have some off cuts.
True dat. I did it as I was building it, so it didn't add much to the cost. I think at the time it added about $4000. For about 500 sq. ft., that's not bad.I would love to make the dumping pit under my garage into usable space. Either part of the basement or a workshop only accessible from the garage.
But that is a huge project and probably not worth the cost and time needed to get it done.
I don't even think a builder of a sub division would entertain the idea of doing this. Never mind their "upgrade" cost for it.True dat. I did it as I was building it, so it didn't add much to the cost. I think at the time it added about $4000. For about 500 sq. ft., that's not bad.
I suspect he was building a one-off not a subdivision house.It's hard to get different colour kitchen cabinets in a subdivision house for $4000.I don't even think a builder of a sub division would entertain the idea of doing this. Never mind their "upgrade" cost for it.
Yep. Built it myself. Out in the bush, across the road from my 75 acres so that I don't have to pay waterfront taxes, but I can see the lake through the trees on the other side of the road.I suspect he was building a one-off not a subdivision house.It's hard to get different colour kitchen cabinets in a subdivision house for $4000.