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Postby Tyler » Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:04 am

simo wrote:Source of the post The Treasure Valley, Boise and surrounding radius, are insane. We've gone through a stint here were most houses are rising $5K-$8K a month and they're building new like crazy but can't keep up.

Congrats on being rich if/when you sell your house.
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Postby cwilkins88 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:27 am

So, I've been pretty busy over the last year. Some of this isn't quarantine, but it all kinda feeds into each other.

Here is the studs of my basement and after it was fully drywalled: https://imgur.com/a/WQQfeRy

Getting Carpet and new sectional/tv: https://imgur.com/a/O1K4e9t

Getting Bathroom finished: https://imgur.com/a/TXyMCB2

Doing Trim (I didn't take as many of this, will add some later): https://imgur.com/a/UtbmwvP

Brush Cleanup in the backyard. We did 3 loads like this: https://imgur.com/a/QCsRRM1

New Swingset that Tyler and I built: https://imgur.com/a/sus3NFf

New Patio set: https://imgur.com/a/sk8nWVx

Garage Shelving(this was just yesterday) https://imgur.com/a/eUk1XHW
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Postby Tyler » Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:41 am

Stop making us all feel lazy. Good work on the new house!

Have you filled the nail holes/gaps in the trim yet? That is always the final step that is the hardest to do.
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Postby cwilkins88 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:43 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post Stop making us all feel lazy. Good work on the new house!

Have you filled the nail holes/gaps in the trim yet? That is always the final step that is the hardest to do.


I've done it on the doors and the closet/main room, but i still have the hallway and the windows to do. It's just so boring an unrewarding.

I also put some shelving in the craft room/utility room and did a few ceiling fans too i guess, but that's not very interesting.
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Postby cwilkins88 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:49 am

Some photos of painting too: https://imgur.com/a/eeuuRrQ
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Postby simo » Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:08 am

Damn! That basement is looking great!
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Postby simo » Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:12 am

I just pulled everything out of our exterior utility closet and mounted bike hangers on the wall and installed shelving to store all of the toys and overflow stuffs. Now the patio is clear and the golf clubs are out of the dining room :D

Enjoying my vacation from big house projects/upkeep.
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Postby Tyler » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:55 pm

simo wrote:Source of the post Damn! That basement is looking great!

He must have borrowed some really nice tools from a great friend!
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Postby cwilkins88 » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:04 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post
simo wrote:Source of the post Damn! That basement is looking great!

He must have borrowed some really nice tools from a great friend!


Still have em!
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Postby blake » Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:35 am

added a storm door

finishing basement currently (hired out)
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Postby Tyler » Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:33 am

blake wrote:Source of the post finishing basement currently (hired out)

This has to be the worst time ever to hire out a project like that since materials are 4x higher in cost than normal?
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Postby blake » Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:17 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post
blake wrote:Source of the post finishing basement currently (hired out)

This has to be the worst time ever to hire out a project like that since materials are 4x higher in cost than normal?

got a proposal agreed to late Spring with contractor and they started mid August.

haven't heard anything about materials being higher from the contractor or subs to date
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Postby bmyoungs » Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:28 am

We had new flooring put in throughout our entire house minus bedrooms and basement. Hardwood everywhere except the tile in bathrooms. Did it through lowes because finding a reliable contractor was miserable and when things kept getting fucked up (all lowes fault) it was nice to go back and bitch to them and get free stuff. Not quite finished but here's some before/after before we move furniture back.

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Postby bmyoungs » Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:29 am

After

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Postby Tyler » Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:35 am

Looks good! Excited to see what the stairs look like because that carpet was dated!
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Postby bmyoungs » Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:46 pm

Stairs mostly done, lowes forgot 2 stair risers that have not come in yet.

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Postby Tyler » Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:16 pm

Nice LG dryer.

Have Marshall color the top stairs with brown marker in the meantime.
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Postby Tyler » Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:15 pm

For years I've been trying to talk my in-laws into a bigger tv. They had a 32" as their main living room TV build into a little cabinet. I wanted to hang a new tv on the wall, but they didn't want to move furniture around. I always said I could blow out their cabinet to fit a bigger tv, but they said no. Since Black Friday has started already I talked them j to a 55" and promised them I could easily make it fit in the cabinet. Here's the result.

Before. Should have taken a pic with the tv in there and the other cabinet door on. The 32 looked pretty small in there.

After. 55" fit perfectly. At first I wanted them to go 60+ and I would knock out both cabinets, but I'm glad we went with this instead.

I had bought some steel square tubing to refinance the top since I took out a support, but after taking it out and basically jumping on the top, I decided it wasn't necessary. For sure would have if I took both out.

Also, they wanted me to say the carpet is coming out in a few weeks so don't judge them on it.
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Postby bmyoungs » Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:22 pm

That's so low to the ground, do they lay on the floor to watch?

Can't imagine that would be comfortable for big daddy.
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Postby simo » Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:31 am

Dang, y'all been busy. Both look excellent Brad and Tyler!

That is an interesting spot for a TV. I guess this way someone can sit at the counter doing work and feel a part of the action haha.

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