Home Improvements, Again

posted on 2004-07-16 at 08:35:30 by Joel Ross

It looks like I'll be back on the home improvement front again here real soon. I still have minor tasks to finish on the front porch, but we'll probably be moving on to another project. I still have to side the end (a small section), put down some lattice, paint the inside of the windows, and eventually, put up railing. The first three are more important than the last one. It could wait until next year if we wanted to.

By the way, I'm hoping to get before and after pictures of the house up, but I'm waiting on our family website to get updated to have those. Even though I'm the web developer in the family, my wife maintains the site. It's more of a picture site, and she has the digital camera and the time, so she does it. It makes her happy, and I don't have to worry about it.

Anyway, my wife is looking at what we did to the porch, and now thinking about how we can get more out of the rest of the house. For starters, we'll probably pull up the carpet in the bathroom (yes, you read that right. Carpet in the bathroom), and put down linoleum. It's cheap, and will get us by until we are ready to do it right. The square foot sheets are 27 cents a piece, so we figure this job could cost less than $20, a cheap fix to get us by for a couple of years.

Up after that would be the rest of the carpet on the main floor. Well, not the rest, but the carpet in the dining room and living room. Then, we'd put down wood floors. My wife hates our carpet, and this would be a good way to get rid of it in most of the areas of the house - that would leave it in our den and the bedrooms.

Don't you just love owning a house?

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