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Hello Diy! Sorry for not responding to the last thread, it took longer than I thought it would to get everything ready to close. To answer some questions from the last thread, I'm 22, I made just under 100k last year. The house was listed for 490,000 but I got it for 505,000. Its a 3 bed, 2 bath. Just over 1,500 sq ft. I'm currently shopping for paint and new flooring. My apartment lease is through the end of February, I plan on getting as much as I can done before I have to move in. I'll be sure to check in at least once a day now, I'll post some pictures of the interior later in the day or early tomorrow morning. Does anyone here know how to install laminate flooring? I'll start tearing the old stuff out soon. I'll probably use this same picture and title to make it easier to find in the future. Thanks for all the interest, I'm really looking forward to starting!
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These are some pics off redfin. I'm working today, I'll take some more tomorrow when I get to the house. One of the big projects I want to do eventually is take out all or most of the brick around the fireplace.
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The kitchen is fairly new, I need to raise the microwave up at least 4 inches, its way too close to the stove
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This is the downstairs area, I want to take out all the wood on the walls.
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The back yard is pretty good size, but it needs work. The whole yard slants down to one corner. I'm thinking about taking a few trees down and flattening it into probably 3 terraced areas. That way I'll actually have some useful space.
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The deck needs all new railing. I'm going to extend it all the way across the back of the house. The window on the left is the master bedroom, once the deck is built I'll take out the window and put in a sliding glass door.
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Tnats all the pictures for now, if you want to see something specific let me know. I'll be there tomorrow. Like I said, anyone thats installed new flooring please post some advice, I'd really appreciate it.
505K, what a fucking joke.
It was expensive but thats just housing prices in my area. I've come to realize that people who complain about how expensive they are are just lazy assess that decided to take a ton of college debt and only make $20 an hour. I'm fine with how much I spent. I got it for under 3% interest and thats what really matters. I just got off work, I'll start taking out carpet and flooring soon.
ive been working on a remodel for about 4 months and i want to kill myself
The interior isn't what I'd call my style, but it's relatively well done, still in good condition, and coherent throughout the house. You spent a half mil on a house that looks like an old tool shed from the outside, and you want to remodel the inside?
Put the money into a new exterior material, and the yard.
What area are you in? Half a million for a 3 bed 2 bath is ridiculous in most areas. If you're fine with the price, cool. I'm not gonna shit on you for that, but I'm just curious where this is.
Thanks for the advice. I plan on starting the exterior this summer. I have about 2 months to work inside without all my stuff getting in the way, after that I'll do projects as I can. What materials do you recommend for the exterior?
California somewhere
Not who you’re responding to but at that price and size I figured it was California. Looks like a nice place OP. Congrats! I think your idea of a terraced yard is great and has a ton of potential.
People complaining about a house like that costing over 300$ a square foot (with cheap carpet and laminate flooring inside lol) aren't lazy. Is that T1-11 siding ???
If you're not making an extra 60,000$ a year by being in that area versus what you would make in an area with more sensible house prices, then it seems like a poor tradeoff
Yeah its nice, expensive, but in line with my political views. Thinking about growing some micro-greens if I can get permits (?) to build a small shed to shelter from weather.
>this is considered needing a """remodel"""
jesus christ

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