Friday, June 13, 2008

Kitchen update

This last weekend me and dan ordered our kitchen countertops. They cost about 925ish. I am also going to order my tin backsplash soon. Maybe this weekend. The cost per one tile is 6.25 unpainted. it's 4 dollars to have each panel painted. I think I can do that myself. In total we will be spending about 1050 for new countertops and new backsplash. I still need to buy hardware for the cabinets and also new supports for bar. I think our kitchen update is in total going to cost around 2 grand.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Ahh...The house really doesn't look that bad from a decent distance away

Anway here is a list of things that need to be done in the order that we plan to do them

  1. Replace kitchen countertops.
  2. Add pressed tin backsplash
  3. Stain front deck
  4. Repaint main bathroom, I dislike the color I originally painted it
  5. Install tile floors in main bathroom
  6. Install new toilet in bathroom
  7. Finish rehabilitating the original molding of the living and dining room
  8. Finish the staircase
  9. Replace upstairs windows
  10. Refinish downstairs hardwood floors
  11. Move cold air return so that the original pocket doors can be installed
  12. Replace downstairs windows
  13. Get new sliding patio door for the kitchen
  14. Paint dining room
  15. Get new siding

Oh God we are never going to be finished.

We do however plan to do items 1-6 this summer. Lucky us

First Post

My boyfriend and I bought a 1900 Bungalow in Iowa last spring. We have done alot of work to it so far and we still have alot to do

Here is what we have done so far and the cost associated
  • Replaced AC and heating unit with high efficieny models ~$6500
  • Replace old or nonexsistant dishwasher and stove with new stainless steel models ~$1000
  • Installed in main bathroom a new vanity, mirror and shower head ~ $500
  • Installed new toilet in half bath ~$100
  • Replaced 2 new garage door openers in garage ~ $250
  • Replaced garbage disposal ~$100
  • Ripped up carpet covering stairwell and stripped stairs of varnish ~$200
  • Added new light fixtures to stairwell ~ $200
  • Laid vinyl tile in kitchen ~ $400
  • Used fancy high end molding to replace the cheap molding in kitchen ~ $300
  • Started to refinish original molding in living room and dining room ~ $50
  • Removed rotted tree trunk and relandscaped front and side yard ~ $500
  • Replace crappy ceiling fan in main bedroom ~ $120
  • Painted almost every room in the house ~ $300

If I can think of more things we have done I'll add to it.

Considering we have only own the house for 15 months I believe that we have done a good job.