The Home Renovation Thread

Not quite a renovation but I finally got to fixing my garage door.. I thought I was more complicated than it was, like if I had to do alignment with the rails or something .. whoever fixed/flipped our house basically put a 2x4 sideways so the guides were 1" more in than the other side, creating this decent gap
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After taking about 40 star screws and sawing a couple stripped ones, I just put the guides back to approx and now I have a sealed door
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Lesson being, don't be afraid to try it yourself first, I saves myself a few hundred bucks and only took an hour


Think I might celebrate with tacos 🙂
 
Let me tell you about our repair experience. Usually, people order doors in advance when they first start renovating their house. But we missed that moment and ordered the doors almost when we finished the renovation. We ordered interior doors from local manufacturers. I'm very glad we didn't have to wait several months. To our surprise, we received the order very quickly. We have a very light interior design. So I wanted all the doors to be white. Someone says that this color is not practical, but I would not agree. We ordered them from https://doordesignlab.com/.
 
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I installed the landscape lighting over the last couple days.. because just to the left of the steps there's 2 lights close to each other, I'm contemplating moving the uplights to be on the left wall then the 3 pillars, but the right most pillar has our ugly gutter on it ... Thoughts?
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My fiancée decided she wanted to rip out the old stones and walkway and do a wall at 730pm last night. We got this (just about) done in 3 hours. Still need to cut some stone on the corners and ends but should take more than 45 minutes. Will also try to level out the ground in the back.

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I need to replace the shrubs/bushes in the front but have 0 idea what to do. Anyone know a good/low maintenance shrubs/bish
 
I need to replace the shrubs/bushes in the front but have 0 idea what to do. Anyone know a good/low maintenance shrubs/bish
How much sun? Alot of options if full sun ..

I have a few rounds arborvitae but since I'm north facing theyres not as green as they could be
 
I need to replace the shrubs/bushes in the front but have 0 idea what to do. Anyone know a good/low maintenance shrubs/bish
I’m by no means a landscaping expert but we got these last year and so far they seem bullet proof.

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No, not boxwoods. There is a boxwood blight that kills them that has sneaked in with new imports around 2011 from Europe. They had warnings but they got in anyway. Roses require vigilance and removal if Rose Rosette Disease is detected. Need to check them every few months.

Azaleas are about the right height but I don't know the best varieties for your area.
I am lazy and just rejuvenate my old shrubs with pruning. Saves me the trouble of digging them out!
 
My fiancée decided she wanted to rip out the old stones and walkway and do a wall at 730pm last night. We got this (just about) done in 3 hours. Still need to cut some stone on the corners and ends but should take more than 45 minutes. Will also try to level out the ground in the back.

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That’s a damn good job in such a short time. Looks like a whole weekend or more project for me. 😂
 
That’s a damn good job in such a short time. Looks like a whole weekend or more project for me. 😂
I was expecting the same honestly lol. I’m not the most handy person in the world
 
Nothing major here but we restained our porch and put in some flowers.

need to do the back deck next
I dub thee "T-square" due to the straight mow lines. Well done!
 
Have to get a new back porch. Thinking of going with some kind of composite material instead of wood.
 
Final sprinkler head put in,

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and ghetto rigged the front door I refurbished... It didn't even occur to me that the hinges and knob holes would be different heights haha
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Time for chick FIL a 😎
 
So I need to re do the top to my tiki bar, anyone have an inkling what material this is?
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My bar roof panel is 8ft wide x I think 3ft tall. Thinking these polycarb panels and ridge caps?
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Open to any other ideas
 
So I need to re do the top to my tiki bar, anyone have an inkling what material this is?
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My bar roof panel is 8ft wide x I think 3ft tall. Thinking these polycarb panels and ridge caps?
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Open to any other ideas
It's probably steel sheet metal, but no reason that polycarbonate panel wouldn't work.
 
Pressure washing is so tiring but therapeutic at the same time.. so glad I upgraded the pressure washer, this one made it so much easier
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Backstory: Was divorced and needed a home near my young son and his mother. Bought 1800 sq foot home before prices went through roof near center of a suburb with nearby hospitals, restaurants, great access to airport, highways, etc. and a golf course. Rent house turned home. This took a while to pull the trigger, plan and redo. Home pricing has gone out the whazzo in this area over the last three years. Found a guy who asked,"What do you do here?" I office here, like coffee, golf, wine. He said, "You won't want to leave." He tore apart every wall except the perimeter and two interior walls. Took one bedroom and made it into a front office. A guest has their own suite and bath. Master has its own hallway. This is the "before" of the main room... small windows, sunken living area, wood floor dining area, walled off kitchen behind this pic. Very '70ish tract home.
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Six months later. Still going. Two year project. Need to move in the piano. Another sofa and a coffee table coming in as well as the TV above the electric fireplace. Amazing turnaround. Good design guy.

Took out lower ceiling which revealed a hidden cathedral ceiling, redid HVAC venting, BIG windows, filled in sunken living area, took out brick, took out wall to kitchen, one large room, coffee and wine/liquor bar area.
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Using wall art to give color to the white, black, walnut.
 
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You will laugh at this ...

Master (primary bedroom) from a volume builder of the '70's, shower, small closet, and bath to the right - unseen

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Six months later ... primary bedroom/electric fireplace/tv with shower/bath/sauna, gave up 4 feet of space to make a large closet behind the fireplace. I don't even like leaving.
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This is the project that's taken up my week off, making a "built in" cabinet and eventually book case

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The goal
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Here comes another trip to HD :ROFLMAO:
 
Installing a tile backsplash in the kitchen this weekend... wish me luck! Will post pics when we are done
 
Exhausted but at least it's done
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Exhausted but at least it's done
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Turned out great! We got lazy with ours because it was mainly just for kids toys.
Maniacs just destroy the place every time we get it organized lol!

Excuse the laundry baskets, its laundry night.
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Turned out great! We got lazy with ours because it was mainly just for kids toys.
Maniacs just destroy the place every time we get it organized lol!

Excuse the laundry baskets, its laundry night.
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Lol my wife is most excited for more storage space, which just means more crap to be put in there
 
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