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Topic review - Next home improvement project
Post Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 10:06 am
Wow. Thanks spammers for resurrecting this thread from the grave.

Turns out, the important stuff I never got done. The rest of it I gave up on. Ha.

Plumbing nightmare is worse than ever. I'm shooting to try to just hire someone to replace the whole faucet, spout, and drain assembly. Hard water blows. Hard. Only problem is I gotta wait till I have a day off, which is 1 week and 2 days away.

Not completed:
- Plumbing
- Closet organization
- Caulking (don't care anymore)

Completed:
- Wall-mounted computer
- Guitar organization
- Lye pellets (or similar)
- Car stereo
- Bed
- Superswitched living room lighting

Overcome by events:
- DVD storage (thanks Nutflix)
Post Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 7:08 am
Sweet Christmas, illegal aliensteve! Who do you work for? You're like the bastard abandoned son of an advice columnist, and a syphilitic sweat sock.
Post Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 3:28 am
Home improvement is a worthwhile venture that has a number of advantages. Before you tackle any improvement project, you should plan it. These projects require time and money. Careful planning helps you to make sure that both of your resources, time and money, are used wisely to achieve the desired results. It is important to take into consideration every aspect of the project.

Orangeries
Post Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:49 pm
Let me know when you're ready to do it, and I will be there to alleviate your frustrations with the plumbing nightmare. :D
Post Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:17 pm
Thanks dude. I was checking it out at Lowe's across the street too. It comes in a set for like $30, or I can buy the individual pieces for like $8+$9. It was funny because the set actually cost MORE than buying each piece separately.

I'm thinking I'm going with the step-here-to-make-it-pop-up style. Plumbing nightmare here I come!!!!

(P.S. Anyone wanna help me with this? I know that I can do it on my own, but I also know that it will come with endless unaccounted for frustration.)
Post Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:40 pm
Note to Waste:

I saw the piece you want for your tub at Home Depot. They come in varying styles and price from 15 to 30 dollars. I cannot site my source because it is not on their website. You'll just have to trust me.
Post Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:58 pm
I like the trampoline floor idea. Yeah buddy!
Post Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 5:27 pm
Here's my version:

A) Install trampoline floor.
B) Everything else just fallls into place. Wheeeeee!
Post Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:59 am
I am simplifying your list for you:

(a) Organize my closet to add shelving on top (2-hour project, if you need tools/help let me know)
(b) mount my monitor to my wall (the keyboard can wait, but you need to make progress on this, since you have been talking about it FOREVER. Just get a wireless keyboard)
(c) Add a bookshelf (with doors) for organization/storage of DVDs, cds, etc. (I have a truck and I have been meaning to go to ikea...)
(d) Build/buy a guitar rack so that my babies aren't laying on the floor (where are you going to put this? it would be great, but first just figure out where).
(e) re-caulk my bathroom (you can borrow my gun, it should take about 10 minutes)
(f) Buy the lye pellets that clean out drains (like $3 and work really well) and then get a rubber stopper for when you want to plug the drain
(g) Fix my car stereo by replacing the head unit immediately, and changing the form speakers within the next 3 months.
(h) Replace my bed with something that doesn't suck (a good night's sleep is key, especially for you since you only sleep 2 hours a night. Got to Sam's club where you can get a nice mattress for cheap. If you only want a queen, you can get a rockin one for less than $500, if I recall. If you don't have a membership, you can borrow mine).
(k) Figure out lighting for my living room. Use "Super Switch" as necessary. (I am not familiar with the exact problem you have, but lighting is super-important)
Post Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:41 pm
Well, what bothers you the most? What is the quickest thing you can take care of (you might feel more accomplished, and therefore maintain motivation if you take a couple easy things off the list near the beginning)? What would you be doing for you versus what would you be doing that might benefit others (I say you do something for you first for once)? What is going to have the most benefit (e.g. if your bed makes you wake up sore, that would be a big one, but if it doesn't, your bed is just fine for now)?

Those are all my thoughts for now.

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